Folks, we are about 1 month away from another great Wilson County Fair. If you have visited the James E. Ward Agricultural Center recently, it looks like everything is in high gear. New paint is being applied, a couple of new stages are being constructed, the flower beds and landscaping are looking great, new buildings in Fiddlers Grove being readied for dedication, and fair committees are getting ready for the many events and entries at the fair. Volunteers and fair staff are now in a full sprint for the finish line which takes place on Friday, August 15, opening day of the 2014 Wilson County Fair.
The theme of this year’s Fair is “Farmers, Boots and Country Roots.” This year will be the year to celebrate the farmer and their many contributions to our county, state and nation.
Agriculture is such an important component to our everyday lives. One of the best things about the Wilson County Fair, year to year, is that it has remained principally an agricultural fair. One of the missions of this Fair is to share more about how our food and fiber are produced.
A special event is being planned to honor Wilson County farmers. All Wilson County farmers (full/part-time) are invited to attend an Appreciation Breakfast and program on Wednesday, August 20, beginning at 8:00 AM. It will be held in the Wilson County Exhibition Center (Building Y), which is the large covered arena on the north side of the James E. Ward Ag. Center. Enter at the Tennessee Blvd. Gate. This open to any Wilson County farmer and all you have to do is make a reservation by August 10 by calling 615-443-2626. There will be door prizes, music, drawings for Fair tickets and much more. This is going to be a wonderful event. There will be limited seating so make your reservation now and be a part of this event.
Ruth Correll, Agricultural Extension Agent