County Fair is fast approaching
By Carole Robinson, Senior Staff Writer
In just six weeks, Aug. 2-10, the smells of sausages, popcorn and animals will drift on through the air signally the opening of the 2013 Williamson County Fair. For the past nine years, the Fair has provided nine days of family fun and excitement at the Ag Expo Park and this year’s fair, “Rock Around the Fair,” promises to surpass expectations.
Christopher Mendoza takes a big bite out of a roasted ear of corn at last year’s Williamson County Fair. This year’s event will start Aug. 2. Photo by Carole Robinson
Get ready for top-notch competitions in photography and art, horticulture and field crops, culinary and creative arts, livestock, pageants for all age groups, and the “Sing Your Heart Out” vocal talent show for school-age kids.
Jimmy Drew Expositions returns to the Midway with exciting rides including the Seattle Wheel, and new this year, “Yoppi the Roller Coaster,” a family- friendly ride for all ages.
Elvis returns to the Fair this year – actually two “Elvi” will perform on the Main Stage. Ultimate tribute artist Sean Klush, the first to win the title sanctioned by Elvis Presley International, will be accompanied by Cody Ray Slaughter, the youngest artist to win the title.
Other artists to perform include the Bicho Brothers and their “Soul Sacrifice – A tribute to Santana,” The Exotics with Loy Hardcastle and friends and their songs of yesteryear, The Motown Sounds of Touch, The Austin Brothers, Beatlemania Now and a chance to catch up and coming star Charlie Worsham.
Don’t forget to take the young ‘uns to Little 1s Farming, the Children’s Barnyard and the Pedal Tractor Pull and Races. Party Animals Alive sing and dance to familiar kids songs. Look for Roger Patton, Balloon artist and magician walking around the Fair each weekend and Magician, Barry Mitchell, who can make anything disappear. BMX PROS Trick team returns to wow pre-teens, teens and adults and the Ultimate Air Dogs will perform their dock jumping show daily.
The Fair Village provides a look at life during a simpler time with demonstrations and storytelling. Catch Rust and Flame Blacksmith Storyteller, Marvin Gardner tells his tales and demonstrate horseshoe making with a little help from the audience.
Don’t forget to see the Rockin’ Bunch of Indians perform Native American animal dances in the GoNativeNow encampment.
Where else can you go for day of fun and entertainment for only $6 – or get advance tickets for $5 at any Tractor Supply Co. location in Williamson County or Daily’s Convenience Stores within the county. Tickets will be available beginning July 8 through the end of the Fair. Remember – parking is still free and tickets include admission to all the shows, including Elvis.
For information or show and performance schedules, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org.
Posted on: 7/1/2013