Sevier County Fair 2011

One of the great traditions of the South is the county fair. Inviting music, smells of funnel cake, cotton candy and corn dogs, and sounds of carnival games and children playing are just a few reasons why we love those “Fall-is-coming” fêtes. Labor Day is fast approaching, and if you’re anything like me, you want to pack the most fun possible into your much anticipated long weekend! So, starting Monday, September 5, you can head out to the Sevier County Fair to enjoy some good food, music and games. The Sevier County Fairgrounds in Sevierville, TN, will host this event all week long, so there are plenty of days to join in on the fun. In addition to Sevier Fair favorites like livestock and dog shows, turtle races, the kids dance show, the watermelon seed spitting contest and the brain freeze ice cream eating contest, there will be a few new events. There will be a kids’ chalk drawing challenge, entertainment on the new stage in the Red Barn Theater, and Saturday will feature the “Interactive Little Red Barn.” This will be an exciting farm experience in the cattle barn. Home to some of the best fair rides around, the Sevier County Fair will give kids a thrill, while taking some of you back to “the good ol’ days.” Gates open Monday at 3 pm, with the Fairest of the Fair pageant starting at 6 pm. On Tuesday night, you can enjoy entertainment by Jimbo Whaley and Greenbriar at 7:30 pm, and for a delight you can only find in the South, stop by Friday night at 6:30 pm for the lawn mower pull. Throughout the week, you can watch culinary demonstrations by Rel Maples, or tap your toes to groups like the Fifth Street Saints Band. The Sevier County Fair has something for everyone, from a carnival to cattle shows. Grab the family (or your favorite gal), and revel in a night of some classic summer frivolity. You can find more information about tickets, discounts and vendors for this event at