The DeKalb County Fair


    Gate Prices:
  • $4 each night
  • Four years old and under Free
    Ride Arm Band Prices:
  • Monday---------$15
  • Tuesday--------$16
  • Wednesday-- -$14
  • Thursday-------$18
  • Friday-----------$18
  • Saturday-------$18

Monday - Friday:
Fair Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Midway opens at 4:30 p.m.
Exhibit Building open 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fair Gates open at 4:00 p.m.
Midway opens at 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Building open 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m



Country Scenes

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 local fair has been a favorite “must do” for the young and young at heart for a very long time. It’s good, clean, family-fun at its finest. Bringing your children to experience all of the fun things the fair brings to town, gives them the same feeling that you had as a kid,” said Angie Meadows, Lions Pavilion coordinator. “It’s a special, highly anticipated week of summer where friends and neighbors come to have a great time.”

Lip Sync Battle“New this year at the Lion’s Pavilion is the Lip Sync Battle. Made famous by LL Cool J, Monday night’s competition will offer a ton of entertainment as 20 or more will be performing to their favorite song vying for a place in Friday night’s finale where the winner will walk away with the Lip Sync Battle trophy and $250 cash! First runner-up will receive $150 cash with second runner up taking home a $50 cash prize. And who decides the winners? YOU DO!”

This year's pageants sponsored by DTC Communications. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night winners will receive a $50 cash prize from DTC!

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.


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Lion's Pavillion Schedule

Who To Contact

Who To Contact

  • Fair office
    615-529-FAIR (3247)
  • Booths
    Mike Williams 615-529-2716
  • Pageants
    Angie Meadows 615-464-5056
    or 615-597-5485
  • Go Cart Racing
    4-Wheeler/Moto Racing

    Ken Vickers 615-464-8675
  • Super Truck & Tractor Pull
    Jeff Reynolds 615-529-4894
  • Blind Draw Horse Shoe Tournament
    Joe Larry Thomas 615-504-8600
    Jeff McMillen 615- 597-4153
  • Rodeo
    James– 931-397-1380


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