It’s Prime Time for Tennessee’s Local Fairs
It’s prime time for Tennessee’s local fairs, and state agriculture officials say more than 3 million people visit the fairs every year.
The Agriculture Department said fairs last year paid out more than $1 million in premiums for more than 200,000 agricultural exhibits.
The agency says Tennessee’s 60 agricultural fairs are run independently, with about 18,000 volunteers statewide.
A news release from the Agriculture Department says fair season in Tennessee starts in June, but with crops maturing and harvest beginning, August is a popular month. County fairs will continue showcasing agricultural goods through October, and the Tennessee State Fair is in Nashville in September.
Regional fairs also take place in coming months, including the Appalachian Fair, Tennessee Valley Fair, Middle Tennessee District Fair, West Tennessee State Fair and Delta Fair.