Final Preparations & Getting Ready for the Wilson County Fair August 17-25!
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Final Preparations & Getting Ready for the Wilson County Fair August 17-25!

Press Release – August 2, 2018

Wilson County Fair, Lebanon, TN

Final Preparations & Getting Ready for the Wilson County Fair August 17-25!

It’s amazing every year how Wilson County comes together to make sure every detail is taken care of for the Wilson County Fair! Everything gets a new coat of paint, cobwebs dusted, trees and bushes trimmed, concrete pressure washed and on top of that the rides have already started arriving and being constructed. It’s going to be a great Fair and we can’t thank everyone enough that has had a hand in making it happen! Special thank you to every volunteer, Quintin Smith and the Ag Center Staff, Sheriff Bryan and the Sheriff’s Department, Mike Justice and the Lebanon Police Department and City of Lebanon for all you do to help get ready.

Some people go for the fried twinkies and the thrill rides. Others are drawn in by the nostalgia of Fiddlers Grove, the live music, or the rare chance to pet a camel.

With hundreds of competitions, 50+ rides, and a mile-long list of food vendors, exhibits, activities, and special events, nine days is barely enough time to squeeze in all the fun to be had at the Wilson County Fair.

Tickets are on sale now for the annual event happening August 17-25 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon, Tn.

“We are proud to create a family fun event where you can immerse yourself in a wide variety of authentic rural experiences,” WHO said, “It’s entertaining, it’s educational, it’s true to our roots, and it’s good for the local economy. There’s no atmosphere quite like the one created at the Wilson County Fair.”

Approximately 500,000 people are drawn to the event each year.

This year’s fair offers a variety of thrill rides including two roller coasters, an expanded Kiddie Land area with 23 rides for kids, and the 65-foot-tall Euro Slide - the tallest portable slide in the United States.

For spectators and those with something to prove, there are competitions throughout the fair in categories including animals, creative arts, motorized events, amateur talent, and many more.

The music line-up includes a variety of local and national acts performing on eight stages throughout the week, as well as two nights of concerts with the Jimmy Bowen Band opening for Ronnie Milsap on Monday, Aug. 20, and Buddy Jewell opening for Confederate Railroad on Tuesday, Aug 21. Concerts will be held in the large covered arena with ample seating. Both of these are included in the price of admission to the fair.

General admission at the gate each day is $12 for adults, $6 for children between 6-12 years old, and free for children under 5. Tickets can be purchased online at by Wednesday, August 16, and pay only $10. Other ticket options are available online including a $45 Season Ticket good for admission all nine days.

Don’t want to deal with parking? The Train Ticket option includes a round-trip train ride and admission to the Fair on either Saturday, Aug. 18 or Aug. 25. ($25 adults; $16 children; free under 5 years old) The train departs Nashville Riverfront Station at 3 p.m. with stops at Donelson, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet and Martha Stations and will depart for the return trip at 9 p.m.

Going for the rides? The $25 ‘Mega Ticket’ includes admission to the Fair and a ride armband good any of the 9 days of the event. Must be purchased by August 16 at, the Fair Office, or at F&M Bank (Lebanon), First Tennessee Bank (Lebanon & Mt. Juliet), or Wilson Bank & Trust (All Branches).

Gates open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.

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