UT Extension News: Fair Time is Almost Here

June 24, 2022

“The Fair on the River” is coming up July 4-9 on the grounds surrounding the Smith County Ag Center. Whether you are young or just young at heart, there is something for you at the Smith County Fair. From the carnival rides to the demolition derby and livestock shows, to our first ever apple pie contest, there will be plenty to see and do.

One of the highlights of any county fair is the agriculture exhibits. Many gardens are starting to produce, so if you have fruits, vegetables, or crops to bring, we’d love to display them. No matter if you grow a thousand acres of crops or have one fruit tree, bring your entries from 7:00 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, July 5 for some friendly competition and a chance to win a blue ribbon and prize money.

Come by the University of Tennessee Extension office to pick up a fair book or visit smithcountyfairtn.net for a complete list of eligible items to enter. Also, don’t forget we have a Junior Agriculture Show for ages 6-19. Best of Show in the Junior Show wins a $75 gift card from Tractor Supply Company.

Livestock shows are a longstanding tradition at fairs across the nation, and ours is no exception. Livestock shows this year include draft horse and mule, poultry, beef, hog, goat, and sheep.

It’s impossible to cover every event in one article, so I encourage you to stop by the UT Extension office at 125 Gordonsville Highway and pick up a copy of this year’s fair program if you haven’t already. The fair will be fun for all, so bring your family and friends and enjoy all the great activities at this year’s Fair on the River!