Goodies abound at Anderson County Fair

CLINTON, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The rides, exhibits, entertainment and of course the food, are back in town for the Anderson County Fair.

Heather Chadwell makes cotton candy and says, "Everybody comes out when the fair is in town…Candy apples, caramel apples, popcorn."

And of course, the biggest seller is cotton candy.

Chadwell helps make about 200 bags before the gates open.

"We have to come out early and make it that way it's already in here. It's just sugar. It's just sugar, you just pour it in the machine and the machine just burns it out. It melts the sugar down and it's cotton candy, and it'll all be sold before we close."

Jimmy Hughes and his wife Alice have found the coolest place on the grounds.

Alice says, "Relaxing in the shade…It's hot!"

They make sure to visit the fair every year.

Jimmy Hughes says, "I think it's fun, the kids enjoy it, our grand-kids really enjoy the rides…After we rest a minute we're gonna go in some of the buildings and look at the art and craft stuff that they have on display."

Through Saturday there will be tractor and truck pulls, jugglers, and the hometown gospel group, the McKameys and enough cotton candy to go around.

Chadwell says, "This stuff is so good. I love this job."

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