Gates open each day at 5 p.m. except on Saturday, when they will open at 4 p.m.
There is no admission charge to get into the fair.
Corporate sponsors providing free admission are SouthEast Bank & Trust, Dr. Shane Roberts, Mayfield Dairy Farms, Middle Tennessee Natural Gas, Bowers Funeral Home, Volunteer Energy Cooperative, and Piggly Wiggly.
People who desire to enter items at the fair should bring them to the Fairgrounds in Decatur on Sept. 5, from 2 to 7 p.m. Categories include agriculture, hobby, photography, garden, youth, floriculture, and home economics. A Junior Market Lamb Show and Commercial Ewe Show will be held at 11 a.m. Monday.
Paradise Amusements will be providing carnival rides each night.
A Barnyard Nursery provided by the Meigs FFA Chapter will be available for children to enjoy farm animals.
A Meth Trailer display by the Tennessee National Guard Counterdrug Division will be open at 5 p.m. daily.
“Be a Farmer for a Day” is a new exhibit where young children can have a hands-on experience of learning how food is grown.
The Fairest of the Fair and Princess of the Fair pageants will be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds.
Shereen Franklin will have a demonstration on spinning at the Exhibit Building.
The 4-H Poultry Show and sale will be held Wednesday, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Pretty Baby contest will also begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Pavilion. Becky Haney and Helen Leigh will demonstrate items made from fabrics and quilted articles at the Exhibit Building.
A Health Fair sponsored by Athens Regional Medical Center and staff will held be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A horseshoe tournament will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Friday night there will be Gospel Music with local groups performing.
The Junior Beef Show and Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday.
For more information about the Meigs County Fair, please call 423-334-5781 or 423-334-4270.