5 MUST SEE Things at the Williamson County Fair This Year
It’s back! The Williamson County Fair is showcasing a Barnyard Mardi Gras theme this year. Covering this great annual event is always a treat for those of us here at Visit Franklin. It's the perfect event for the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Check out this year's MUST SEE list:
Moon Rockets, Tilt-a-Whirls, and Zoogvogels, Oh My!
The Fair’s Midway is top of the list for adventure lovers! Get a sky-high view of the county on the 90-foot Zoogvogel swing tower. Never mind the wind-blown look because you’re going upside down on the Moon Rocket next. Or maybe, if you’re really daring, challenge your stomach to a duel on the Tilt-a-Whirl. You can always tone it down for the kiddos with classic rides like the super slide, carousel, and bumper cars.
Calories Don’t Count at the Fair!
If you can think it, they can fry it! The best part of any trip to the fair is the food: Classics like the corn dog and funnel cakes with lemonade. But have you ever had a deep-fried Twinkie or Oreo? Oh my gosh, you might have to sit down for that experience! If you just can’t shed your cuisine routine, you’ve got local spots like Puckett’s, Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun and others to keep you grounded.
Earn a Blue Ribbon!
The Fair is just the spot to get your creative and competitive juices going at the same time! Do you think your cookie-stacking skills are blue ribbon worthy? Wait, it’s harder than you think! Never back down from a kitchen throwdown - break out your best recipe for the Goo Goo Cluster or Loveless Cafe Biscuit baking contests.
The Shortest Horn Band in the World
Pelican 212 exploded on the national scene when they stole the show on NBC’s Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey, and have since performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and across the world! The band of ridiculously talented kids, including identical twin trumpet players, are now headed to the Main Stage of the Williamson County Fair to kick things off on opening night with their unique blend of cajun soul!
Close the Night Out with a Boom!
They’re lighting up the sky each Friday and Saturday night of the Williamson County Fair! Keep your eye on the sky at 10 p.m. for the spectacular fireworks show. Pro Tip… Time your ride on the ferris wheel accordingly for the best view!