Sevier County Fair Says “Show Will Go On”

Sevier County Fair is excited to invite you with the support of our Mayor Larry Waters, several confirmed sponsors, and the Sevier County Fair Association Board to our Sevier County Fair September 1st – 7th, 2020. It may look a bit different and there will certainly be some changes, but the show will go on! Fair Director, Cyndie Wolford says, “We extend this invitation to not only our county, but any and all counties, especially those that find themselves without a county fair this year. No matter where you live, you are welcome to come and join the Sevier County Fair. Whether you want to come as a fair-goer, enter exhibits, show livestock, be a vendor, or volunteer, we welcome you to come on be a part of the 2019 State Champion of Champions Fair (#1 in the state).”

In the last few weeks, county fairs have made the extremely hard decision to cancel from one end of the state to the other. Our fair is scheduled later than many other fairs which gives us a bit of an advantage. We do hope everyone understands each county is unique and every fair operates differently. There is no “one size fits” all when it comes to making the hard choices with so many facets and layers to come up with a final plan. We support the decisions of fairs across our state and know each county has made the decision that is right for them with all that must be considered.

First and foremost, our top concern has been the consideration for the health and safety of our community, fair-goers, vendors, exhibitors, and volunteers. Saying this has been a long and hard decision to make would be a vast understatement. However, our event is primarily an outdoor event full of sun and heat. Our grounds are small enough that it is manageable and we will be operating under any guidelines set forth at the time of our event.

Through all of this, we find ourselves in a very fortunate position still having what we feel is enough local sponsorships/partners, paired with additional support from our county, to be able to financially bring this event to our community. Because of sponsors who have already committed and those who are in the works, we will be able to bring a fun and joyful event to our community, as well as others. Thank you to all sponsors, partners, and supporters who have made it a possibility. We know it is a great stretch for anyone right now to share funds to support this event and we greatly appreciate all those that are able to do so. For those struggling this year, we understand and pray that the next year ahead improves for everyone. Sadly, we know of some whom have closed their doors forever and wish them all the best.

Our heart tells us this is a much-needed source of joy for families needing something to look forward to, a ray of light for our youth, and an opportunity for all of us to come together to focus on being one community without division. We can all come together to appreciate the varying heritage that creates our community, be reminded of the importance of our local farms, and educate visitors about why agriculture must never be lost.

Mark those calendars now! We have a packed schedule of some of the classic fair events such as Fairest of the Fair, nighty contest, and of course the carnival rides. One night at the fair this year just might not be enough though; just too many amazing things going on! We have a new Broncs & Bulls Rodeo, Sevier County’s Got Talent, and new special entertainment from local artists Dre Hilton and Warman Trio. The Farm Warrior Challenge will be back, as well as the lawn mower derby, and our Youth Talent Contest. Our website and Facebook pages will be updated over the next couple of weeks so be sure to visit us at and Sevier County Fair on Facebook for all the latest news. If you have any questions or are interested in being a vendor, volunteering, or exhibiting please contact us as 865-453-0770 or