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Educational Opportunities

Learn about science, agriculture and Middle Tennessee history at the 2008 Williamson County Fair, presented by Tractor Supply Company, August 1st-9th at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park.  All educational exhibits and hands-on areas including a farm, historic village and children’s barnyard are free with general admission to the fair.

Explore your scientific side by participating in a bone dig or a DNA isolation area in the Life Sciences: Solutions for Life exhibit presented by the BioTN Foundation with support from Biomimetics Therapeutics and GreenBank.  This popular hands-on attraction has been relocated to the comfort of the air-conditioned main arena where kids and adults will enjoy “scrubbing in” or becoming a “scientific sleuth.”

Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation invites you to take a ride back in time and see the Williamson County of yesteryear come alive in the Historic Village exhibit in the main arena. Storytellers will tell tales of days gone by, and craftsmen will demonstrate weaving, woodcarving and forging horseshoes. Learn more about local heroes; hear the stories of Tennessee’s three United States presidents and discover the true facts about Middle Tennessee pioneers.

Visitors to the Children’s Barnyard at the Williamson County Fair will feel like they are visiting a real farm. During this learning experience, see how a steer is prepared for a livestock show and see how sheep are sheared. Learn about life on the many Williamson County farms that carry on the agricultural legacy of this community. Sponsored by the Williamson County Farmer’s Co-op, the Children’s Barnyard is located in the livestock area of the fairgrounds.

Suburban children who have never visited a farm are invited to experience working on a farm at the Little 1’s Farming exhibit sponsored by the Williamson County Farm Bureau and Purity Dairies. Kids will be given farm chores like picking apples or milking a “pretend” cow. Through this hands-on experience, children will learn where their food really comes from and what it takes to produce and sell agricultural products. Out on the “back porch” at the Little 1’s Farm, Ms. Ella will snap beans as she tells stories of her childhood on a farm.  The Little 1’s Farming exhibit is located next to the Children’s Barnyard.

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, or call (615)794-4FUN.