Marks the 82nd Annual North Alabama State Fair
The first North Alabama State Fair was held in 1935.
The total attendance was 2,059. From this small
beginning the Fair has grown to be one of the largest
annual events in North Alabama.
The North Alabama State Fair is a nonprofit,
self-supporting organization, with the exception of the
Alabama Department of Agriculture paying a portion of
the cash awards. Otherwise, the North Alabama State
Fair receives no subsidy from the city, county, state,
or federal governments.
The North Alabama State Fair is best described as a
family-oriented community event. Agricultural,
industrial, cultural, and commercial exhibits are on
display. The North Alabama State Fair is operated for
the benefit of the community.
major portion of the money spent at the North Alabama
State Fair remains in the community. Profits above
operation expenses and capital expenditures are donated
to charitable organizations. Board members receive no
The 2016 Fair will be the 82nd annual event with a goal
of 2,800 exhibits, an attendance goal of 50,000, and
cash awards offered in excess of $46,000.