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Fair concludes Saturday with free admission for veterans, specials and fireworks

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Williamson County Fair

The Williamson County Fair midway at twilight.

The Williamson County Fair will conclude its 15th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 10, but there’s still plenty more to do and see on the final two days.  

The fair opens at 6 p.m. onFriday, Aug. 9 with regular price admission ($9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children under 5). Foxfire Newgrass Band will take the outdoor Nissan Stage until 7:30 p.m., followed by Jack Daniel and The Hard Lickers and Mike Oldham and The Tone Rangers at 7:30 and 9 p.m., respectively.

Local youth will show their market lambs at 7 p.m. followed by the Commercial Ewe Show in the Tractor Supply Company Livestock Village. Also at 7 p.m. is a live milking demonstration in the Lee Company Livestock Event barn and a honey extraction demonstration on the arena’s mezzanine level.

Entertainment from BMX Trickstars, Chainsaw Artist Roark Phillips, Jurassic Kingdom, Lady Houdini, Piccolo Zoppe Circus, Robocars and the XPogo Stunt Team will continue with two shows each on Friday, in addition to two safety trailer demonstrations from Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation and three strolling performances by The Spoon Man. Check the event calendar online for times.

Unlimited midway rides from 6 p.m. to midnight can be purchased for $25 Friday, and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. 

The Fair endsSaturday Aug. 10with “Patriot Day,” granting free entry for all active and retired military individuals who present their military identification. The gates open at 10 a.m., and fairgoers can purchase unlimited rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $25 or ride unlimited from 10 a.m. to midnight for $35. All ride specials must be purchased by 4 p.m. 

Live music will start on the Nissan Stage at noon with Macy Tabor, ending with Larry Chunn and Step Ahead at 9 p.m. The Clover Collection & Fun with Fashion Show will be held at 4 p.m. at the Atmos Energy Picnic Pavilion Stage, where Williamson County 4-H members will show off clothes they made themselves. The Fun with Fashion Show includes clothing and accessories made by the youth, with a certain scenario and budget in mind. 

The annual Quilt Raffle drawing is at 5:30 p.m. in the Atmos Energy Picnic Pavilion, where one lucky winner will win a quilt created from last year’s Quilt Block Challenge winners. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 in the Creative and Culinary Arts room until the raffle.

Indoor attractions and shows end at 10 p.m., and the midway is open until midnight with fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. For tickets, show schedules and other information, go to www.williamsoncountyfair.org.

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