(1836), a college professor, was the founder of what we now call
Chilhowee Park. Beaman wanted to designed a park where citizens
could enjoy a beautiful setting which included a lake for boating and
swimming, caves to explore, springs, and a dance pavilion.
In 1910 the first Appalachian Exposition was held at Chilhowee Park.
Nine major buildings were readied to house displays and attractions. The main exhibit hall for the
Exposition was the Liberal Arts Building, which set on the east shore
of the lake. The beautiful building was destroyed by fire on June 29,
Moments in Chilhowee Park's History
The Chilhowee Park Bandstand is the only structure built for the 1910
Exposition that still exists today.
Historical information taken from
Meet Me At The Fair!,
written by Stephen V. Ash, copyright 1985, published by Tennessee Valley
Agricultural & Industrial Fair. Postcards provided by Robin
and Kim Bryant.