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
wilsoncountyfair.net 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
wilsoncountyfair.net, 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.
for more information.