As August 14th fast approaches, it means on thing for the people of Wilson County: It’s almost time for the Wilson County Fair.
For the past 162 years, droves of people have traveled to the fairgrounds in Wilson County, Tennessee, to attend the Wilson County Fair. They come from all over – hundreds of thousands of them each year to enjoy what has become the largest county fair in the state of Tennessee.
In Wilson County there are a few constants in our lives: summer fun on the lake, Friday night high school football games, and the Wilson County Fair. The second week in August everyone knows the Fair is THE place to be. The place to hang out with friends on the Midway enjoying all the amazing music. The place to devour funnel cakes and fried cheese on a stick and helpings of “fair Fries” forgetting about the calories. The place to try your hand at carnival games and scream your head off on the fair rides. The place to see giant pumpkins, animals and antique tractors.
The Fair allows visitors to embrace the farm life that permeates this corner of Tennessee. All the food, games, livestock, and exhibitions can be explored August 14 – August 22.
This year’s Wilson County Fair will feature some exciting and classic shows, including:
– Super Pull (August 14th and 15th, 7 pm)
– Antique Tractor Pull (August 16th, 7 pm)
– Off-Road Challenge (August 20th, 6:30 pm)
– Demolition Derby (August 21st, 7 pm)
The featured performer this year is Sawyer Brown, who will perform at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 18th.
Daily events include everything from creative Arts and egg contests to live music to clogging to animal showing and judging. Some things I will definitely be doing at the fair this year! Eating fried food, checking out the giant pumpkins, visiting the photography barn, seeing the animals, and relaxing in the shade when I need a break.
If you’ve never been to Tennessee’s largest county fair before, make 2015 your first time!
Gate admission is $8 for adults, children 6 – 12 $6, children 5 and under Free and season Tickets $33.