2021 Wilson County Fair and Tennessee State Fair


When agricultural fair season rolls around this year, the Tennessee State Fair will make history by taking place in conjunction with the Wilson County Fair.

“In partnership with Wilson County and Wilson County Promotions, the Tennessee State Fair will be one of the largest and strongest in the country,” Governor Bill Lee said. “I thank the State Fair Commission and General Assembly for prioritizing the investments needed to expand facilities, showcase our agriculture community, and ensure the best possible experience for Tennesseans.”

Wilson County Promotions has experience operating a large-scale fair, having produced the award-winning Wilson County Fair for 42 years. The Wilson County Fair is the largest in the state and had an overall attendance at the 2019 fair of 578,131.

More than 150 events will take place at the combined fair this year, including livestock shows, food and horticulture competitions, rides, tractor pulls, demolition derbies, pageants, and entertainment. FFA and 4-H programs foster the development of Tennessee’s next generation who will grow our food and fiber. Youth exhibits and competitions are sure to be event favorites.

“Our fair’s roots and existence remain as an agricultural fair,” Wilson County Promotions Board President Randall Clemons said. “The fair continues to strive to be a great place for families to have fun and make memories that will last a lifetime. Volunteers plan for this fair to be the best one yet. Our goal is to involve every county in the state and showcase the best of every county’s agriculture, agritourism, and tourism. We will follow guidelines and protocols that will create a safe environment for all fairgoers.”

An opening ceremony is planned for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12.

The Volunteers of the Wilson County Fair (Wilson County Promotions) are proud to announce “Honoring Hometown Heroes” as the theme of the 2021 Wilson County Fair.

The now 10-day Fair will open on Thursday, August 12, at 5 p.m. and run through Saturday, August 21. The theme celebrates and pays tribute to the many heroes who have done so much this past year. Through the tornados that hit middle Tennessee in March and the pandemic that changed all of our lives this past year, we honor those who came to our rescue in so many ways through this unprecedented year.

As Tennessee’s Big County Fair and the largest Fair in Tennessee, the Fair’s focus remains family fun, entertainment, and agriculture experiences for all our Fairgoers. Wilson County Promotions Volunteers submitted a proposal to add the Tennessee State Fair to our award-winning Wilson County Fair. The Volunteers are exploring all opportunities to make more improvements to our Fairgrounds and for Wilson County. After much thought and discussion, it is much better to add the State Fair to the Wilson County Fair than for the State Fair to happen at a different time on the same fairgrounds or even take place in close proximity to our Fair. If approved, Wilson County Promotions will be producing and managing the Tennessee State Fair and the Wilson County Fair as one Fair at the same time. We will continue to focus on showcasing Wilson County. Competitions that have been limited to Wilson County will continue. There are no alcoholic beverages currently sold at the Wilson County Fair and no plans to ever do this. Our main focus is on a true family fun experience. – Source: https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/

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