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Williamson County Fair Adds New Attractions

At the Williamson County Fair, two new attractions will be coming to the family-fun event this year!

The first Friday in August marks the return of the Williamson County Fair, with longtime favorites and a variety of exciting new attractions coming to the AgExpo Park August 4 – 12. Discounted advance sale tickets are available online now through August 3.

In line with the Fair’s theme, “Livin’ for the Ribbon,” the Creative and Culinary Arts Departments have added exciting contests including Decorative Artisan Bread sponsored by King Arthur Baking Co.; Fair Themed Gingerbread Houses; Artificial Floral Arrangements; and Crocheted or Knitted Newborn Blankets, just to name a few. Thanks to the Fair’s ongoing commitment to give back to the community, all newborn blanket entries will be donated to the Williamson Health Foundation.

New additions!

Two thrilling new additions to the fairgrounds are the Sub-Zero, a breathtaking ride which spins and rotates 60 feet in the air, and the Ninja Experience, an action-packed show where top athletes test their strength and agility on an intense obstacle course.

Williamson County Fair adds new attractions: The Sub-Zero & Ninja  Experience | WZTV

The new Sub-Zero ride at Williamson County Fair.

The “9 Days of Fun” will also feature special theme nights throughout the week, such as the first-ever #WilcoFair “Bite Nite” on Wednesday, August 9. Fair visitors can enjoy $3 samples of mouth-watering treats from a variety of participating food vendors. Information on additional theme nights and deals are available online.

Fairgoers should also be on the lookout for new educational exhibits, including the Tennessee Farm Bureau Harvesting Simulator, which allows children and adults to experience the feel of a real harvester cab while interesting agricultural facts and harvest simulations play, and the Mobile Dairy Classroom, an engaging farming and milking demonstration.    

There will be no shortage of live music throughout the Fairgrounds, with the return of the Nissan Stage’s highly anticipated concert series and the kick-off of the new Pickin’ Porch, provided by Backyard Outfitters. Both will feature a daily lineup of incredible new performers!

Also new for 2023!

The “Williamson County Fair” mobile app will be available for download, providing attendees with access to a detailed interactive, daily schedules, food vendors and more.

Fairgoers are encouraged to carpool and to take advantage of weeknight midway and admission pricing. Fair gates open at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 4.

For directions, tickets, daily schedules and other information, visit williamsoncountyfair.org and follow along on Facebook and Instagram (@williamsonfair). 

 

 

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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.