The Tennessee Valley Fair runs from today, Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 16.  Print your tickets before you head to the Fair! Any issues with accessing tickets – call our ticket office at (865)215-1482
Look over our Bag Policy to ensure you are bringing the right type of bag! Below you will find our Bag Policy:
To ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests, please read the following policies regarding safety:
• Security at the Tennessee Valley Fair is managed by the Knoxville Police Department. If you have a safety question or concern, a KPD officer is on duty at the Information Booth located next to First Aid. See our official map ( for details.
• No weapons of any kind are permitted at the Tennessee Valley Fair.
• No re-entry after 10:00 PM
• All attendees are subject to screening via metal detectors. Screenings will be conducted by the Tennessee Valley Fair Security Officials upon entry.
• All bags must be clear and will be checked by security upon entry, regardless of shape, size or necessity. For exceptions – please read the “Approved Bags” list:
Approved Bags:
• Clear bags of any size/shape • Small clutches/purses, no larger than 4.5 inches by 6 inches • Diaper bags when accompanied by a minor child • Medically necessary bags
All approved bags are subject to search and will be tagged to indicate they have been approved by KPD.
Prohibited Bags:
• Backpacks • Printed pattern plastic bag • Cross-body bag • Large fanny pack • Purses • Coolers • Reusable grocery totes • Mesh bags / Cinch bags • Duffel bags • Large tote bags • Beverage containers • Camera cases • Brief cases • Any bags deemed unsafe by the Knoxville Police Department
Thank you for your cooperation and see you soon!
About the Tennessee Valley Fair
The Tennessee Valley Fair is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and one of the state’s largest multi-day events attracting thousands of attendees each year.  Known for its innovative exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting rides and variety of unique foods, the Tennessee Valley Fair offers great entertainment for the entire family. The Tennessee Valley Fair is proud to present nightly fireworks sponsored by the Tennessee Education Lottery.  For more information, please visit or call (865) 215-1471. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/06/2018-6AM)