The Macon County Fair kicks off on Saturday night, July 31 at 7 p.m. with the Demolition Derby.
Also on July 31, youth entries and exhibits will be set up between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
On Sunday, August 1, all adult entries will be set up, and at 5 p.m., floral exhibits will be judged.
Monday, August 2, at 8 a.m., fair exhibits will be judged. Some of the directors will be recognizing the family of Anna Dean Carter for her contributions to the fair. Dariel Meador will also be presented with a plaque for his contributions to the new building at the fairgrounds.
Opening ceremonies start at 5 p.m. At 5 p.m., the commercial and education exhibits will open in the Sally Wells building. The Macon County Fair beauty pageants will be held in the Martha Wilburn building beginning at 5:30 p.m. The pageants include Little Miss Macon County Fair, Petite Miss Macon County Fair, Macon County Fair Sweetheart, Macon County Fair Princess, and Macon County Fairest of the Fair. Practice will be Saturday, July 31 at 2 p.m. The Fairest of the Fair contestants' reception, interviews and practice will be Sunday, August 1 at 2 p.m. All winners will be expected to participate in the Christmas Parade, and the Fairest of the Fair is also required to represent Macon County in the state pageant held in connection with the annual Tennessee Association of Fairs in January. The women's building will open at 6 p.m., and the sheep show will be held at that same time. At 7 p.m., the youth four-wheeler and motorcycle rodeo will be held. The four-wheeler rodeo has been split up this year. The adult rodeo will be held on Wednesday night, at 7 p.m.
On Tuesday August 3: the women's building will be open from 3-9 p.m. and will continue to operate at those hours throughout the rest of the fair week, commercial exhibits will be open for viewing from 5-10 p.m. throughout the rest of the fair week, a horseshoe pitching tournament will be held from 5-7 p.m. The pedal pull, goat show and mules show, will be held at 6 p.m. The Mrs. Macon County Pageant and “Battle of the Battery Powered Vehicles” will be held at 7 p.m.
On Wednesday, the beef show and young cattleman's show will be held at 6 p.m., the commercial beef heifer show will be at 6:15, the Macon County Fair Beef Show will be held at 6:30 p.m., and the Adult 4-Wheeler and Motorcycle Rodeo will be held at 7 p.m.
Senior Citizens Day begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 5, with exhibits, followed by bingo at 10 and lunch at 11:30. From 4-6 p.m., there will be a backyard cook off. At 5:30 p.m., the Macon County Fair Baby Show will be held in the Martha Wilburn building, and, at 7 p.m., the Antique Tractor Pull will be held.
On Friday, August 6 at 7 p.m., the Tractor Pull will be held. The talent show in the Martha Wilburn building will be held at the same time.
On Saturday, August 7, the pet show will be held at 1 p.m., and a corn hole tournament and a marble tournament will be held at 4 p.m. The night is rounded out with the truck pull at 7 p.m. There have been more classes added to the truck pull this year.
Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children 6-12, and free for children under six who are accompanied by their parents. On Thursday night, Macon County Veterans will be admitted free. Armbands will be sold for $16 each night for unlimited rides, with the exception of Wednesday, which is Church Night, when armbands will be $13 after church.
Exhibits should be picked up on Sunday, August 8, from 2-5 p.m.
The Fair Board has created catalogs that have information on all of the events taking place during the course of the fair. These can be picked up at the local banks, NCTC, the Macon-Trousdale Farmer's Co-Op, Shrum's Feed and Farm Supply, and from Lisa Yokley at American Exteriors.