Bright & Early: Take Us Out To The Fair Edition

Good morning, Nashville. As of last night, the Tennessee State Fair as we know it is no more. Mayor Dean penned a letter conveying the decision and handed it off to a board member to read to a crowd of 200 angry folks who booed the decision. Metro will be seizing control of the fairgrounds on June 30th of next year, which marks the end of the fiscal year. Mayor Dean has determined that “a truly great State Fair, simply cannot be developed at the current Fairgrounds location. Moreover, it is clear that the current course of the State Fair is not sustainable and continuing to run the Fairgrounds until its reserve fund is completely exhausted is not the responsible thing to do.” So, there you have it.

Photo by hereontheroad.

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