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September 20, 2017

Tennessee Valley Fair updates bag policy


Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Fair has updated its bag policies to increase safety at the fair.

The updated policy will be effective from Friday, Sept. 8 until Sunday, Sept. 17.

Attendees should note all bags will be checked by security upon entry, regardless of shape, size or necessity. All attendees are subject to screening via metal detectors. Screenings will be conducted by Tennessee Valley Fair security officials upon entry. (This change is a state requirement per Tennessee Public Chapter 467, which took effect July 1, 2017.)

Approved items include: Clear bags of any size/shape; small clutches/purses, no larger than 4.5 inches by 6 inches; diaper bags when accompanied by a minor child; and medically-necessary bags.

All approved bags are subject to search and will be tagged to indicate they have been approved by Knoxville Police Department (KPD).

Prohibited items are: Backpacks, printed pattern plastic bags, cross-body bags, fanny packs; purses, coolers, reusable grocery totes, mesh bags / cinch bags, duffel bags, large tote bags, beverage containers, camera cases, brief cases and any bags deemed unsafe by the KPD.

For questions or more information, call (865) 215- 1471 or email fair@tnvalleyfair.org.

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