4-H Livestock Shows
For a complete listing of 4-H Livestock Shows and activities, please visit "exhibits" page.
Antique Tractor Show & Parade
The Antique Tractor Show and Parade will be held throughout the fair. Tractors will arrive
at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th. For a registration form and contact information, please click here.
The Lanny Mauldin Chili Cook-off
Event will be held on Saturday September 1st, at 9:00 a.m. at the Ag Center. Pre-registration is
required. Judging will be at Noon, and chili will be available to the public for anyone who wishes to sample some prize-winning
chili. For more information and contact information, please click here.
Rhea County Fairest of the Fair Pageant
The 4th annual Fairest of the Fair Pageants (16-21 years), and Jr Miss Fairest
of the Fair pageants (13-15 years), will be held on Saturday, September 1st.
Tiny Miss/Mister(0-18 months), Wee Miss/Mister
(19 months - 2 years), Tot Miss/Mister (3-5 years), Little Miss (6-9 years), Young Miss (10-12 years), pageant will be held
on Saturday September 1st at 9:30 am at the entertainment stage located on the fairgrounds. For more information and an application,
please click here.
Fair Lady Pageant
The Rhea County Fair Lady Pageant will be held in conjunction with Old Timer’s Day on Saturday,
September 1st, at the Rhea County Fair Grounds. For information, please click here. For application , click here
Old Timers' Day
The Rhea County Fair will celebrate “Old Timers’ Day” on Saturday September 1st with a portrayal of the
rural and agricultural traditions of East Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley. If you have an exhibit that demonstrates the pioneering
heritage of our forefather, we would love to have you come set up at the fair.
There will be Concessions available throughout the Fair. The 4-H & Fair Concessions will include the traditional hamburgers
and hotdogs with all other vendor booths in the carnival ares serving specialty foods.
Entertainment is a big part of the Fair festivities, and this year is no exception. Join us for an old fashion Gospel singing
on Wednesday evening starting at 5pm, no gate admission charged for this event. A "Pickin Porch" will be held
all day Saturday, so bring your strings and join in.
Antique Car Show
All vehicles from 1900 to 1990 invited to attend. For a registration form please click here. Please mail to: Robin
Howell, 4687 Old Washington Hwy, Dayton, TN 37321.
2012 United Way Patty Drop Friday August 31st, at 6pm. Tickets $10:00
Cash prizes awarded.
4H Shooting Gallery
An air rifle shooting gallery will be in operation during fair hours.
All patrons invited to participate, 12 and
under must be accompanied by an adult.
Horse Shoe Tournements
Open Tournement will be held Saturday September 1st.