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Wednesday, 31 July 2013
You're Invited to Wiliamson County's Largest Social Event!
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Find out all that the 2013 Williamson County Fair Has to Offer

For the ninth consecutive year, the Williamson County Fair is back and better than ever! This year’s “Rock Around the Fair” theme will be backed by several rockin’ shows happening throughout the week to enhance the traditional favorite elements, such as the midway rides, the competitions, and a local favorite, the Little 1’s Farming Exhibit.

Last year, more than 200,000 people attended the fair, and the Tennessee Association of Fairs awarded it the “Most Improved Fair” for 2012 in the AAA division. The improvements continue in 2013 with several new aspects such as a Mother’s Care Area, Party Animal Kids Concerts, Ultimate Air Dogs, Yoppi the family-friendly roller coaster and more!

The Williamson County Fair began in 1857, and that year it was held near the Carnton Plantation in Franklin. The next year it moved to what is now Fair Street and then to Fairground Street. The fair took a 21-year hiatus, started up again, and then took a 55-year hiatus until it made its much-needed comeback in 2005. If you want to know more about its history, click here

Although county fairs in the United States were initially held to display or trade produce or to display or parade animals in our then mostly rural country, fairs today hold those traditional components plus much more. The Williamson County Fair’s Web page states, “Fairs offer a link between urban and rural Tennessee. They serve as tools for educating Tennesseans about the importance of agriculture and introducing young people to both traditional and innovative aspects of life on the farm. Fairs reach far beyond their agrarian roots and encourage industries and individuals to strive for excellence through competitions. Winning the blue ribbon at a fair competition is a great incentive to showcase the best of Tennessee. Through their social and cultural impacts, fairs embody the community spirit and highlight the diversity of Williamson County and Tennessee.”

Come to see and be seen at Williamson county’s largest social event of the year!


Ag Expo Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN
(Take exit #61 off I-65 at Peytonsville Rd.)

Parking is free and there are several ways to get discount tickets on each night. For a complete list of discounts click here


The Schedule is as follows:

August 2 – 10, 2013

Monday – Thursday
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway open until 11)

Friday
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway open until 12)

Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
(Midway open until 12)

Sunday
12:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
(Midway open until 11)

Visit the fair’s award-winning Web page for a complete list of scheduled events, competitions, and other general information.

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Posted on 07/31/2013 3:53 PM by Jarod
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