With September just around the corner, the local rites of fall are soon to follow. And for those of us that call the Smoky Mountains and the surrounding area home that means brightly colored leaves, footballs filling the the air and the time honored Sevier County Fair.
Like last year, the Sevier County Fair runs Labor Day week, September 2-7 at the Sevier County fairgrounds (754 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, Tn), near the Wilderness Resort of the Smokies.
So, what’s in store for 2013 you ask? Plenty… to go along with all your favorite fair food, rides, competitions and attractions of years past. There will be a Dairy Show on Monday night and back by popular demand this year the Goat Show, running on Friday night.
The Fairest of the Fair – one of the most popular pageants in East Tennessee is back on Monday and Tuesday night at 6 pm. Tuesday at 7 pm, come see the turtle races. Wednesday the Open beef cattle show and the modified lawnmower races start things off followed by an ice cream eating contest.
Saturday gates open at Noon and from there you head straight over to the dog show to see some of the area’s cutest pooches perform and compete for prizes. Follow that day’s events up with a talent show that night at 6:30 and you’re weekend is set.
Schedule of events:
|6 – 9 pm||Nightly Entertainment and Demonstrations|
|6:30 pm||Money Pole|
|Poultry Show – Poultry Barn|
|Scavenger Hunt – Exhibit Hall (see Information booth)|
|“Days Gone By” Children’s Play Area|
|Monday, Sept. 2||Tuesday, Sept. 3 *|
|3 pm||Gates Open – Opening Ceremonies||5 pm||Gates Open|
|6 pm||Fairest of the Fair – Little Red Barn Theater||6 pm||Fairest of the Fair – Little Red Barn Theater|
|6 pm||Dairy & Cattle Show – Cattle Barn||6 pm||Junior Beef Cattle Show – Cattle Barn|
|7 pm||Turtle Race|
* Tuesday is Canned Food Night. Each person who donates two (2) canned food items can purchase a $3.00 gate admission ticket. All donations will be given to the Sevier County Food Ministries.
|Wednesday, Sept. 4||Thursday, Sept. 5 *|
|5 pm||Gates Open||5 pm||Gates Open|
|6 pm||Open Beef Cattle Show – Cattle Barn||6 pm||Junior & Open Sheep Show – Cattle Barn|
|6 pm||Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest||6:30 pm||Dixie Stampede Whoadeo|
|6 pm||Modified Lawnmower Races – Arena||7 pm||Storytelling by Bill Landry, “Heartland Series”|
|7 pm||Ice Cream Eating Contest|
* Thursday evening is sponsored by Food City & Dixie Stampede. Buy One/Get One Free Ride Wrist Band coupons from Food City can be used on Thursday.
|Friday, Sept. 6||Saturday, Sept. 7 *|
|5 pm||Gates Open||1 pm||Gates Open|
|6 pm||Goat Show – Cattle Barn||1 pm||Interactive Farm – Cattle Barn|
|7 pm||Corn Hole Championship – Arena||1 pm||Dog Show – next to Cattle Barn|
|7 pm||Storytelling by Sam Venable||6:30 pm||Talent Show – Little Red Barn Theater|
|Grilling Demonstration and Samples||7 pm||Tractor Games/Olympics – Arena|
|presented by Rel Maples Institute for|
|8 pm||KFW Wrestling – next to Arena|
* Saturday is Senior Day. Admission – $2.00 for adults 60+. All proceeds from Senior Day admissions will be donated to the Sevier County Senior Center.