Fentress County Fair Named Champion In Single “A” Division at State Fair Convention

Fentress County Agricultural Fair Directors,  Special Guests, Fairest of the Fair, Friends & Family: Seated front row, left to right: Darlene Davis, Angie Starr, Faye Stephens, Sue Crooks, Fentress County Fairest of the Fair Drew Anderson, Katina Elmore, Madison Crooks, Brenda Pierce-Williams, Destiny Sweet, and Josie Crabtree.  Standing left to right: Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, Kathy Smith, Cayla Smith, Ronnie Slaven, Andrew Starr, State Representative John Mark Windle, Ami Watson, Chris Watson, Angie Sweet, Jimmy Sweet, Nora Beaty, Richard Beaty, Debbie Johnson, First District County Commissioner Jimmy Johnson, Bridgett Crabtree, Jeff Crabtree, State Representative Kelly Keisling, Cindy Smith and Danny Williams.

Fentress County Agricultural Fair Directors,
Special Guests, Fairest of the Fair, Friends & Family:
Seated front row, left to right: Darlene Davis, Angie Starr, Faye Stephens, Sue Crooks, Fentress County Fairest of the Fair Drew Anderson, Katina Elmore, Madison Crooks, Brenda Pierce-Williams, Destiny Sweet, and Josie Crabtree. Standing left to right: Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, Kathy Smith, Cayla Smith, Ronnie Slaven, Andrew Starr, State Representative John Mark Windle, Ami Watson, Chris Watson, Angie Sweet, Jimmy Sweet, Nora Beaty, Richard Beaty, Debbie Johnson, First District County Commissioner Jimmy Johnson, Bridgett Crabtree, Jeff Crabtree, State Representative Kelly Keisling, Cindy Smith and Danny Williams.

The Fentress County Agricultural Fair Board of Directors not only had a great weekend at the 93rd annual Tennessee Associations of Fairs held at the Music City Sheraton over the past weekend, but brought home the title of Single “A” Fair State

Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, center, is shown presenting the Class “A” State Champion Fair Trophy to Fentress County Fairest of the Fair Drew Anderson, left, and Fentress County Fair Board President Jimmy Sweet, right.

Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson, center, is shown presenting the Class “A” State Champion Fair Trophy to Fentress County Fairest of the Fair Drew Anderson, left, and Fentress County Fair Board President Jimmy Sweet, right.

Champion.

Brenda Pierce-Williams First Vice-President TN Association of Fairs

Brenda Pierce-Williams
First Vice-President
TN Association of Fairs

The festivities began on Thursday, January 22nd, with entry of showcase exhibits, pageant registration, and auction to name a few activities.  This year, over 900 people were registered for the convention.

The first night of the event always brings together delegates and fair officials from across the state to visit with each other, share ideas, and learn what others have done throughout the season, how their fair did and what they are doing new.

Each evening featured some great events with Friday night seeing the stage filled with 57 beautiful young ladies competing for the title of TAF “Fairest of Fairs”.  Miss Drew Anderson, Fentress County’s Fairest of the Fair looked beautiful and represented her home town with much class, style and beauty.

The Merit Awards Banquet was held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 24th, when the state’s top fairs were recognized for outstanding achievement during the 2014 fair season, and awards were presented, with the Fentress County Fair being chosen as the 2014 Tennessee Champion

This is the fourth time that the Fentress County Fair has achieved this honor, previously coming in 2001, 2004, and again in 2007 and for many, many years has ranked among the top fairs in the State of Tennessee.

In 2007, for the second time, the Fentress Co. Agricultural Fair was chosen as Tennessee’s “Champion of Champions” Fair.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.