Volunteers representing the Wilson County Fair will share the spotlight in Nashville in early September when the State Fair features a number of county fairs from across Tennessee competing in what is recognized as Pride of the County Fairs Exhibition and Competition.
State Fair Administrator Lynne Williams said the exhibition for county fairs is “a great way for individual counties to promote their own fairs and at the same time promote their individual communities.”
According to Williams, this will be the third year that the county fair exhibition has been held at the State Fair. Boasting the theme, “Come GROW with Us,” this year’s State Fair opens Sept. 6, and runs through Sept. 15.
Williams said the county fair exhibit would be staged in the Creative Arts Building on the state fairgrounds. She said the individual exhibits would be judged with cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200 being awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
“These county exhibits are important for a number of reasons,” Williams said.
“They provide an opportunity for each participating county to showcase their own assets with respect to tourism, history, recreation, lifestyle, commercial and industrial development, and other important qualities. And perhaps most importantly they get to show these amenities to the thousands who will be attending the State Fair.”
The Tennessee State Fair, a family tradition for the Volunteer State since 1906,
is held annually in the heart of Nashville at the state fairgrounds. Providing family entertainment in a safe environment, a magnificent midway, and fun for all ages, the State Fair is visited each year by thousands from all across Tennessee and neighboring states.
For more information about the State Fair, including directions and a list of
activities and events, go to tnstatefair.org.