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April 23, 2024

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Fair Accepting Entries for Competitive Events

Williamson County residents are encouraged to join the fun and apply to any competitive category!

 Local bakers, growers, makers and creators can now submit their competitive events entries for the 2023 Williamson County Fair. With over 100 contests and competitions, there’s a competition for everyone! 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 2023 Fair returns to the Williamson County AgExpo Park Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12, with returning fair-favorite shows and new events and competitions. With a variety of events to enter, fairgoers are sure to be “Livin’ for the Ribbon” this year. 

“As reflected in our 2023 theme, ‘Livin’ for the Ribbon’, we want to encourage everyone to open their minds to showcase their talents in one of the numerous competitive events featured at the county fair,” says Fair Chairman, Diane Giddens. 

New in 2023:

The Creative, Culinary & Cultural Arts Departments have added exciting contests to include:

  • Fair Themed Gingerbread Houses
  • Artificial Floral Arrangements
  • Holiday Decorations
  • crocheted or knitted Newborn Blankets (just to name a few!)

Dates & Deadlines

Competitive events are open to all residents of Williamson County (plus many adjusting counties). Entries in the Agriculture, Youth and Creative, Culinary & Cultural Arts Departments” are accepted now through July 21. Livestock and Pageants may be entered online through July 28, and the Vocal Competition is open for entry through August 4.

The ever popular vocal competition, Sing Your Heart Out, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners, will hold a preliminary competition this year on August 7 at the Performing Arts Center at Academy Park in Franklin. Finals are August 8 on the Nissan Stage at the fairgrounds. Pageants and Baby & Toddler contests take place at the Performing Arts Center, however for the first time this year, the contests are held a week prior to the fair on July 30.

A full list of each department’s entry requirements, including pre-entry, drop-off and pick-up dates, entry help days, and more can be found on the website under “Competitions/Contests” at



About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.