SEPTEMBER 6-15, 2019

September 7-16, 2018 - Schedule Below / Midway


We are proud to welcome Wade Shows back to the Tennessee Valley Fair for the 15th year in a row!  For over 100 years, Wade Shows has been an industry leader and one of North America’s premiere midway companies.

Midway features: Thrill Rides, Family Rides, Kiddie Rides, Carnival Games & Delicious Fair Food.


Frequently Asked Questions

Your safety is our top priority. Here is more information on how we’re working to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests:


Who is the Tennessee Valley Fair’s Midway provider?

Wade Shows, Inc.  As North America’s premiere midway company, Wade Shows has been in business for over 100 years.  They are a family owned business with an excellent safety record.  Wade Shows has provided the midway at the Tennessee Valley Fair for 15 years. Guests at Wade Show’s partner fairs and festivals nationwide will ride their equipment over 15 million times in 2017 alone.  Please note: Wade Shows, Inc. does not provide rides or attractions at the Greene County Fair in Greeneville or the Delta Fair in Memphis.


What Rides will be at the Fair this Year?

Wade Show's official ride list (To be announced August 2018)


What Does it Cost to Ride?

There are two options - Unlimited Ride Wristbands or Ride Tickets. Unlimited Ride Wristbands allow guests to ride unlimited rides on one day of the Fair. Ride tickets are a good idea if you only want to ride a few rides. We are proud to offer discounted ride wristbands between June 4 - September 6. Click here to see the deals. During the Fair, ride wristband prices vary by day. Click here to see our price list.


Where can I read more about Wade Shows Safety Policies?

Wade Shows Website - Safety Page
Read more about the Tennessee Valley Fair's Safety practices - Safety FAQs.


How often are Rides Inspected?

Each ride at the Tennessee Valley Fair is subject to two rounds of safety inspections:

1. Wade Shows Inspectors
Wade Shows inspectors test the rides each morning prior to opening. These ride inspectors
travel with the Midway company and are very familiar with the equipment, enabling them to
readily recognize any maintenance issues that may arise.

2. Third Party NAARSO Inspector

In addition to the inspections detailed above, Wade Shows hires a third party NAARSO (National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials) certified ride inspector for an additional layer of protection. This is the final inspection that takes place. Rides are not permitted to open at the Tennessee Valley Fair until they successfully pass
these levels of inspection.


Are Midway Employees Screened?

Yes. Every employee must pass a criminal background check and drug screening to be considered for employment.


I have a young child, what can they ride?

Height Requirements - Wristbands are not recommended for children under 36" as there are a limited amount of rides they can safely ride. Parents with children under 48" should check the height requirements before purchasing to make an informed decision whether wristbands are the best value for their children. Height requirements for the rides can be found on-site.

Questions? Contact usWe’re here to help!



Midway Operation Schedule




Friday, September 7, 2018

4:00 pm


Saturday, September 8, 2018

10:00 am


Sunday, September 9, 2018

1:00 pm

11:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10, 2018

10:00 am

11:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m.

11:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

4:00 pm

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

4:00 pm

11:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

4:00 pm

11:00 p.m.

Friday, September 14, 2018

4:00 pm


Saturday, September 15, 2018

11:00 am


Sunday, September 16, 2018

1:00 pm



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Knoxville, TN 37914






A special thanks to everyone who helps to make the Tennessee Valley Fair a success: