Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


August 26, 2010

It’s fair time in Cumberland County

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? A new fair queen will be crowned this weekend by 2009 winner Brittney Eller as this year’s installment of the Cumberland County Fair goes into full swing. Action begins Thursday with entries being accepted in the adult and youth departments, fair pageants on Friday and Saturday, and the always much-anticipated Phil Dirt and the Dozers on Monday night.

If you have something you would like to show at the fair this year make sure you are at the fairgrounds (Cumberland County Community Complex) between 2 and 7 p.m. on Thursday. You can turn in your adult and children exhibits with the exception of flowers, poultry, rabbits, wood carving and crops.

Friday night beginning at 6 p.m. at Stone Memorial High school’s auditorium is the Wee Miss (5-6), Little Miss (7-9) and Fair Princess (10-12) contests. If you want to participate and still haven’t registered contact Fair Pageant Director Frances Cunningham at 248-1988.

Saturday’s events will kick off with the Pretty Baby contests at Stone Memorial High School at 11 a.m. The rest of the day the schedule of events will look like this:

1 p.m. Jr. Beef and Jr. Market Beef Show

2 p.m. Open Market Goat Show

6 p.m. Junior Fairest of the Fair Contest (13-15 years old) and the Fairest of the Fair (16-20). The contests will be held at SMHS—all other events on Saturday will be held at the fairgrounds.

Sunday’s schedule will include entry submissions. Poultry, rabbits, baking, flowers, woodcarving and crops will be checked in between 2 and 7 p.m.

At 4 p.m. on Sunday will be the Open TN Market Lamb Show.

Monday’s schedule will look like this:

9 a.m. Special Needs Day Begins

10 a.m. Exhibit Buildings open

5 p.m. The Midway Opens

6 p.m. Pet Show begins

8 p.m. Phil Dirt and the Dozers perform their vintage rock and roll

6-9 p.m. Live demonstrations

Tuesday, August 31, look for the lovely and talented Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain on the main stage at 8 p.m. Other Tuesday events include the midway, live Civil War demonstrations and the horseshoe pitching contests. Wednesday is Senior Citizens Day followed by the Junior Fair Idol at 7 that evening. Thursday, Sept. 2’s events are the Open Beef Show and Harnessing Horses live demonstration with Senior Karaoke Fair Idol that evening at 7 p.m. The fair will wind up with Gospel Hymnsmen on Friday and CJ Weems Country Rock on Saturday night.

If you want to a full hour by hour schedule visit the Cumberland County Fair Association’s website and click on the calendar icon. You can visit it at!


This weekend also includes the monthly cruise-in on Main Street. This event features classic cars, food vendors and live entertainment!

A picture of Crossville was in the recent edition of TIME Magazine. The article was about—you guessed it—the 127 sale and show two photos of Crossville… one of the exit sign and another of a vendor along 127!

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