Daily Family Fun Events
Join in the family fun at the 2008 Williamson County Fair, presented by Tractor Supply Company August 1st-9th at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park. From leaping canines to clowns and stunt bikes, the fair has daily shows for all ages. Most family fun events take place in the air-conditioned main arena at the Ag Expo Park, and all are included with general admission to the fair.
For dog lovers, Franklin Synergy Bank presents the XTreme K9s show, featuring handlers Todd Duncan and Joelle Budd with their award-winning ultimate Frisbee dogs. Known for their originality, talent and charisma, the XTreme K9s have appeared on ESPN, CNN, NBC and PAX; as well as, with the Purina Incredible Dog Team and Animal Planet Expo. This thrilling family show will amaze and entertain audiences with dancing dogs, breathtaking freestyle Frisbee catches and even ball bouncing. Don’t miss these performing pets in daily performances in the main arena.
The Ultimate Air Dogs, a premier dock-jumping dog troop bring more canine excitement to the fair with multiple shows in the arena. The competition gets wet and wild as trained dogs race down a dock and fly into a pool trying for the best “splash” or distance jump. Then, these talented canines compete for the ultimate vertical jump, reaching for the reward of highest jumper. Ultimate Air Dogs is presented by Tractor Supply Company and promises to be a big splash at the 2008 fair.
The Satellite Sports Group’s BMX Stunt Show returns to the fair as the world’s number one traveling extreme sports show. With bike stunts on the ground and in the air, the BMX Pro Stunt Team riders will ramp up for gravity-defying flips and spins in the main arena. Always a crowd favorite, BMX team members have appeared in the ESPN X-Games and on MTV, ESPN, NBC, ABC and FOX. The BMX Stunt Show will be presented daily in the main arena.
NoJoes Clown Circus is sure to become a fair favorite with the zany antics of “NoJoe” the clown and his sidekick “Toot”. Presented by Texas Roadhouse, the award-winning NoJoes Clown Circus features juggling, balancing, stilt-walking and a whole lot of clowning around guaranteed to put a smile on every face. Featured in the World Clown Association magazine and considered one of the World’s Best Clowns, Joey “NoJoe” Thurmond was chosen to perform with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus 2008-2009 tour. Be sure to leave room in your fair schedule to catch one of NoJoe’s multiple daily performances in the main arena beginning Saturday, August 2nd.
Racing pigs, ducks and goats will compete daily at the Hogway Speedway in the livestock area. Presented by Tennessee Commerce Bank, cheese-noodle trained porkers named for NASCAR drivers are paired with audience members as they race their way around the oval track. Ducks and goats also get in on the act and compete for the cheers of the crowd. Blue ribbons are awarded to winning crowd members, and a “Pig Queen” and “Pig King” are named during each performance.
Get up close and personal with exotic animals at the Circle C Petting Zoo presented by Laurel Cove. Along with goats and sheep, the Circle C menagerie includes kangaroos, tortoises, llamas and alpacas. Families will enjoy this unique opportunity to get close and feed these animals in a safe environment. Petting zoo visitors will also see camels, yaks, water buffalo and much more. The Circle C Petting Zoo is located in the livestock area.
The 2008 fair offers convenient, free on-site parking and shuttle buses to the main gate provided by Nissan North America. Regular admission to the fair is $5 in advance, $6 at the gate. Children ages 6 – 12 are $2 in advance, $3 at the gate. Children ages 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are on sale at ten Middle Tennessee Tractor Supply Company locations and twenty area Daily’s convenience stores through the end of the fair. Nine-day general admission passes are available (at the gate only) for $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12.
Complete fair guides containing descriptions of fair events, shows, rides, entertainment and exhibits are available at the Ag Expo Park, the Williamson County Mayor’s office, County Recreation Centers and the Williamson County Public Library and community branches. For more information about the 2008 Williamson County Fair presented by Tractor Supply Company visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org, or call (615)794-4FUN.