5 Must-Not-Miss Events at Wilson County-TN State Fair


The Wilson County Fair- TN State Fair kicked off with a grand celebration on August 12 and will run for 10 days, until August 21, at 945 E. Baddour Pkway, Lebanon, TN 37087. While there, make sure to catch these attractions!

Admission to the fair:

Adults: $12
Children (6-12): $5
Children 5 & under: free
Season Ticket: $45- good for gate admission every day only
*All stage shows and attractions are free with admission. Ride tickets are sold separately.*

1. Demolition Derby Friday


August 20 & 21

It’s the last two days to check out the Demolition Derby. This event is free with gate admission and is a must-not-miss fair event.

2. King of the Fair at the Expo Center


Friday, August 29
6:00 p.m.

Who will be crowned king at this year’s fair? This pageant is open to Wilson County residents only and each year a new winner is chosen. See what it takes to be the king of the Wilson County Fair- Tennessee State Fair.

3. Jeremy Dean & Friends

Friday, Aug 20, 8pm

Don’t miss Jeremy Dean and friends perform. Jeremy Dean’s Nashville journey began in 1997 when he was discovered in his home state of Oklahoma, by Eddy Bolton, tenor singer for the legendary Gospel music family, The Speers. Jeremy uprooted to Nashville and traveled extensively on the road until 1999, at which time his passion for songwriting led him to focus his direction in that regard.

Jeremy has collaborated with award-winning songwriters Stan Webb, Gerald Smith, John Pennell, Jon Robbin, Billy Dean, Gordon Jensen, to name a few, and he is also honored to work with many independent and upcoming artists and songwriters in Nashville and the changing music scene. Jeremy’s songwriting credits include many self-penned songs, but he has also collaborated with over one hundred individual writers since 2000.

4. Midway Rides

Photo by Taylor Means

A visit to the Fair is not complete without checking out the Midway. From carousels to slides and Tilt-A-Whirl, there’s a ride for everyone in the family.

The Midway opens at 5pm Friday night and 10am on Saturday.

Individual Ride Tickets can be purchased for $1.50 each
(each ride takes 2, 3, 4 or 5 tickets depending on the ride)*

5. Brick Olympics

Saturday, August 21
10am -8pm

Games and Competitions for Ages 4 thru adult. Games of Skill and Games of Speed tailored to age levels using Lego® brand bricks will be ongoing from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Bricks provided! No entry fee but participants must pay for entry into the fair.
Ribbons awarded for each challenge!

Surprise Theme Build
1:00 p.m. – Ages 4-17
2:30 p.m. – Ages 18 & Up
Bricks Provided

Participants will be given bricks and a “Surprise Theme” and given 1 hour to create their display. Ribbons for each age division.

The Wilson County Fair- Tennessee State Fair is hosting a large number of events this year. Each day is packed and you are sure to find something you will enjoy. Check out their schedule of events here.


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