15th anniversary event kicks off Friday, Aug. 2 for ‘9 Days of Fun’

 

Online ticket specials for the Williamson County Fair are now available, offering a 25% savings to fairgoers who purchase a package of two, four or six tickets for the 15th Anniversary celebration that will run Friday, August 2 through Saturday, August 10. Online entries for competitive events are also being accepted, where residents of Williamson and surrounding counties can participate in various categories for the chance to win premiums and ribbons.

Rogers Anderson, Williamson County Fair Chairman, said ticket online sales continue to increase each year, allowing attendees to pass through Fair entrances quickly and creating a more efficiently run event all around.

“This is our fourth year to offer online ticket sales in advance, and we see more people taking advantage of that option each year,” Anderson said. “Fairgoers save money and time by avoiding lines at ticket booths, and we are able to track attendance much more easily through online sales. We encourage everyone to buy early and help make our 15th Annual Fair our best yet.”

Ticket packages are available at 25% off at www.williamsoncountyfair.org. Individual tickets can also be purchased for $9 for adults and $5 for children aged 6 – 12. Children aged 5 and under are admitted free.

Discounts for bulk ticket purchases are also available, where buyers can use the code BULK25 to receive a 25% discount on 25 tickets or more.

Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or scanned on a smart phone in the Fair’s “Fast Pass” lane. All shows and attractions are free with admission, and midway tickets are sold separately and can be purchased onsite at the event.

Daily Admission Specials will be available throughout the week of the Fair, offering various opportunities for free gate admission. A complete list is available here.

The Williamson County Fair is also accepting online entries for competitive events in categories such as Agriculture, Livestock, 4-H & Youth, and Creative, Culinary and Cultural Arts. New categories this year include Ceramics and Pottery in Creative Arts and Sustainable Art in Cultural Arts, where participants are required to utilize materials in their creations that do not permanently damage or deplete a resource, such as barn wood, wool and natural dyes. Also new for 2019 is a single song publishing deal, courtesy of local label Songs For the Planet, for the Best in Show winner in Songwriting.

Online entry is not offered for Pageants or Sing Your Heart Out vocal competition, but entry forms for both are available online. Residential requirements and entry fees vary by category, so those interested should refer to the 2019 Premium Catalog for individual qualifications. The catalog can be viewed online and physical copies are available at the Williamson County Mayor’s office, the Williamson County Main Library and community recreational centers.

The Williamson County Fair awarded $83,000 in premiums for more than 7,380 competitive event entries in 2018. Featuring various attractions and exhibits and nightly entertainment, the Fair has grown each summer and continues to be a beacon for agricultural education in Williamson County. For more information, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org.