Growers, makers, bakers and performers, get ready: The 13th Annual Williamson County Fair is set for August 4-12, and competitive event entries are now open online! Categories for children and adults ranging from Agriculture to Creative Arts, Culinary, Cultural Arts, Pageants and Vocal Performance are offering a range of blue-ribbon opportunities to be recognized for excellence in craft.
“This county is rich in talent, from those who raise livestock and crops to artisans, photographers, singers and gourmet cooks,” said Williamson County Fair Board Chairman Rogers Anderson, Williamson County Mayor. “The children’s categories are always impressive, seeing the next generation honing their skills and being willing to submit it to be judged. These events are a lot of fun, both for participants and fairgoers, and they represent our local culture well.”
Dozens of categories are offered, from flowers and quilts to country hams, canned goods, biscuits and pies to row crops, chickens, sheep, goats, cattle, mule pulling and other competitions that reflect the community’s agricultural roots and the Fair’s theme, “Country Pride, County Wide.”
Additional categories are as diverse as Kids in the Kitchen, a LEGO build and pageants for children and teens, and fashion, handicrafts and needlework, art and photography, winemaking and more for adults. The “Sing Your Heart Out” competition on August 8 nods to the region’s wealth of musical talent, and offers divisions ranging from elementary through high school, with pre-applications due July 28. Other entry deadlines vary; full details can be found at www.williamsoncountyfair.org.
“We all look forward to the food, the vendors, the rides and the entertainment, but these competitive events are not to be missed,” Anderson said. “Newcomers and natives alike will enjoy seeing the great work that our citizens are producing every day in Williamson County.”
The Williamson County Fair has been recognized among the best anywhere by its peers at the state and international levels, with last year’s event winning awards from the Tennessee Association of Fairs and the International Association of Fairs and Expos. Supported by 1,800 volunteers, numerous sponsors, its home county and surrounding communities, the Fair has grown each summer and continues to be a beacon for agricultural education in Williamson County. For more information, visit www. WilliamsonCountyFair.org.