Tennessee State Fair continues through Sunday - WKRN News 2

Tennessee State Fair continues through Sunday

Posted: Updated: Sep 14, 2012 04:32 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The 106th annual Tennessee State Fair continues at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds located at Wedgewood Avenue and Nolensville Pike through Sunday.

Fair official Katie Radel told Nashville's News 2 there has been an outpour of support to keep the fairgrounds alive.

In 2010, a redevelopment plan for the 117-acre property would have forced the fair to move from its current location.

After a major public outcry, the mayor decided to change his plans.

According to Radel, this year entry participation for livestock and creative arts was up 25%.

She added, "Attendance has been great. We don't have exact numbers, but we had a field trip Monday and we had 10,000 students."

Radel added that visitors can plan for the annual event to be held at the fairgrounds next year.

"As far as we know we are going to have the state fair here at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds next year September 6 through 15," she said. "It's a proposed time at this point. All of our board has been meeting to get to that point to make that decision and to move forward so that we have a whole year to plan."

The fate of the 2013 fair should be decided early next month.

This year's fair wraps up Sunday.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children at the gate. Children two and under are admitted for free.

Discounted tickets can be purchased online at TNStateFair.org.

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