Williamson County Fair returns in August with same theme, new attractions


Williamson County Fair returns in August with same theme, new attractions

PHOTO: Ma’Ceo, an equestrian acrobatic show, is one of the new attractions at the Williamson County Fair this year / Photo courtesy of WCF.

By BROOKE WANSER

As the Williamson County Fair enters its 14th consecutive year, the fair committee has announced the booking of two new attractions.

The fair will run August 3 through 11 at the Ag Expo Center in Franklin. It will feature an acrobatic show and a dinosaur fossil exhibit, among other things.

Ma’Ceo, an equestrian acrobatic show, will be featured inside a large tented area in the Fair Village. Several exotic breeds of horses will be displayed between the shows. The shows will run twice per night during the week, with four shows daily on the weekends.

During the first six nights of the fair, the Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur Show will take place in the covered warm-up area. The interactive exhibit will offer an educational look into ancient fossils and the dinosaurs they came from.

“We are very excited about the attractions and performers we’ve booked for 2018,” Diane Giddens, the mayor’s chief of staff and the fair entertainment chairman, said. “Both Ma’Ceo and the Jurassic Dinosaur Show are unique, and we expect them to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. It’s also special to have some of our favorite past performers and exhibits want to return for another nine days of fun with us.”

Previous exhibits that will return include:

  • 4-H and Youth Village exhibit
  • Little 1s Farming
  • Children’s Barnyard
  • BMX Pros Trick Team

The Williamson County Fair board recently voted to keep the theme from 2017, “Country Pride, County Wide,” for another year.

“We really enjoyed the patriotic theme of 2017 and feel that it embodies the very spirit of the Williamson County Fair,” County Mayor Rogers Anderson, the chairman of the Williamson County Fair board, said. “Our mission is to advance the awareness and celebrate the history of our county’s agricultural resources, and it makes sense to weave a larger theme of national pride into this long-standing local tradition.”

Additional performances, attractions and exhibits are still being booked and confirmed. An annual catalog will be released in May with the fair’s full event schedule and deadlines for competitive entries. Visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org to learn more.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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