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Outstanding Fairs Honored at Annual Convention

Friday, January 28, 2011 | 06:03am
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson recently presented awards to 56 of the state’s top county agricultural fairs. They were recognized with the Merit Award for outstanding achievement during the 2010 fair season. More than 900 people attended the Fairs Merit Awards recognition dinner at the 89th Annual Tennessee Association of Fairs convention held January 20-22, in Nashville. 
 
The top award went to the Lincoln County Fair in Fayetteville when it was named the Champion of Champions Fair for 2010. The Lincoln County Fair was also recognized by TDA and TAF President Lynn Tollett, with the “Award of Merit” based on overall operations, educational value and promotion of local interest in agriculture and community spirit.
 
“Fairs are a tradition in the agricultural industry and showcase the best our farms and communities have to offer,” said Johnson. “Our Tennessee fairs have a positive impact on local economies as well as the agriculture contributions and education that they provide to visitors.” 
 
The annual awards are sponsored by TDA and TAF, the state organization representing Tennessee’s fair industry. 
 
In 2010, almost three million visitors attended county and regional agricultural fairs in Tennessee. Fairs in Tennessee generated more than $10 million in gross receipts last year. More than 14,000 volunteers from 62 fairs in the state devoted time and energy to fairs which had approximately 34,000 agricultural exhibitors showcasing livestock, farm crops and other agricultural exhibits.  
 
The 13th Annual Fair Showcase competition, another competition held during the convention, consisted of 507 entries in 45 categories. Fairs competed for prize money, trophies and ribbons sponsored by the TDA and TAF. Categories ranged from fair catalogs, websites and educational displays to fair shirts, posters, scrapbooks, creative ideas and table-top exhibits. To see a list of these winners, visit www.picktnproducts.org or www.tennesseefairs.com
    
For information on 2011 Tennessee fair dates, visit www.picktnproducts.org.  
 
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2010 Fair Winners 

Division A

State Champion:       Fentress County Fair, Jamestown
1st runner-up:             Sequatchie County Fair, Dunlap
2nd runner-up:           Morgan County Fair, Wartburg
Most Improved:          Decatur County Fair, Parsons
 
Division AA
 
State Champion:      Obion County Fair, Union City
1st runner-up:            Middle Tennessee District Fair, Lawrenceburg
2nd runner-up:          Warren County Fair, McMinnville
Most Improved:         Rhea County Fair, Dayton/Evensville
 
Division AAA        
 
State Champion       Cumberland County Fair, Crossville
1st runner-up:            Coffee County Fair, Manchester
2nd runner-up:           Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson City
Most Improved:          Robertson County Fair, Springfield
 
Premiere Awards:
 
Champion:                Dyer County Fair, Dyersburg
Division A:                 White County Fair, Sparta
Division AAA:            Wilson County Fair, Lebanon

 

13th Annual Fair Showcase Competition Winners
 
 

 

Category
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Premium Book
Tennessee State Fair
Warren Co. Fair
Macon Co. Fair
Premium Tabloid
Greene Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
DeKalb Co. Fair
Fair Brochure
Obion Co. Fair
Williamson Co. Fair
Anderson Co. Fair
Showbill
Tennessee State Fair
Henry Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
Flyer
Franklin Co. Fair
Jefferson Co. Fair
Lincoln Co. Fair
Fair Poster
Wilson Co. Fair
Morgan Co. Fair
Henry Co. Fair
Letterhead
Fentress Co. Fair
Dickson Co. Fair
Clay Co. Fair
Envelope
Greene Co. Fair
Obion Co. Fair
Gibson Co. Fair
Scrapbook “A” Div.
Fentress Co. Fair
Van Buren Co. Fair
Clay Co. Fair
Scrapbook AA Div.
Franklin Co. Fair
Macon Co. Fair
Warren Co. Fair
Scrapbook AAA Div.
Jefferson Co. Fair
Williamson Co. Fair
Sevier Co. Fair
Scrapbook Regional Div.
Tenn. Valley Fair
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Pick Tenn. Products (Exhibit Photo)
Bedford Co. Fair
Macon Co. Fair
Franklin Co. Fair
Decorative & Ornamental gourds
Fentress Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Sequatchie Co. Fair
Pieced quilt (hand pieced & hand quilted)
Lincoln Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Franklin Co. Fair
Pieced quilt (machine pieced & machine quilted)
Wilson Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
Rhea Co. Fair
Fair Display - free standing
Fentress Co. Fair
Sevier Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Fair Display - table top
Bledsoe Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Other fair promotional items
Warren Co. Fair
Williamson Co. Fair
Lincoln Co. Fair
Best Season Pass
Lincoln Co. Fair
Henry Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Best Fair Theme
Tennessee State Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
Coffee Co. Fair
Website page
Wilson Co. Fair
Williamson Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Video
Fentress Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Lincoln Co. Fair
Creative Fair Idea (Agricultural )
Fentress Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Creative Fair Idea (other than agriculture)
Fentress Co. Fair
Lauderdale Co. Fair
Tennessee Valley Fair
Fair Hat - screen printed theme
Cocke Co. Fair
Sequatchie Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
Fair Hat - screen printed logo
Cocke Co. Fair  
Morgan Co. Fair 
Smith Co. Fair               
Fair Hat - embroidered theme
Cocke Co. Fair 
Morgan Co. Fair   
Smith Co. Fair
Fair Hat – embroidered logo
Gibson Co. Fair
Greene Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Fair T-shirt – screen printed theme
Macon Co. Fair
Putnam Co. Fair
Tenn. Valley Fair
Fair T-shirt – screen printed logo
Lauderdale Co. Fair
Anderson Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Fair T-shirt – embroidered theme
Fentress Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Cheatham Co. Fair
Fair T-shirt embroidered logo
Polk Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Lauderdale Co. Fair
Denim shirt -collar screen printed theme
Fentress Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Sequatchie Co. Fair
Denim shirt - collar screen printed logo
Cocke Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
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Denim shirt   -collar, embroidered theme
Franklin Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair  
Gibson Co. Fair
Denim shirt - collar, embroidered logo
Cocke Co. Fair
Coffee Co. Fair
Lauderdale Co. Fair
Fair shirt -   collar, screen printed theme
Gibson Co. Fair
Rhea Co. Fair
Cocke Co. Fair
Fair shirt - collar, screen printed logo
Cocke Co. Fair
Cheatham Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
Fair shirt - collar, embroidered theme
Franklin Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
Gibson Co. Fair
Fair shirt - - collar, embroidered logo
Franklin Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Overton Co. Fair
Air Brushed Shirt
Coffee Co. Fair
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Recycled Product
Sequatchie Co. Fair
Wilson Co. Fair
Fentress Co. Fair
PowerPoint
Wilson Co. Fair
Sevier Co. Fair
Gibson Co. Fair
Most Outstanding Entry   - Winner
Fentress Co. Fair
 
 

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