Here Comes the Fun 
at the 2017 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.


2017 Pre-Fair Schedule

Entries & Pageant Information

Friday, August 11 - 4-8 p.m. - Wine & Home Brewing Entries
Saturday, August 12 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Take non-perishable entries in Adult and Youth Exhibits, Fine Arts, Photography, Stained Glass & Honey Show Entries
Sunday, August 13 - 1-4 p.m.
Baby Show, Doll Parade, Fair Princess, Fairest of the Fair, King of the Fair Registration
Monday, August 14 – 5:30 p.m.
Ms. Wilson County Senior Tennessee Pageant Rehearsal
Tuesday, August 15 - 6:30 p.m.
Fairest of the Fair Rehearsal

Thursday, August 17
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Ham Entries
12 noon - 8 p.m. - Poultry Entries
2-6:30 p.m. - Flower Show & Rose Show Entries
3-6 p.m. – Adult Baking Entries
3-8 p.m. - Adult Fruits & Vegetables Entries
3-8 p.m. - Hay and Farm Crop Entries
4-7 p.m. - Egg Entries
4-7 p.m. - Youth Farm Crops, Garden Entries & Baking Entries
5-7 p.m. - 4-H Poultry Entries

Industrial & Commercial Exhibit Setup
Wednesday, August 16 - 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday, August 17 - 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Daily Happenings: Nightly fireworks sponsored by The Tennessee Lottery – 10 p.m., Ag-Venture Barn, Hypnotist Michael Blaine, Anastasini Circus, 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, Banana Derby, S.T.E.M., Recycled Yard/Garden Art Competition, Home Bone Express, Home Town USA Exhibits

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 18 – 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, Tennessee Jr. Hereford Association Stage Show, Lynn Beal Trio,  $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY

Saturday, August 19 - Tennessee Lottery Day at the Fair – Gates & Buildings Open at 10 a.m., Carnival Opens 10 a.m. - Special Needs Day, Bicycle Ride Around Wilson County, Lego Contest, Super Pull Tractors & Stock Trucks, 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. Wilson County Senior Tennesssee Pageant, Rabbit Show Entries (7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.), Poultry Judging, Rabbit Judging, Clogging Competition, Celebrating Beauty & Handsome Pageants, Cornbread Challenge, Tennessee Hereford Association State Show, Arm Wrestling Competition

Sunday, August 20  94 FM The FISH Day at the Fair - Gates Open at 12 noon, Buildings & Carnival Open at 1 p.m. - (Church Service in Fiddlers Grove Melrose Church - 9 a.m.), Immanuel Baptist Church Choir, Eric Milton & Familly, C.O.C. Acapella Choir, God Redeemed & Release the Praise, Cat Show, Dairy Goat Show, Antique Car Show, Stock Horse Show, Antique & Farm Tractor Pull, Miniature Donkey Show, Rooster Crowing Contest, Authors Day,  $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY

Monday, August 21 – Bates Ford Day at the Fair – Concert Night - SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENT Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 10 a.m. - Senior Citizens Day (Seniors age 60 or older) $10 admission after 3 p.m., Oak Ridge Boys in Concert, Rhode Island Red Head Contest, Fairest of the Fair Pageant, Flat Track Racing, fce Fashion Revue, Confirmation Dog Show, Dexter Cattle Show,  $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY

Tuesday, August 22 – Middle Tennessee Electric Day at the Fair - Gates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. – Jason Crabb in Concert, Beef Cattle Show I, Feeder Pig Show, Hog-A-Rama, Go Kart Races/Yard Karts, Doll Parade Division I Pageant, Fun at the Fair, THE GREAT CAR/TRUCK/TRACTOR GIVE-A-WAY

Wednesday, August 23 – Wilson Bank & Trust Day at the FairGates, Buildings & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. – School Spirit Kickoff, Community Youth Rally, King of the Fair Div. I & II, Doll Parade Pageant Division II, Jr. Dairy Cattle Show, Go Kart Races-4-Cycle Competition, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY

Thursday, August 24 – Gates, Buildings, & Carnival Open at 5 p.m. – Open Dairy Cattle Show, 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, Pole Bending Competition, $1,000 CASH GIVE-A-WAY

Friday, August 25 – Demos' 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, Mini Car Derby, Jr. Commercial Ewe & Market Lamb Shows, Jazz Alliance, AGMA Championship Gaited Mule Show

Saturday, August 26 - Ford Day - Celebrating Your Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers - Gates, Buildings Open at 10 a.m., Carnival Opens 10 a.m. - 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, Nashville Step Dancers

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 seventh year