In The Know with Gino: Hamilton County Fair Makes a Triumphant Return with Exciting Headliners

FairGraphic Courtesy of Old McDonald Farm

HAMILTON COUNTY, TN – Hamilton County is buzzing with excitement as the grand plans to resurrect the much-loved County Fair are unveiled. After a hiatus spanning several years, the County Fair is set to make a triumphant return against the picturesque backdrop of the upcoming fall season. Scheduled to take place during Veterans Day weekend, from November 10th to 12th, the fair promises a three-day spectacle of entertainment, education, and community spirit.

Breaking away from tradition, this year’s fair will transform the sprawling expanse of the 2,100-acre McDonald Farm, located at 16705 Coulterville Rd., into a hub of activity and celebration. This marks the historic farm’s inaugural stint as the host of the county fair—a decision that has ignited enthusiasm among both local residents and visitors.

Leading the way as the title sponsor of this eagerly anticipated event is the renowned name in the snack industry, Little Debbie. Underlining its commitment to offering a fresh and captivating experience, the fair aims to not only entertain but also educate attendees by seamlessly weaving together the vibrant tapestry of Hamilton County’s rich history and its promising future.

The fair boasts a diverse array of attractions that cater to individuals of all ages. Thrill-seekers can indulge in a heart-pounding experience with Gig City Games‘ assortment of exhilarating amusement rides. Meanwhile, history aficionados can embark on a captivating journey through time with guided tours of historic homes. Fostering creativity, various craft exhibitions and lively children’s art competitions will keep minds engaged and spirits high.

Culinary enthusiasts are in for a treat, as the fair will be a haven for classic fairground delicacies. The air will be redolent with the aroma of mouthwatering food, accompanied by friendly competitions such as a chili cook-off and a pie-eating contest that promises not only full bellies but also unforgettable memories.

The fairgrounds will pulsate with a dynamic range of sights and sounds. Attendees can eagerly anticipate a pulse-pounding rodeo spectacle and the soul-stirring melodies of live music performances. The Kubota Showbarn will host a captivating showcase of agricultural exhibits, bridging the gap between time-honored rural traditions and modern innovation. Engaging strolling artists and skilled stilt walkers will interact with the crowd, while lumberjack shows and a cornhole tournament will add an extra layer of excitement to the event. The anticipation will culminate in a breathtaking “all-out fireworks show” that promises to light up the night sky with a dazzling display.

Highlighting the fair’s commitment to friendly rivalry and wholesome competition, various competitions will be held, encompassing Home Center Events, as well as showcases dedicated to Agriculture, Livestock, and Poultry.

As a gesture of gratitude and respect, the fair will also pay tribute to veterans through recognition activities, including participation in the Wreaths Across Chattanooga initiative. The organizers have also taken measures to ensure convenience for attendees by providing on-site parking facilities. The fair’s accessibility is further underscored by a range of ticket options, including free and reasonably priced tickets.

For those eager to be an integral part of the fair’s vibrant tapestry, the opportunity to participate as a food or craft vendor is now open. However, with limited spaces available, the selection process for vendors will be based on the uniqueness of their offerings, the visual appeal of their displays, and other factors.

With anticipation building and excitement spreading, individuals keen to partake in this extraordinary event are encouraged to secure their tickets at the earliest. Further updates and announcements are available on the fair’s Instagram page, ensuring that all interested parties remain informed and engaged as Hamilton County prepares to host a County Fair like no other.

Adding to the fervor, Hamilton County officials announced that the headliners for this year’s revamped Hamilton County Fair have been secured. Former hometown American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina is set to grace the stage as the fair’s headliner. Alaina, originally from Catoosa County, gained fame as a runner-up on the 10th season of American Idol and has since made a significant impact on the country music scene.

Joining the lineup is Chattanooga native, Central High School graduate, and rising country music star Brandon Davis, who is also slated to perform at the fair. The announcement of these headliners has only heightened the excitement surrounding the event, setting the stage for an unforgettable Veterans Day weekend filled with entertainment, community, and celebration.

SOURCES: NOOGAtoday and News Channel 9