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at the 2016 Wilson County Fair!
Schedule of Events & Activities
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All events are tentative and may be changed at any time prior to August 19, 2016.
2016 Pre-Fair Schedule
Entries & Pageant Information
Friday, August 12 - 4-8 p.m. - Wine & Home Brewing Entries
Daily Happenings: Nightly fireworks sponsored by the Tennessee Lottery – 10 p.m., Ag-Venture Barn, Hypnotist Michael Blaine, Circle C Racing Pigs & Petting Zoo, David Turner & Friends, Doodles the Clown, Musical Entertainment daily on Back Porch Stage; Entertainment Stage, Fiddlers Grove Opry & Hee Haw Stage, Commercial Exhibits, Adult and Youth Education Exhibits, fce Cultural Arts Exhibits, Preemie Quilt Exhibits, Fruits & Vegetable Exhibits, Hay & Farm Crops, Flower and Rose Show, Ham Show, Honey Show, Wine and Home Brewing Competition, Fine Arts Show, Photography Show, Stained Glass Show, Farm Equipment Display, Pick TN Products Exhibit, School Exhibits, High Roller Wade Henry Show, High Flying Pages.
Fiddlers Grove Activities: Camp Fire Cooking, Spinning & Weaving, Soap Making, Baskets, Black Smithin’, Wood Carving, Pottery Makers, Broom Making, Quilting Demonstrations, Antique Car Display, Civil War Reenactment, Working Grist Mill, Sorghum Making, Corn Shuck Dolls, Honey Bee Demonstrations, Antique Tractor & Engine Display, plus many more attractions.
Friday, August 19 – Tennova Day at the Fair - Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. Parade - 7:00 p.m. 12 & Under Amateur Talent Show, Barrel Races, Boer Goat Show, Super Tractor Pull, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY
Saturday, August 20 - Tennessee Lottery Day at the Fair – Gates & Buildings Open at 10 a.m., Carnival Opens 12 noon - Bicycle Ride Around Wilson County, Super Pull Tractors & Stock Trucks, Sacred Harp Singing, Salsa Making Competition, “Wilson County Cook-off, Best Steak, Rib, & Boston Butt” Competition, 13 & Up Amateur Talent Show, Youth Horse Show, TN Jr. Market Goat Show, Ms. Senior Wilson County Pageant, Rabbit Show Entries (7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.), Poultry Judging, Rabbit Judging, Clogging Competition
Sunday, August 21 – 94 FM The FISH Day at the Fair - Gates Open at 12 noon, Buildings & Carnival Open at 1 p.m. - 9 a.m. Church Service in Fiddlers Grove, Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Choir, The Eastern Harmonizers, Immanuel Baptist Church Choir, Lebanon Church of God, Cat Show, Dairy Goat Show, Antique Car Show, Stock Horse Show, Antique & Farm Tractor Pull, Miniature Donkey Show, Rooster Crowing Contest, Special Needs Pageant, Authors Day, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY
Monday, August 22 – Middle Tennessee Electric Day at the Fair - Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. - Gates Open at 3 p.m. for Senior Citizens Day (Seniors age 60 or older) $7 admission, Jason Crabb and The Talleys in Concert, Rhode Island Red Head Contest, Fairest of the Fair Pageant, Flat Track Racing, fce Fashion Revue, Confirmation Dog Show, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY
Tuesday, August 23 – Bates Ford/Bates Equipment – Concert Night - Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. – Oak Ridge Boys Concert, Beef Cattle Show I, Feeder Pig Show, Hog-A-Rama, Go Kart Races/Yard Karts, Doll Parade Division I Pageant, THE GREAT CAR/TRUCK/TRACTOR GIVE-A-WAY
Wednesday, August 24 – Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. – School Spirit Kickoff, King of the Fair Div. I & II, Jr. Dairy Cattle Show, Go Kart Races-4-Cycle Competition, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY
Thursday, August 25 – One Main Financial Day at the Fair - Gates, Buildings, & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. – Blues Brokers in Concert, Off Road Challenge, Open Dairy Cattle Show, Doll Parade Pageant Division II, Fair Princess Pageant Division IV, Battery Power Ride Toy Race, Pedal Push Tractor Pull Ride Toys, Read & Win, Old Time Spelling Bee Competition, Side by Side Time Trials Course, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY
Friday, August 26 – Spring Leaf Day at the Fair - Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. - Beef Cattle Show II, Fair Princess Pageants - Division I, II, & III, Demolition Derby, Lawn Mower Demolition Derby, Jr. Commercial Ewe & Market Lamb Shows, Jazz Alliance, AGMA Championship Gaited Mule Show
Saturday, August 22 - Ford Day - Celebrating Your Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers - Gates, Buildings Open at 10 a.m., Carnival Opens 12 noon - Parade - 6:00 p.m. School Day Events, Crank It Up Homemade Ice Cream Freeze Off, Beef Cattle Show III, Baby Show, Mule & Draft Show, Mule Pulling, Open Breeding Sheep Show, Demolition Derby, Youth Demolition Derby, Lawn Mower Demolition Derby, Fiddlers Grove Bluegrass Competition, Square Dance Jamboree, Horseshoe Pitching Contest, Corn Hole Tournament, Arm Wrestling Championship, Livestock Auction
The Best of Tennessee - "Best Annual Event"
Reader's Choice Awards "The Tennessee Magazine"
"Best County Fair" - Busy Bee Trader Magazine
Listed in Top 20 Events by Southeast Tourism Association
Honored to be in the Top 50 Fairs in North America for the fifth year