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General Information about the Fair

The County Fair is locally considered to be the official kickoff of the fall season in Hamilton County.  Held on the last weekend in September each year, the County Fair attracts over 50,000 people for the two-day event.  The Fair is held on Dallas Island in Chester Frost Park, a 280-acre lakefront Hamilton County facility located in North Hamilton County, about 15 miles from downtown.  Fairgoers are shuttled to the park via Bus Shuttle.  There is no admission charge, but there is a shuttle fee.  Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome aboard the transportation.  The fair is open both days from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and is held rain or shine.

For added security, backpacks and other carry-ons will be subject to search before boarding transportation.  Strollers are allowed.

The County Fair is a SMOKE-FREE Event.
We appreciate your cooperation.

Fairgoers are shuttled to the park via Bus Shuttle

DATES:  Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25
TIMES:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm both days
SHUTTLE BUS PARKING INFO:
Chester Frost Park – Bus Shuttle Service Access via:
                    Northgate Mall – directions
                    Middle Valley Recreation Center – directions
BUS COST:  $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 3-12, under 3 Free. This covers the cost of the bus shuttle to and from the fair. Entrance to the fair is free. The fair will be held rain or shine. Tickets will stop being sold at 4pm each day.

Fair Grounds Map and Printable Schedule

 

New at the fair this year!

Hamilton County Fairest of the Fair
Saturday September 24th at 2:30 on Dallas island Stage
Age groups are:
* Pre-teen 10-12
* Teen 13-15
* Miss 16-21 (She will advance to State Pageant Tennessee's Fairest of the Fair) All 3 girls will get a sash, flowers and crown

To contact the Officials of this pageant, Call Rodney Hullender at 423.718.1111 OR Email at Rodneyhullender@gmail.com

Fair Pageant Application

Parking/Camping Informationn

**Click here for information on Camping during the Fair

*Handicapped Parking Info
Automobiles with proper handicap designation will be directed to a special parking area in Chester Frost Park and patrons will be transported to the fairgrounds.

The handicapped person and one other person per car will be allowed to park free in this area. Any extra persons in the car will be charged $5 to enter the fair, regardless of age.

*Volunteer Parking Info
If you are a County Fair volunteer, special parking areas are established for you as well.  All County Fair volunteers will be directed to the beach and boat launch parking areas in Chester Frost Park.  County Fair shuttles will then transport volunteers to the volunteer check-in tent. 

The volunteer and one other person per car will be allowed to park free in this area. Any extra persons in the car will be charged $5 to enter the fair, regardless of age.

Vendor/Exhibitor/Entertainer Parking Info
If you are a County Fair vendor, exhibitor, or entertainer, special parking areas are established for you as well.  Drive onto the island and follow the signs to your parking area.

Remember- ALL vehicles entering Chester Frost Park must display a County Fair Parking Pass.

WDEF NEWS 12 WANTS TO SEE YOU AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR!

JOIN US SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT CHESTER FROST PARK. BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY AND ENJOY MUSIC, GAMES, FOOD AND EXCITING CRAFTS.

PLUS, BE SURE TO STOP BY AND VISIT THE WDEF NEWS 12 BOOTH NEAR THE ENTRANCE AND GET YOUR WDEF NEWS 12 FAN THAT WILL HELP YOU STAY COOL ALL DAY AT THE FAIR. PLUS, GET YOUR SAFE FAMILIES ARM BAND FOR THE KIDS TO WEAR DURING THE FAIR TO HELP YOU FIND THEM IF THEY GET SEPARATED FROM YOU. YOU’LL ALSO BE ABLE TO STOP BY AND SAY HELLO TO MANY ON THE WDEF NEWS 12 TEAM. GO TO WDEF.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. COME ON DOWN FOR A GREAT TIME AND WE’LL SEE YOU AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR.


Our fairgrounds have been treated for mosquitoes by "The Lawn Doctor".

What's To Eat At The Fair

There’s nothing quite like the aromas that drift up from Concessions Row at the County Fair!  The variety of eats at this event are fantastic.  About 30 concession stands are lined up around the main entertainment stage, making for a great chance for everyone in the family to choose what they want and enjoy live performances.  Plenty of picnic seating is available, but many choose to bring a blanket and stretch out under the trees.

Some Examples:

  • Kettle Corn

  • Chicken and dumplin's

  • Barbecued Pork, Beef, Chicken

  • Smoked Turkey legs

  • Funnel cakes, cotton candy

  • Chicken sirloin on a stick

  • Slush Puppies and Cokes

  • French fries, onion rings and bloomin’ onions

  • Fried Ice Cream and frozen popsicles

  • Hamburgers and did somebody mention hot dogs.......

  • And so much more yummy things to eat at the County Fair!!

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