The Wilson County Fair Board selected “A Grand Celebration!” as the theme for this year’s fair, which will open on Friday, August 16, at 5 p.m. and run through Saturday, August 24. Our theme focuses on the many milestone celebrations happening in our Wilson County Community in 2019. Some of these include Wilson County Promotions celebrating 40 years of producing the Wilson County Fair, the city of Lebanon celebrating 200 years and Wilson County celebrating 220 years. Many other businesses such as Cracker Barrel, Demos’ and Wilson County Farmers’ Co-op to name a few are all celebrating significant milestones. Each day of the Fair will be a different celebration to create an overall Grand Celebration for our nine day Fair.
Agricultural fairs are a tradition in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture was formed in 1854 to promote agriculture through fairs and expositions and continues to support fairs held across the state.Nearly 3,000,000 people visit Tennessee Agricultural fairs each year.
As the largest county fair in Tennessee, our Wilson County Fair maintains our focus on fun, entertainment and agriculture experiences of all our Fairgoers. Wilson County Fair Board President Randall Clemons said that our agriculture commodity focus for 2019 will be “Year of Wool.”Our Fair’s roots and existence remain as an agriculture fair.Agriculture feeds us, clothes us, and shelters us and we use a different commodity each year to educate as well as bring attention of the importance of agriculture in all of our lives.
There are over 150 events that take place during the nine-day fair and volunteers are making plans to tie the theme in to the many exhibits and competitions during the fair.
The 2019 Wilson County Fair will again be presented by your Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers.The cover of the 2019 Wilson County Fair Premium Catalog, which will be out in mid-July, encompasses both the theme and the agriculture commodity while depicting all aspects of Fair events and activities.
Clemons said fair organizers are planning for this year to be a great Fair. There are lots of plans being made to make coming to the Fair a great place for family fun and entertainment.
We want “ewe” at the 2019 Wilson County Fair, along with your family and friends.We’re working hard to make this year’s Fair the best one ever!
For more information about the fair, visit www.wilsoncountyfair.net.