Your safety is our top priority. The Knoxville Police Department is on site all 10 days of the Fair.

If you have a concern an officer is on duty at the Information Booth located next to First Aid.  (See Map for details)

KPD is also on patrol throughout the fairgrounds.

PLEASE NOTE: No weapons of any kind are permitted at the Tennessee Valley Fair at any time.

All entrants are subject to search before entering the fairgrounds.

NEW BAG POLICY: No backpacks will be permitted on the fairgrounds.  Purses larger than 12 in x 12 in x 12 in are also not permitted. In order to ensure a safe environment for all guests, no backpacks of any size/shape are permitted.  Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items and diaper bags (when accompanied by a child of appropriate age) ALL bags are subject to search.

We also do not allow re-entry after 10:00 p.m.

WEATHER POLICY: The Tennessee Valley Fair staff, in conjunction with local emergency services (including, but not limited to: the Knoxville Police Department and the National Weather Service) will closely monitor potentially hazardous weather conditions if they arise during our 10 day event.  If the National Weather Service announces a severe weather warning within a 5 mile radius of Chilhowee Park, weather advisories will be announced immediately on the public address system directing guests to seek shelter.  Designated severe weather shelters are located in the Jacob Building and Kerr Building.  If a concert or special event is taking place, the event will be delayed, postponed or canceled depending on the severity and duration of the weather event.  Fairgoers will be notified of any weather related announcements via email, social media and updates will be posted on our website.





A non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing East Tennessee heritage, agriculture and the arts for nearly 100 years.

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

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3301 East Magnolia Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37914



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