Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Going To the Fair

The Tennessee State Fair survives for one more year:

The Tennessee State Fair still faces difficulties that it cannot immediately address, however. Redevelopment of the fairgrounds is still on the agenda for the Nashville Metro Government, and that means that the fair board may only have use of the traditional site for this fair season. If the State Fair is to continue on a long-term basis, the grounds must either be bought from the Metro Government, or (more likely) a new venue will have to be found. In addition to difficulties with the place to hold the fair over the long-term, the biggest obstacle to the revenue generation and agricultural exhibits that keep a successful State fair going is timing. The dates for the State Fair put it in direct conflict with Knoxville's Tennessee Valley Fair, also held September 10th-19th, and the West Tennessee State Fair in Jackson (September 14th-19th).

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