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Wilson County Fair to open August 14th

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Robert Poss pulls a piece of hot steel from the forge Monday as he crafts the handle of a fireplace poker in the blacksmith shop in Fiddlers Grove. Members of the Fiddlers Grove Blacksmith Association are among the artisans that entertain and educate visi

The gates of Lebanon's James E. Ward Agricultural Center will once again welcome hundreds of thousands of guests next month for the Wilson County Fair. This year's theme is "Cedars, Oaks and Country Folks."
Last week, the Great Give-A-Way Committee unveiled this year's prize options - one of which will be awarded to a lucky fairgoer on Tuesday, Aug. 18. From now until that time, participants can get tickets from 76 local business sponsors in their quest to try to win the grand prize. The winner will be able to pick from a Chevrolet Malibu from Wilson County Motors, a Dodge Caravan from Rockie Williams Premier Dodge, a Ford Fusion from Bates Ford, a Hyundai Sonata from Wilson County Hyundai, a John Deere 5045E tractor with canopy and loader from TriGreen Equipment, a Mahindra 4540 tractor with loaders and MFMD from Tony Bates Equipment or a Kubota RTV X900/Z725 zero-turn mower combo from Absolute Kubota.
Of course, cars and tractors aren't the only sought-after prizes. For many local young ladies, it is all about winning a crown. The Fairest of the Fair pageant will be held Monday, Aug. 17 in the Pageant Pavilion. Young ladies between the ages of 16 and 21 can register to be in the pageant online through Aug. 2 or at the Pageant Pavilion Stage from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9. The registration fee is $30, and a contestant cannot qualify if she has been married or had a child.
On Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m., folks will also be treated to Sawyer Brown in concert thanks to sponsor Bates Ford. For a complete listing of activities, visit
The 2015 Wilson County Fair will be open from Aug. 14 through 22.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett can be contacted at

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