Plus, GALLERY 1401 seeking featured artists.
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91º | 59% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:32 a.m. | Sunset 8:58 p.m.

🎡 It’s a familly af(fair)
NOOGAtoday | Hamilton County Fair
Ride amusement park rides like the Ferris wheel at the fair.|Screenshot via Waterhouse Public Relations
Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp + other community leaders announced the Little Debbie Hamilton County Fair will return for its second year over Veterans Day weekend.

The fair will once again be held at the historic McDonald Farm in Sale Creek (~30-minute drive from Chattanooga) from Friday, Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 10.

Last year, more than 40,000 visitors came to the 2,100-acre farm, thanks in part to musical performances from Lauren Alaina + Chattanooga-raised country singer Brandon Davis, who will perform again at the fair this year.

The music lineup will also feature singer-songwriter Larry Fleet and 1990s rock band Sister Hazel.

NOOGAtoday | Brandon Davis

Brandon Davis is on this year’s live music lineup.


Photo by @hamcotngov

On the activities front, folks can expect:
  • Amusement rides from the Kissel Amusement Co.
  • Food vendors
  • Agricultural exhibits
  • Fair competitions (for agriculture, livestock + poultry)
  • A live rodeo
  • Big Woody’s Lumberjack Shows (think: speed sawing, log rolling + animal log carving)
  • A fireworks show
  • Pie-eating competitions
Bonus: Applications to be a food or arts + crafts vendor are open now.

New to this year, is an improved traffic flow plan which will lead fairgoers to free parking on the farm with direct access to the fairgrounds.

Ticket prices will range from $6-$8 with discounts for active military members, veterans, and teachers. A three-day pass will be available for purchase for $13 in advance + $15 at the gate. Note: Children 10 + under will receive free admission.
Friday, July 5
  • Mandal | Friday, July 5-Saturday, July 6 | Times vary | The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., Chattanooga | $19-$24 | See this Atlanta-based comedian + co-host of the podcast “Clown School” perform a clean-comedy routine.
Saturday, July 6
  • Carnival Americana: Independence Day Celebration | Saturday, July 6 | 6-10 p.m. | McLemore Resort, 32 Clubhouse Ln., Rising Fawn, GA | $20 | Head to this mountaintop resort for live music, an inflatable sports challenge, a bounce house, food and drink + other activities for the whole family.
Sunday, July 7
  • Peach Festival | Sunday, July 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga | Free+ | Vendors are bringing summer vibes to the Chattanooga Market with peach-themed goods like salsa, cobbler, candles, and more.
Monday, July 8
  • Sk8 Night | Monday, July 8 | 5-8 p.m. | Founders Hall at The Collegedale Commons, 4750 Swinyar Dr., Collegedale | Free+ | Bring your own skates to enjoy a night of skating to music + get snacks from a food truck.
Tuesday, July 9
  • Intro to Bike Maintenance | Tuesday, July 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Four Bridges Outfitters, 315 N. Market St., Chattanooga | Free, RSVP | Learn how to fix a flat, increase the lifespan of bike parts, and more.
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News Notes
  • The Tennessee Municipal League will present the City of Red Bank with an Excellence Strategic Planning award on Tuesday, July 23. Red Bank received recognition for its coordinated efforts to execute city projects + “empower both staff and citizens in the decision-making process.”
  • Construction on a new turn lane on Ooltewah Georgetown + Providence Roads will begin on Monday, July 8. During this time, both roads will remain open with changes to the traffic pattern and various lane closures. The project is set to be completed by Monday, July 22. (
  • Chattanooga Theatre Centre will complete its 100th season of shows with the classic Broadway classic production, “La Cage Aux Folles.” The show will run Sunday, July 14 through Sunday, Aug. 4 in the Mainstage Theatre.
  • The Enterprise Center will host a one-day conference about community digital access on Monday, July 22. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., participants will hear from a panel of experts and enjoy lunch and networking opportunities.
  • GALLERY 1401 is currently seeking artists to be featured in its new location at 1401 Williams St. Artists can submit portfolios through Wednesday, July 24. See requirements + how to apply.
  • Former “The Voice” contestant Nelson Cade III will headline KIC Nights’ “Country and Western Night” on Friday, July 19. Come out from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for music, food trucks, and vendors to shop from.
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If online shopping is your jam, Reeves Mackenzie, a new local shop selling vintage and modern bar + tableware, has officially launched its website. Stay tuned for a future newsletter diving into all the details.
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