Hamilton County Fair Is Saturday And Sunday

Monday, September 23, 2013

The 2013 Hamilton County Fair is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. at Chester Frost Park in Hixson. 

Activities will include:  

Live music on two stages including performances by Roger Alan Wade, In Cahoots, and the Amazing Rhythm Aces

Dance, gymnastics, twirling, karate, and aerial performances on the Community Stage, including a “can’t-miss” show by the Southern Adventist University Gym-Masters Sunday at 3 p.m. 

A full lineup of horse and dog demonstrations hourly in the arena

Livestock exhibitions including cows, horses, alpacas, sheep, chickens, ducks and more

The pavilion has home-centered and agricultural exhibits  

Antique cars, tractors, engines and more

Demonstrations by blacksmiths, millers, wood carvers, gemologists and quilters

Shop for hand-made items from 40 plus vendors in Crafter’s Alley 

Variety of foods from 30 plus vendors in Vendor’s Row 

Inflatables, games, activities and an ice cream eating contest in the children’s area 

Read-alouds and get free books at the Read 20 tent

Free County Fair train ride around the fairgrounds

See the complete lineup at www.hamiltontn.gov/fair

 The County Fair is a “park and ride” event.  All transportation to the fairgrounds is provided by shuttle from Northgate Mall and Middle Valley Recreation Center.   Round-trip tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.  Ages 3 and under are free.  With more than 30 buses in rotation, there is very little wait time to enter or leave the fair.  Average shuttle time to and from Northgate Mall is 15 minutes.  Average shuttle time from Middle Valley Recreation Center is eight minutes. 

Handicap parking is located within Chester Frost Park.  All vehicles with proper handicap designation will be directed to a parking area at Chester Frost Park and those guests will be shuttled via handicap accessible vans to the fairgrounds.  

The Fair will be held rain or shine.  Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed and will be stowed beneath the bus.  For security reason, bags may be checked prior to boarding. 

The County Fair is a smoke-free event.  Smoking is not allowed on the buses or at the Fair site.  All vendors, exhibitors, entertainers, volunteers, and media should display the passes provided to them as they enter the park and they will be directed to their designated parking areas.  For detailed information, visit www.hamiltontn.gov/fair.

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