LEBANON, TN – Aug. 12, 2019 – Middle Tennessee Ford dealers presents the 2019 Wilson County Fair opening 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and running through Saturday, Aug. 24 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
The 30th largest fair in the U.S. has something new and exciting every day. New and improved parking and traffic flow will be implemented and fairgoers can take advantage of opening night half-price admission and $1 ride night (with a minimum purchase of $10 in ride tickets).
Honoring the agriculture roots of the Wilson County Fair, the agriculture commodity focus for the 2019 Fair will be “Year of Wool.” The Sheep to Shawl Process will showcase wool and its uses. Mutton Bustin’ (a real sheep rodeo) will also be a new event. World-renowned sheep shearer Doug Rathke will demonstrate sheep shearing skills. The newly-redesigned Ag Venture Barn will include stations about agricultural education as well as live animals. These are just a few of the many activities in a family friendly fun area dedicated to agriculture education and excitement.
Exhibits for adults and youth, pageants for all ages, a new Robotics Challenge and Brick Olympics, Tractor Tracks for little ones and livestock shows are also part of this year’s festivities.
Bates Ford will once again sponsor concerts in the large covered arena. Jason Crabb with Jimmy Bowen opening will hit the stage 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The Kentucky Headhunters with the Georgia Thunderbolts opening will entertain starting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Eight musical stages will be filled with lots of talent for all to enjoy.
Take a stroll back in time by visiting the Fiddlers Grove Historic Village with over 60 buildings. See a Cowboy Posse, operating grist mill, broom making, glass blowing, sorghum making and more.
The midway carnival will be quite the adventure with over 60 rides an expanded Kiddie Land area.
The Motor Sports arena will include tractor and super pulls, four wheelers and dirt bikes, go-kart racing, side-by side and demolition derbies along with other fun events.
For more information and carnival discounts, visit www.wilsoncountyfair.net.
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