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July 19, 2024

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Safety Measures a Top Priority for State Fair

Parents can feel safe bringing their littles out to the biggest fair in the state.

We’re getting closer and closer to the arrival of the Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair, making its return August 18 – 27 at the James E. Ward Ag Center in Lebanon.

But as the biggest Fair in the state, the safety and security of fairgoers remains a top priority. Wilson County Promotions and law enforcement officials are working cohesively on additions and enhancements to existing protocols.

Off-site parking

The fair encourages attendees to take advantage of its satellite off-site parking to make their fair experience more enjoyable. Buses will be making trips from the following locations from 4 – 11 p.m. at no charge:

  • Cumberland Universityโ€™s Football Parking Lot (old Lebanon High School), 415 Harding Drive, Lebanon (on northeast side of the old Lebanon High School)-No Parking Saturday, August 27
  • First Baptist Church & Wilson County Courthouse, 227 East Main Street, Lebanon

Buses will load and unload at each location.ย Remember to secure all doors and do not leave any valuables out that are visible to the public.

New safety improvements

All gates are equipped with high frequency metal detectors. No guns/weapons will be allowed on the premises.

It is recommended that all bags are clear and 12x6x12 or smaller. Exceptions will be made for diaper bags as well as bags holding carry-in items for infants or other medical reasons. All bags are subject to inspection.

The fair also urge parents who are accompanied by children to take advantage of the photo booths located at each of the gates. This will enable workers/law enforcement officials to get a better description of a child should they get separated from their guardian.

More police presence

Local law enforcement agencies have planned extensively to insure a safe environment for all fairgoers. As always, Lebanon Police Department will be doing traffic control, security checks throughout our designated parking areas and providing manpower at each of the gates upon entry into the fairgrounds. The Wilson County Sheriffโ€™s Office will be providing manpower by showing a strong presence throughout the interior with special attention given to high traffic areas such as the midway.

Regular admission during the Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair costs $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years of age and children 5 and under are free. Season Tickets are $45 and good for admission all 10 days of the Fair. For only $45 you can receive a $120 value. Call 615-443-2626 or go toย wilsoncountyfair.netย for tickets and details.ย ย 



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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.