Find missing money and ease disappointment of canceled Hamilton County Fair

Leaves coat the top of a tent on the site of the Hamilton County Fair at Chester Frost Park on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The fair has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by heavy rains and flooding.

With parking areas flooded and the grounds too saturated to set up displays, organizers have canceled this weekend's Hamilton County Fair at Chester Frost Park.

So no blue-ribbon produce to see, no antique cars to admire, no funnel cake to feast on.

But there is at least one way to temper your disappointment.

photo Leaves coat the top of a tent on the site of the Hamilton County Fair at Chester Frost Park on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The fair has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions caused by heavy rains and flooding.

The Tennessee Department of Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division planned to have a booth set up during the fair to help state residents search for any missing money they might have coming.

The good news: You can do that search online.

Just go to www.ClaimItTN.gov to plug in your name and information.

Unclaimed property is money that has been turned over to the state by businesses and organizations that cannot locate the rightful owners. Every year, millions of missing dollars are turned over, and the Tennessee Department of Treasury works to get that money back to whom it belongs, says spokeswoman Shelli King. In Tennessee, there is more than $900 million in unclaimed property still waiting to be returned, including more than $43.5 million in Hamilton and surrounding counties, she says.

There is no time limit in Tennessee to claim unclaimed property. It is held for the rightful owner or their legal beneficiaries until it is claimed.