The Karns Community Fair is the longest continuously running community fair in the state!
The Fair draws thousands of people of all ages who enjoy the wide range of events, vendors, activities, and games, or just the opportunity to visit with old friends and make new friends. Activities begin with the traditional Karns Parade which starts at 9:00am at the Ingles parking lot. (Parade participants start lining up in the parking lot at 8:00am). Oak Ridge Highway, from Ingles to Walgreens, and Byington-Beaver Ridge Road, from Walgreens to Karns High School, are closed starting at 9:00am and re-open as the parade concludes (usually about an hour or so later, but it depends on the number of participants). Plan ahead if these road closures will affect where you need to go that morning.