Posted by Darryl Payne in Local Events
As summer comes to a close and you prepare for the chaos of returning to school, it's nice to take a few days off to just relax and rejuvenate your spirit. You don't have to travel far to breathe clean air and soak up the energy of wild green spaces, either. Just a short trip to Sevier County, TN. will allow you and your family to participate in plenty of fun activities while enjoying the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Labor Day week is special at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. Each year, the fair hosts demonstrations, contests, carnival rides, and entertainment. You'll love the old-fashioned county fair atmosphere that surrounds the event while still offering plenty of action to keep even the most active family entertained.
The fair provides fun for every age group, including favorites like dog shows and turtle races. Young ones and grownups alike won't be able to resist the lure of contests open to the public. Just how far can you spit a watermelon seed? It's a talent that has to be cultivated with lots of practice so make sure you leave time to fine tune your skills before you arrive. If distance spitting isn't your sport of choice, you can indulge your taste buds and also cool off by participating in the ice cream eating contest.
For those who simply have no ambition for county fair glory, there are craft barns, storytelling, and musical performances to enjoy. And, of course, there's food! Whether deep-fried or dipped in chocolate sauce, there's no better way to sample local cuisine and classic fair faves than at this annual fall event.
Surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Sevier County Fairgrounds is the perfect venue for a traditional county fair. As you watch the cooking demonstrations, listen to local country music favorites, and wander among the livestock barns, you'll feel like you've been transported to a much simpler time, before life became so fast paced.
The cool autumn breeze carries the fresh scent of ancient forests and the joyful shouts of children fill the air as they cheer for their favorite competitor in the turtle race or ride a carousel pony to the finish line. As the daylight fades and the lights of the midway begin to sparkle in the night, try your hand at a game of chance to win a stuffed toy for your favorite girl, or just cozy up together on the Ferris wheel for a stunning view of the surrounding countryside.
August 27th - September 2nd, 2019 are the dates to keep in mind when booking your next trip to the Smoky Mountains. With daily events ranging from a greased money pole to a lawnmower pull, you'll find lots of belly laughs and some good, old-fashioned fun. It all concludes with a contest filled with the best local talent the Smokies have to offer.
The Sevier County Fair is a fun way to spend time with your family away from the stress of fast-paced living. Take a step back in time and enjoy some quiet family fun this autumn at the fair. You and your kids will return home refreshed and ready to take on the school year.
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