DeKalb County Fair

The Grandpa Fair of the South - July 21 - 26, 2014

$1000 Cash Drawing

Two (2) tickets for $500 each will be drawn each night at the Lions Club Pavilion. Your gate admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing. You must be present to win. Winning tickets must be presented within 3 minutes of the drawing. Click for the Cash Drawing details.




The Grandpa Fair Of The South

2013 Fair Catalog

Howdy Folks,

Alexandria is home to the DeKalb County Fair, known affectionately to locals as "The Grandpa Fair of the South". One of the oldest running fairs in the United States, the fair has been offering old fashioned fun and good-natured competition since 1856. Although the fair has progressed with the technology age promoting online registration and news the end of the day, there's always a blue ribbon waiting for the best tomatoes, finest cow, and the prettiest beauty queen.

"Going to the fair is like taking a step back in time. Everyone works together to keep long running traditions alive and well for future generations. It's good, clean, family-fun at it's finest. You want to bring your children and give them the same feeling that you had as a kid," says Shan Burklow, host of the Lions Pavilion events, "There's always such a happy feeling in the air."
So whether you're out with your friends, on a date with your sweetheart, or having a fun night out with your family...the DeKalb County Fair welcomes you back each and every year as you build your own traditions along with us. We'll see you every summer under carnival lights and the smell of popcorn, cotton candy and excitement.

DeKalb Idol Talent Competition

DTC Communications is proud to announce its sponsorship of the annual DeKalb Idol talent competition at the DeKalb County Fair in Alexandria, Tenn. DeKalb Idol will be held Friday night, July 26, in the Lions’ Club pavilion at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds. DeKalb Idol will immediately follow the Toddler Show, which starts at 6:00 p.m. at the pavilion.More Information can be found on DeKalb Idol

Saturday Schedule

Lions Club Pavilion
6:00 — Gospel Singing
9:30 — Cash Give-A-Way
T. C. McMillen Arena
7:00 — Super Tractor Pull
12:00 Noon — Horseshoe Tournament

Full Schedule (PDF 185 KB)
Brochure (PDF 185 KB)

Who To Contact

  • Fair office
    615-529-FAIR (3247)
  • Booths
    Mike Williams 615-529-2716
  • Rodeo
    James Young 931-256-0267 or 931-738-2713
  • Go Cart Racing
    4-Wheeler/Moto Racing

    Jim Finn 615-969-6392
  • ATV Rodeo
    Chris Dallas 615-735-7812
  • Super Truck & Tractor Pull
    Jeff Reynolds 615-529-4894
  • Horse Shoe Tournament
    Joe Larry Thomas 615-504-8600
    Jeff McMillen 615- 597-4153 More >


Although every effort will be made to eliminate any problems and/or misunderstanding, the DeKalb County Fair Association reserves the right to change or add any Lot, Class or Rule as needed. You will be informed of any change or changes at the time of entry and same will be posted here. Check for Updates