The 2009 Tennessee Valley Fair will be Sept. 11-20, at the Fairgrounds in Knoxville. The nine day event has four country entertainers this year. Randy Houser will be on stage Tuesday, Sept. 15; Chuck Wicks has Thursday, Sept. 17, Luke Bryan on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Craig Morgan will close out this year’s event on Sunday, Sept. 20.
For those of you who enjoy other kinds of music and entertainment, here’s what the fair is offering the other nights. They will open on Friday, Sept. 11, with Rick Springfield; Saturday, Sept. 12, the Fairest of the Fair competition will be held on the main stage; Sunday, Sept. 13 will have a group called Seldom Scene; Monday, Sept. 14, is singer Molly Hatchet; Wednesday, Sept. 16 is Legends of Wrestling;and Friday, Sept. 28 will be the Sugar Hill Gang.
Each event on the main stage is held at Homer Hamilton Theater, and will begin at 8 p.m.There are 1,200 reserved seats and 3,500 grandstand seats available for each show. For more information about the prices, or to order tickets by phone, you can call 865-215-1482.
In addition to the nightly entertainment, there is a lot going on at the fair throughout the day. Again this year, the fair will host a cheerleading and dance competition; baby contest; magic show, professional lawn mower races, jugglers, demolition derby, youth talent competition, circus, Guitar Hero contest, gospel music, and much more. And, you will always find amusement rides, funnel cakes, cotton candy, and just about every other kind of fair food you can think of.
I’ve put this video up before, but since we have Randy as our first country act at this year’s fair in Knoxville, and since Randy has got the most infectious laugh of anyone I’ve ever known – I thought this would be a good time to put it up again. He got to giggling at the Fair in Gray this year, and I didn’t think he’d ever stop. He’s a real fun person. And as you’ve heard me say a million times – a really great entertainer! So here’s Randy laughing for all of you … enjoy.
Have to get ready for church. Looks like it’s going to be a very nice day out there! Talk to you all real soon.