AC Fair underway; Fairest of the Fair winners announced

The Anderson County Fair will run through Saturday, July 17th, with gates opening each night at 5 pm. General admission tickets to the Fair are $5, and kids under six years old always get in for free. This year, four of the five remaining nights of the Anderson County Fair feature free admission to kids 15 years old and younger, with the exception of Friday the 16th. Tonight is one of those nights.

Here is a list of the 2021 Fairest of the Fair Winners.

Fairest of the Fair: Jillian Bivens
Sweetheart Representative: Dallas Nichol
People’s Choice Award: Jillian Bivens
Moira Kaye Ely Interview Award:
Haley Dople
Carl Worley Community and Character Award:
Dallas Nichol
Judy Duncan Crosby Poise Award:
Kaylee Payne
Junior Fairest of the Fair: Cadence Crowley
1st Alternate: Ansley Barker
2nd Alternate: Hallee Rutherford
People’s Choice Award: Brooklin Wilkerson
Poise Award: Cadence Crowley

Princess Fairest of the Fair: Eleanor Linthicum
1st Alternate: Reece Hollifield
2nd Alternate: Khloe Childress
People’s Choice Award: Eleanor Linthicum
Poise Award: Baylee Brown


A season pass that grants you admission to the Fair each night is only $20 and each night, the price for an armband to enjoy the rides is also $20. Gates open each night at 5 pm, as does the Little Ponderosa Petting Zoo, and the rides on the James Gang Amusements Midway open at 6 pm nightly. Other nightly events include two cash giveaways and the 7 pm Tractor Parade of Power.

On Monday night, the first round of Fairest of the Fair pageants was held. In the Princess category, this year’s winner is Eleanor Linthicum. The Junior Fairest of the Fair for 2021 is Cadence Crowley. The 2021 Senior Division Fairest of the fair winner is Jillian Bivens.

You can see photos from the pageant, and much more by visiting Facebook and searching for “Anderson County Fairest of the Fair.”

Tuesday, July 13th will be Peoples Bank of the South Night, featuring the Miss Tiny Tots pageant, the Mini- and Little Miss pageants, music from D.J. Johnson, the always-popular Holley-Gamble Kids’ Fun Night, and more entertainment with Mobile Sound DJ. This Kids Free Night is being sponsored by Food City.

Wednesday the 14th begins with the always-popular Senior Citizens Day at the Fair with the gates opening at 11:30 am for entertainment and fun for area seniors, including contests and ice cream!

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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