For Dewayne Perry, the livestock competition is the heart of the 2008 Williamson County Fair. “Agriculture is still a mainstay in Williamson County,” says Perry, county director of the University of Tennessee’s Agriculture Extension Service. “There are over 1,700 farms in Williamson County, comprising a total of 202,000 acres. The annual fair provides an excellent opportunity for showcasing the livestock and products that continue to make a $25 million annual impact on our community.”
The 2008 fair, presented by Tractor Supply Company August 1-9 at the County Ag Expo Park, will host a wide variety of livestock competitions, including Open Beef, Junior Beef,
Open Dairy Cattle, Junior Dairy Cattle, Open Dairy Goats, Open Sheep, Junior Market Lambs, Junior Market Goats, Open Poultry, Junior Poultry, Rooster Crowing Contest, Junior Rabbits, Jack and Jennet Show, Mule Show and Mule Pull.
Livestock competition continues over all nine days of the fair and complete registration information and rules about all events are in the fair premium catalogue 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 or a downloadable copy of the fair catalogue, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org or call (615)794-4FUN.