County Fair Is This Weekend

Friday, September 24, 2010

The 21st Annual Hamilton County Fair is this weekend at Chester Frost Park from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. both days.

Enjoy a wide variety of foods, hand-made arts and crafts, and live music on two stages. The new community stage features gymnastics, dance, martial arts, cheerleading and more. There will even be an opportunity to participate in a free ballroom dance lesson on Saturday at 4 p.m.

This year’s Agricultural Arena lineup includes some new equestrian performances and educational presentations by the Hamilton County 4-H Club. The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will hold two dog performances each day.

Remember, the County Fair is a “park and ride” event. There is no on-site parking at Chester Frost Park. To get to the fair, catch the shuttle at Northgate or Middle Valley Recreation Center. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 3-12.

There is no admission fee at the fair.

The fair will be held rain or shine.

Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed. Bags will be checked prior to boarding. All vehicles with proper handicap designation will be directed to an onsite parking area and guests will be shuttled via handicap accessible vans to the
fairgrounds.

The boat shuttle is not running this year.

For more information, including a downloadable map and performance schedule, go to www.hamiltontn.gov/fair or call 209-6030 for more information.


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