Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission Seeking Proposals

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 07:07 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission is seeking proposals from any qualified Tennessee not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of operating, managing and conducting a state fair or exhibition annually, under the supervision of the Commission, for a period of five years (2014 through 2018). The deadline for proposals is Dec. 13, 2013.

The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012 to select and supervise a Tennessee not for profit corporation for the purpose of operating a fair or exposition, and to grant exclusive use of the name “Tennessee State Fair” or “Tennessee State Exposition.” 

The commission comprises nine members including the commissioners of Agriculture, Tourist Development and Economic and Community Development; the University of Tennessee Dean of Extension; the president of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation; an appointee by the mayor of the host county; and, three appointees by the governor.

For more information and a downloadable copy of the full RFP, visit www.tn.gov/agriculture/statefaircomm, or contact RFP coordinator Robert Angle at Robert.Angle@TN.gov or 615-837-5173.