Local bakers, growers, makers and creators can now submit their competitive events entries for the 2022 Williamson County Fair. The Competitive Events Premium Catalog is available online only with details for entries in categories such as agriculture, creative arts, culinary arts, cultural arts, livestock, youth, the Sing Your Heart Out vocal competition and pageants.
The 2022 Fair is set to return to the Williamson County AgExpo Park Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 13, with returning fair-favorite shows and new events and competitions.
“We continue to be amazed by the talent in Williamson County and have been able to award prize money to winners in most competitive events,” said Rogers Anderson, Williamson County Fair Chairman. “We received more than 4,103 entries last year, and our hope is that the exciting new categories will encourage more people to enter, and to participate in more than one category.”
Most competitive events are open to all residents of Williamson County, and several may be entered by residents of adjoining counties. Many fair favorites are back this year including Farm Eggs, livestock shows, Quilt Block Challenge, Loveless Cafe biscuit contest, Kids in the Kitchen and the Goo Goo Cluster baking contest.
New this year to the culinary arts division is the Puckett’s cobbler contest. With baby and toddler contests back in full swing, other popular competitions, Sing Your Heart Out vocal competition, as well as pageants for ages four to 21 will be making a full return. All entrants must be pre-registered, with the entry fee paid online between June 20 and Saturday, August 5.
The cultural arts division is bringing back songwriting and film categories. Winners of the professional film category will receive an automatic acceptance into the Franklin International Independent Film Festival, and the first place in the amateur category will receive up to a 90-minute meeting with a recognized film professional.
“The Williamson County Fair is an annual celebration of our county’s resources, which is reflected in the event’s ‘All American Fair’ theme,” Anderson said. “We look forward to receiving impressive entries from all ages and sparking a friendly competition among our community.”
New this year, the Williamson County Fair will be offering entry help days for anyone needing assistance with the online entry on Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 16 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Also being offered are entry tag pick up days. If you prefer to bring your entries pre-tagged on the drop off days, then pick up your tags early on Wednesday, July 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Thursday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All competitive events are open to Williamson County residents, and many may be entered by residents of adjoining counties.
A full list of each department’s entry requirements, including pre-entry and drop-off dates and information can be found in the catalog, available at www.williamsoncountyfair.org. Inquiries about competitive events can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or directed to the chairman listed under each division.