PRESS RELEASE – July 6, 2018
Wilson County Fair
Everyone is busy getting ready for the 2018 Wilson County Fair
Mark your calendars for August 17-25.Gates will open on Friday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m.
Thanks to Ford and the Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers for being the presenting sponsor of the 2018 Wilson County Fair.Ford has been the presenting sponsor for many years and we appreciate all they do.
The Wilson County Fair will celebrate mAGic Memories with the addition of a new barn located between the Poultry Barn and the Fiddlers Grove Picnic Pavilion.We would like to thank Farm Credit Services Mid-America and Wilson County Promotions for funding the cost for this new barn.The barn will house old wagons and equipment.This has been a dream for many years and we are very pleased to make this dream a reality with the help of many people.There will be a committee formed to handle the items that will be housed in the new barn and to collect and write the stories that will go with each piece.There will be a dedication for this new addition on Friday night, August 24 at 7:30 p.m.
When you go to the Fair this year, you will see new fencing at the Sparta Pike entrance, split rail fencing in Fiddlers Grove and the new barn area where there will be extra entertainment like storytelling and music throughout the Fair.
Much the carnival midway has been resurfaced for the new carnival and the expansion of Kiddie Land where there will be more shade and benches for people to rest and visit.
We will be celebrating 100 Years of the John Deere Tractor.There are many activities being planned for this celebration with the opening and closing parades, an exhibit of tractors since the 1920’s and a fun day in the dirt, where people can drive a John Deere Tractor and try out some of the equipment on the last Saturday, August 25.
We would also like to thank Tony Bates and Bates Ford for their sponsorship of two nights of concerts with the Jimmy Bowen Band opening for Ronnie Milsap on Monday night, August 20 and Buddy Jewell opening for Confederate Railroad on Tuesday night, August 21.Concerts will be held in the large covered arena and there will be plenty of seating for everyone.Both of these are included in the price of admission to the Fair.
We are excited and looking forward to everyone’s visit at the Fair.We know this is going to be a great Fair with so much to see and do, that you cannot see it all in one visit.
Hope to see you August 17!
For more information visit www.wilsoncountyfair.net or call 615-443-2626.