|Events at the Fairgrounds have included: Telethons, Races & Daredevil Events,
WMAK "Schools Out" Parties, Flea Markets & Shows, The Tennessee State Fair,
Fan Fair and many great concerts & events throughout the years
|The Fairgrounds Speedway in the 1960's
|Black & White images from old Nashville Newspapers 60's-70's. Tickets are 1970s tickets
|TENNESSEE CONCERTS SEARCH ENGINE
Website by Pat Adams
|Nashville's Fair Park / TN State Fair
|A Day At Fair Park, Nashville, TN - early 1960s
Home Movie 8mm film transfer courtesy of Janet Nichols
|In this segment from NPT's MEMORIES OF NASHVILLE,
the State Fair at Nashville's Fair Park (now the Tennessee State
Fairgrounds) is revisited by those who remember it best.
|Old Footage of Fair Park from 8mm movie film
|FAIR PARK AN EMPLOYEE'S VIEW OF DAY AND NIGHT
I WORKED AT FAIR PARK FROM 1964 TO 1968 AND RAN EVERY RIDE EXCEPT THE
FERRIS WHEEL I WORKED THE GOLF COURSE ONE YEAR. MY MAIN RIDES WERE THE
TURNPIKE AND THE MAD MOUSE. MR. POLK LIVED WITH OUR FAMILY TILL HIS
DEATH. HE HELPED ME TO LAND A JOB THERE. I WORKED THERE , NOT FOR THE
MONEY, BUT TO SEE THE SMILES AND HEAR THE LAUGHTER FROM PEOPLE YOUNG
AND OLD. THE PLACE WAS ALWAYS BUSY ESP. DURING THE CAR RACES AND WHEN
THE STATE FAIR WAS IN TOWN. YOU COULD SMELL THE POP CORN, HAMBURGERS,
COTTON CANDY. HEAR THE MUSIC OF THE MERRY GO ROUND AND PIN BALL
MACHINES, THE SHOOTING GALLERY. THE PARK ALWAYS HAD AN ATMOSPHERE OF
FUN AND GOOD TIMES. I SHOT THESE MOVIES FROM A SUPER 8MM CAMERA AND
WHEN THE FILM STARTED TO LOSE IT'S COLOR AND BEGAN TO BECOME BRITTLE I
WENT TO VHS TAPE, NOW DVD. THERE IS NOT MUCH HERE, BUT MAYBE SOMEONE
OUT THERE WILL SEE THEM SELVES OR SOME ONE THEY KNOW. I HOPE SO.
Courtesy of FRANK C. JONES, SR.
|Centennial Park & Fair Park - Super 8 film- home movie of
the now defunct Centennial Park playground & Fair Park in Nashville.