Discover the Secrets of the Grove

Discover the Secrets of the Grove

Enjoy the breeze under the trees with a stroll through Fiddlers Grove, hear the song of the blacksmith’s anvil and see the saw mill hum.

Quiet is replaced during the fair with a bustle of activity at the pioneer village, a settlement entrenched in history and full of secrets to be discovered.

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Sand Sculptures to Rise at the Fair

Sand Sculptures to Rise at the Fair

Six teams. Six hours. Eight tons of sand. Before the Fair gates open, six teams will swirl into action. Their mission: to build the BEST, most interesting, exciting or fun sand sculpture – a first for the Wilson County Fair! Sand in the City is coming to Lebanon to have fun at the fair and test the creative skills of contest participants.

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Giant Prize, Big Awards at Wilson County Fair

Lebanon resident Robert Fugate won The Great Give-A-Way vehicle drawing and chose the John Deere Tractor! Above, from left are: 2013 Fairest of the Fair Mikayla Taylor, Tri-Green representative Mike Marks, Taylor and Old Hickory Credit Union Representative Denise Seay. The winning ticket - the first drawn - came from Old Hickory Credit Union. The tractor are from Tri-GreenTuesday is always a huge night, HUGE, at the Wilson County Fair! The Great Give-A-Way committee, which conducts cash drawings the first Friday of the Fair through Thursday night, switches gears for one night only - Tuesday - to award a vehicle - the winner’s choice of six options. This year, those included a John Deere 5045d Tractor & Loader, a John Deere XUV 825i Gator, a Ford Focus, a Dodge Journey, a Hyundai Elantra or a Chevy Malibu - all brand new 2013 models from local dealers.

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The Beauties of Special Needs

Whitney Lackey Wilson County Fair Fairest Of The FairThere once was a Fairest of the Fair who, during her pageant, was approached by a sweet young lady in a wheel chair. The innocent child looked up in awe at the beautiful young woman, bedecked in a sparkling, gorgeous pageant dress wearing her glittering crown, and said, “One day, I’m going to be a princess just like you!”

And thus was planted a seed that grew. And the rulers of the land known as the Wilson County Fair decreed that there shall also be a Fairest of the Fair pageant just for these special young ladies. And thus was born the first ever Celebrating Beauty, “A Wilson County Special Needs Pageant.” Held on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, the pageant celebrated lovely ladies with moderate to severe disabilities. To be eligible, the girls have to be enrolled in a Comprehensive Development Class in the local school districts, including those who are home-schooled or on medical leave from the public school class.

Emily Burkett Celebrating Beauty Pageant at Wilson County FairAnd winners were crowned in four divisions: Doll Parade, PK-2nd Grade; Little Miss, 3rd-5th Graders; Fair Princess, 6th-8th Graders; and Fairest of the Fairest 9th-12th Graders.

And the families of the new princesses smiled and said, “This is truly wonderful!”

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Are You Hypnotized by the Fair?

Are You Hypnotized by the Fair?

“This you will do for me.” Familiar words to any of the many thousands who have watched Hypnotist Michael Blaine perform at the Wilson County Fair. A popular fixture each August, Michael is back for his 15th year and still drawing standing room only crowds for his shows.

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What is All the Buzz About?

The 2013 Wilson County Fair has officially arrived, and with it a swarm of bees, figuratively speaking, as this year’s agricultural based fair celebrates the Year of the Honeybee!

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Wilson County Fair Express - All Aboard!

The Music City Star will run a special train to the Wilson County Fair at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon on Saturdays Aug. 17 and Aug. 24.

The train will leave Riverfront Station at noon both days, arrive at Donelson at 12:12 p.m., Hermitage at 12:26 p.m., Mt. Juliet at 12:35 p.m., Martha at 12:45 p.m., the Lebanon Station at 12:55 p.m. and the Fairgrounds at 1:05 p.m.

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Wilson County Fair launches Responsive Website

Wilson County Fair launches Responsive Website

Over the last few months, Bear Web Design has been working on a new responsive designed website to launch for the 2013 Wilson County Fair. A responsive website is a website that is mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop friendly and provides an optimum user experience based on the device with which the website is being used.

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Hey Mom The Wilson County Fair Rocks

Hey Mom The Wilson County Fair Rocks

"If I had the time, I would pinch myself. We’re taking off for Nashville and Memphis to immerse ourselves in Tennessee music and culture . At home, in Auckland, New Zealand, our immediate family of four has eclectic music tastes. But, we agree most passionately on the music that comes out of Tennessee"...

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Wilson County Fair Grounds BUZZING this weekend!

Come out and enjoy the activities at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, TN, this weekend!

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Hey, Twitter Followers

Our blogs will now auto-post as Tweets!

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Welcome To Wilson County Fair Blogs!

The Wilson County Fair blogs will be a series of blogs by the Wilson County Staff and Web Committee Members.

The bloggers will be based on the Wilson County Fair website - www.WilsonCountyFair.net but the blogs will automatically update our social media accounts - Facebook and Twitter. And once we get these blogs rollings you will be able to log into the Fair website and make a comment to your favorite blogger!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2012 Wilson County Fair (and Online!)

Cheers,

Peter Beare, Wilson County Fair Webmaster

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