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Wilson County Fair Introduces New Cow For Children to Milk

Carlee & Saydee Ward milk the Wilson County Fair Milking Cow, Buttercup
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The 2018 Wilson County Fair with the theme Magic Memories will celebrate the Year of Milk. With this, the fair has purchased The Incredible Milking Cow which is a life size cow that moo’s and children can milk. The cow will be featured in Hometown USA in the Expo Center each day of the Fair as part of the Pick Tennessee Product section. It is a unique experience for children as they milk the cow and it is mooing while this occurs. The Wilson County Fair Board had a naming contest and the cow has been named Buttercup. Homestead USA at the fair will feature school exhibits from each school in Wilson County, Vegetable Competitive Exhibits, Rose Exhibits, Baking Exhibits, Egg Competition Exhibit, a display of rare antique John Deere Tractors as part of the 100 Anniversary of John Deere, a community park, and the Hometown Stage. The Hometown Stage will feature daily entertainment of music, demonstrations of culinary arts, history, recreation, shopping and much more.

The Expo Center is a great new addition to the fair last year and will again be the home of all the Pageants which will include Baby Shows, Fair Princess, King of the Fair, Doll Parade, and Fairest of the Fair. It will also again be the location of the competitive home economics exhibits, photography, art, and stained glass.

The Wilson County Fair will be a learning experience for children about the farm with Fun on the Farm on August 21st for children ages 4-12 . The event will include sack races, cow milking, spoon egg race, goat ribbon pulling and greased pig contest. The fair will feature daily the Ag Venture Barn which teaches children hands on about farm animals. Children can visit chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, cows and other farm animals. There are many hands on farm events that occur in the barn. In the livestock barn area there will be a petting zoo of farm animals as well.

The fair will be the largest school class room in the state the week of the fair as it is a learning experience for children and adults on farm life of yesterday. For more information visit www.wilsoncountyfair.net or pick up a 2018 fair catalog at most banks in Wilson County.
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