Food, Family, and Fun at the Sevier County Fair

Now celebrating 80 years, the Sevier County Fair is coming back to the Smokies this fall from September 7 through September 12. This year’s fair—themed “It’s All About the Kids!”—is dedicated to the memory of Phillip W. Crawford (1957–2015), who is credited with working hard to keep the fair going so it can always serve as a special memory for kids everywhere. Keep his dream alive by bringing your own little ones to enjoy all the fun that’s in store at the Sevier County Fair this fall.

A favorite tradition established in 1935, the Sevier County Fair has plenty of activities to keep your family entertained during your Smoky Mountain stay. At 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, you can catch the Dairy and Cattle Show as well as the Fairest of the Fair Pageant. Other fun activities on those nights include the Ice Cream Eating Contest and the Boy Scouts Dutch Oven Cookoff.

Wednesday offers the Volunteer Chevrolet Lego Build, the Open Beef Cattle Show, and the Tractor Olympics located in the Arena. Thursday’s main event is the Lumberjack Feud Show—and if you like it, then be sure to take your family to the Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. This rip-roaring show complete with high-flying timber dogs and chainsaw carvings is a totally unique experience your family will never forget!
Friday’s and Saturday’s events at the fair include the Youth Talent Show, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Humane Society Dog Show, Koi Drag Racing, and Firehouse Subs Kid’s Funky Fun Night in the Little Red Barn Theater. And these are just a few of the events on this year’s schedule—not to mention the Sevier County Fair will be loaded with fun rides and exhibits throughout that you can enjoy every day!

The Sevier County Fair opens Monday, September 7, and runs through September 12. The time schedule for the week is as follows:
Monday, September 7 (3 p.m.–10 p.m.)
Tuesday–Friday, September 8–11 (5 p.m.–10 p.m.)
Saturday, September 12 (3 p.m.–10 p.m.)*
*Senior Day

Sevier County Fairgrounds
754 Old Knoxville Highway
Sevierville, TN 37862

A few of the contests at this year’s fall fair include:
Sevier County Fair Youth Talent Competition—First place winner receives $100 as well as a professional photo shoot and the chance to perform onstage during a Country Tonite show!
Fairest of the Fair Beauty Pageant – Sevier County residents are encouraged to participate in this beauty pageant for girls of all ages – babies all the way up to 20-year-olds. This year’s theme is “It’s Tiki Time!”
“Best of” Prizes – Visitors to the fair are invited to view some of the best crops grown right here in Sevier County, including soybeans, watermelon, winter squash, and more!

You can purchase tickets to the Sevier County Fair online by clicking here. Tickets are $5 for adults, and all children 10 and under are FREE. You can also purchase unlimited wristbands for $15 that are good for the whole week.
For members of the Tennessee Farm Bureau, you can show your membership card and receive FREE entry into the fair for you and a guest on Wednesday night only. Also, Saturday is Senior Day, so those visitors who are 60 years old or older can get into the fair for only $3 per person. A portion of your senior ticket will be donated to the Sevier County Senior Center.

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Call our reservation specialists today for more information about any of our cabins, and enjoy your time at the Sevier County Fair this fall!

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