Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


August 22, 2013

AROUND THE TOWN: Who is the fairest of them all? Find out Saturday

CROSSVILLE — The answer to the question “Who is the fairest of them all?” will come Saturday as the 2013 Fairest of the Fair is crowned during ceremonies at Stone Memorial High School. Pageant activities begin Friday night with the 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12 year-old contests. Saturday marks the Prettiest Baby competitions for ages 0-4 years, beginning at 10 a.m. The Junior Fairest of the Fair will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday night. It will be followed by the Fairest of the Fair. All contests will be held in the SMHS auditorium.

The fair pageants will kick off a week of festivities as the annual Cumberland County Fair gets into full swing Monday with the opening of the midway or carnival and the ever popular Phil Dirt and the Dozers at 7:30 p.m. Also on Monday at a 6 p.m. will be a pet show and live demonstrations of wool knitting from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday will be a full day of fair events. Action will begin at 9 a.m. with Special Needs Day. The midway will open to the public at 5 p.m. There will be an open beef show at 6:30 p.m., horseshoe pitching contests at 7 p.m. and singer Ronnie McDowell at 7:30 p.m. Live demonstrations of horseshoeing will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Senior Citizens Day will kick off the fair calendar Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 9 a.m. It will last until 3 p.m. Other Wednesday activities will include cow milking and ice cream making demoes, men and women’s doubles in horseshoe pitching and a 7:30 p.m. gospel concert by the Dove brothers.

If you like truck pulls, then you will want to mark your calendar for Thursday night. The county-only truck pull will get underway at 7 p.m. Also on tap for Thursday, Aug. 29, is the open beef show, horseshoe pitching in the men and women’s singles category and, of course, the midway.

Activities will start at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, with the opening of the midway. It will be followed by the blacksmith demonstrations, fair horse and mule show, the junior market lamb and swine shows.

The 2013 fair will come to a close Saturday, Aug. 31, after a host of events. Fair activities will begin at 9 a.m. with the junior market goat show and a 10 a.m. junior market beef show. At noon, the annual Family Day kicks off with an early midway opening, followed by Family Farm Olympics, the junior livestock sale and the 7 p.m. Junior and Senior Fair Idol competition.

All exhibit buildings will be open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults. Children five years of age and under will be admitted free. For additional information, visit the fair association’s website at or call the association’s headquarters at 484-9454.


Friday nights marks the opening of high school football season here in Cumberland County, with both teams playing at home. The Cumberland County High School Jets will host Bledsoe County, and the Stone Memorial High School Panthers will play Livingston. Both contests will kick off at 7 pm. Both the Jets and the Panthers are now competing in District 6AAA as a result of TSSAA realignment.  


Also on Friday night, country crooner Pam Tillis will be at Cumberland County Playhouse. She will deliver an acoustic performance at CCP, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tillis is a former Country Music Association (CMA) Vocalist of the Year. Contact the box office for ticket prices.


A downtown Crossville cruise-in is scheduled for Saturday. It will begin at noon and last until 5 p.m. on Main St. It is a free event and features at 50/50 drawing, food vendors and a DJ. If you need additional information on the cruise-in, contact Bill Frazier at 261-3610.


Also around town this weekend will be an arts and crafts fair at the Crossville Outlet Center. It will start Friday and last until Sunday, and the Christian Counseling Center will host a music festival at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade on Friday and Saturday at the Palace Theatre. Contact the center at 707-8200 for additional information.

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