By Darryl Payne
Posted on September 6, 2011
It’s one of the great annual traditions in Sevier County that’s always a sure sign that summer is over and autumn is on its way. The Sevier County Fair is currently under way this week and will continue through this Saturday the 10th. The fair always provides a week full of food, rides, games and exhibits, all presented in the safe, clean, family-friendly atmosphere of the Sevier County Fairgrounds on the banks of the Little Pigeon River.
The festivities feature a full carnival with midway rides and games, home-baked pies and preserves and exhibits of prize-winning livestock, fruits, vegetables and more. Several events, like the tractor pull and the watermelon seed-spitting contest are annual favorites, as is the beauty competition in which young ladies from across the county vie for the title Fairest of the Fair. Also look for a talent show, a kids’ dance show, turtle races and a Brain Freeze ice cream-eating contest.
New events for this year include a kids’ chalk-drawing challenge, live entertainment in the Red Barn Theater and an Interactive Little Red Barn experience in the cattle barn on Saturday.
If you decide to travel to the Smokies this week or for any future special event, be sure to consider our site Visit Sevier County for booking your overnight accommodations. Whether you’re visiting Sevierville, Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, we have top-quality lodgings that are conveniently located near the places you want to be.
About Darryl Payne
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