A Channel 4 investigation had the state fair board thinking twice about its contract, and it dumped the Tennessee State Fair Association on Monday in favor of a higher bidder.
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The board held an emergency meeting Monday afternoon to talk about the deal it made with the Tennessee State Fair Association. That group won a bid to run the state fair, even though it guaranteed to pay far less money than another bidder.
The association has also been criticized for its handling of prize money in livestock competitions.
In April, the fair board voted to have at least $150,000 for prizes but that requirement vanished from the draft contract.