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The Wilson County Fair: The Success Continues

The Wilson County Fair: The Success Continues


Some people use a planner to keep track of days and events happening throughout the year. Wilson County residents organize their lives by means of the Wilson County Fair. Though the 2016 Wilson County Fair has come and gone and the holiday season is here, the success of this year’s fair continues. Each year the Wilson County Fair attends the International Association of Fairs and Expositions contest program. This year’s contest had over 1,468 entries judged by over 50 industry experts. The Wilson County Fair received a total of 18 awards including:


Agriculture Awards


1st Place-Agriculture Programs Promotional Video-Jr. Goat Show Video


2nd Place-Any other Agriculture Program/Exhibit-Watermelon Patch


3rd Place-Agriculture Program Area Beautification-Landscaping Improvements


3rd Place-Non-Fair Related Agriculture Event/Program-Spring Garden Festival




Competitive Awards


1st Place-Use of a Single Theme Throughout all Divisions- “We Want You at the Wilson County Fair” and   the featured Agricultural Commodity-Watermelons


1st Place-Unique Contest- Fair Commemorative Print Contest


1st Place-Competitive Exhibit Display Photo Series-Kids Power Tractor Races


1st Place-General Display Photo Single-Flower “Bed” photo


2nd Place-Competitive Exhibit Display Method and/or Prop-New Rose Show Display


2nd Place-Create it on the Spot Contest-Watermelon Carving (Adults) and Watermelon Head Decorating (Youth)


2nd Place-Participatory Contest-Watermelon Gumball Blowing


2nd Place-New or Unique Contest to Attract Competitive Exhibitors-Gaited Mule Show


2nd Place-General Display Photo Series-Broom Making Demonstration




Communication Awards


2nd Place-Promotional/Advertising Poster


2nd Place- Unique Advertising Specialties/ Merchandise/ Souvenirs



Sponsorship Awards


1st Place-Sponsorship Innovation


1st Place-First Time Sponsorship


2nd Place-Sponsorship Continuity



Best of Division for Innovation in Sponsorship



The Wilson County Fair is a staple in our community and in the state of Tennessee. It is a nationally recognized fair and continues to excel year after year. Not only does it set the calendars of the citizens of Wilson County, but it seems as though the whole world stops during fair time. It is a week dedicated to fellowship and fun. With a focus on families, the Wilson County Fair always provides a safe, enjoyable environment to gather with friends and family. It is a week dedicated to highlighting accomplishments throughout our community, and not just our community as a whole. Our fair does a fantastic job at showing all that Wilson County has to offer but the Wilson County Fair also makes it a priority to give individuals of every lifestyle and background a chance to shine. The Wilson County Fair is also a week to celebrate agriculture in our community and throughout the world. Our fair’s main objective is to highlight the importance of agriculture in Wilson County. Every aspect of the Wilson County Fair, in some form or another, is related to celebrating and preserving agriculture our community. Without agriculture, we as human beings simply couldn’t survive. The deep appreciation for farming that the Wilson County Fair instils in all of us is an example to communities all across the nation. Our fair is diverse, our fair is thriving, our fair is fun, and our fair puts Wilson County, TN on the map. 


We are so proud of the accomplishments of our fair. However, none of these accomplishments would have been possible without the hard work of the Wilson County Fair Board and all of the volunteers that work continuously to make our fair the best of the best. So many people work year after year to provide the best fair experience possible and there is no way to thank each and every person enough for their contribution. Here at the County Mayor’s office, we would like to say congratulations to Wilson County Promotions and the Wilson County Fair on another job well done!


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