I enjoyed this fair (not nearly as much as Expo 86) and concur with fiscus1 on Knoxville. One of my most vivid memories was the boat from the Bogart/Hepburn film "The African Queen." The aquacade was pretty groovy. One of the days we attended was Australia Day and saw an Andy Gibb concert for free. Shook hands with VP George Bush at the United States Pavilion. LOVED the whimsical Wonderwall. Saw Al Hirt, however this teenager was less than impressed. More impressive to me was seeing "Grady" from Sanford & Son in the China pavilion. (Very strange!) Who could forget the slightly pornographic mermaid gates! My Dad joked that they must have been sculpted by Hustler Magazine. LOL. For such a small fair it did a fine job capturing the flavor of New Orleans.
Here's a shot for you I just restored: