Williamson County Fair – 2019

Williamson County Fair – 2019

15 YEARS OF FUN AT THE FAIR: EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT OPENING WEEKEND

Williamson County Fair Celebrates Area’s Agricultural Resources, Creative Talent Alongside

Exciting New and Longtime Attractions

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The 15th Annual Williamson County Fair will kick off tomorrow with a ribbon cutting

at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park, where locals and visitors from all over can enjoy

nine days of top quality attractions through Saturday, Aug. 10. Entertainment to mark the nonprofit’s

15-year milestone includes a new Italian circus act, XPogo and BMX stunt teams, and an all-new, mega

Ferris Wheel on the midway, courtesy of James H. Drew Exposition.

Also new for this year is the option for Fairgoers to receive safety and weather alerts from the

Williamson County Emergency Management Agency. Fair attendees are encouraged to text the code

WCFAIR to 888777 to opt-in for Fair-related information.

Ongoing attractions for all nine days include the 4-H & Youth Village that offers STEM-related activities,

competitions and games for all ages; Little 1’s Farming, where kids get a hands-on look at a day in the

life of a farmer; and the Children’s Barnyard, featuring goats, llamas, ponies and other animals, plus the

popular Birthing Pig and Duck Slide exhibits. Also on educational display throughout the Fair are exhibits

and competitive entries including Agriculture, Culinary & Creative Arts; Century Farms, Cultural Arts, the

Historic Village and Pick TN Products Exhibits, all of which showcase historic and modern elements of

Williamson County’s artisans, farmers, makers and producers.

The gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 following the ribbon cutting. Admission is $9 for adults, $5

for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children ages 5 and under. Free parking is provided by Nissan, and

Courtesy Carts are available to take Fairgoers to and from their vehicles. Highlights for the evening

include performances by the Piccolo Zoppe Circus at 6:30 and 8 p.m., Lady Houdini’s fearless escapes

from a locked water chamber at 6:45 and 8:45 p.m., a Honey Extraction Demonstration at 7 p.m., and

impressive jumps from the Xpogo Stunt Team at 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. Complete daily schedules are

available online .

Bluegrass gospel group Mountain View Connection will take the Nissan Stage at 7 p.m., followed by

Nathan Belt and the Buckles at 8:30 p.m. The midway stays open until midnight, with fireworks

beginning at 10 p.m.

Saturday Aug. 3 is Government Employee Day, where all government employees receive free admission

with a special ticket obtained from their employer, compliments of the Fair’s Diamond Sponsor, Cigna.

The gates open at 10 a.m., with plenty of shows to catch right away, like the BMX Trickstars and Jurassic

Kingdom at 10:30 a.m, The Spoon Man’s strolling act at 11 a.m., and Robocars at 12:30 p.m. All

performers have multiple shows each day; check the schedule online for times and locations.

Live music starts on the Nissan Stage at noon with performances by the 2018 Sing Your Heart Out Vocal

Competition Showcase Winners, and the Fair favorite 4-H Cake Auction will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the

Atmos Energy Picnic Pavilion. Proceeds benefit the Williamson County 4-H Program.

Midway ticket specials are available on both Saturdays of the Fair. Options include unlimited rides from

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $25, or unlimited rides from 10 a.m. to midnight for $35. Midway specials must be

purchased by 4 p.m. on Saturdays only. Like Friday night, fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Guests aged 55 and older will receive free admission on Senior Day, Sunday, Aug. 5 , compliments of

Cigna-HealthSpring. The gates open at noon, and unlimited midway rides all day can be purchased for

$25. Fairgoers are invited to watch the live judging of the popular Loveless Cafe Biscuit and Goo Goo

Cluster Baking Contests at 3 and 4 p.m., respectively, inside the air-conditioned arena.

The Williamson County Fair Pageants will start at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center at

Academy Park, 112 Everbright Ave. Franklin, TN 37064. The Babies and Toddlers contest will start the

pageant, ending with the selection of the Fairest of the Fair at 7 p.m.

For the full schedule, ticket information, hours and FAQs, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org .

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