The Williamson County Fair is heading into its last weekend, but the fun’s not winding down yet. “Iron Tamer” Dave Whitley will perform impressive feats of strength in the Tractor Supply Company Livestock Village covered arena for the Fair’s last two days, with nightly shows Friday, Aug. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and four shows on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Livestock shows will continue each day, including the Miniature Donkey Show, Jr. Market Lamb Show and Commercial Ewe Show on August 10 beginning at 6 p.m., and the Williamson County 4-H Breeding Ewe Show, Open Sheep Show, Jack & Jennet Show and Mule Show, and Mule, Lightweight Mule and Mini Horse Pull beginning at 10 a.m. on August 11. Each show is held in the Tractor Supply Company Livestock Village
Another “Fair Friday” on August 10 means unlimited midway rides are $25 from 6 p.m. until midnight. The NISSAN Bluegrass stage will be host to a large selection of musical entertainment, as Jack Daniels & The Hard Lickers kick things off at 6 p.m., followed by Code of the Hills at 7:30 p.m. and Uncle Shuffalo & His Haint Hollow Hootenanny at rounding out the night’s shows at 9 p.m.
The Williamson County volunteer fire and rescue personnel will showcase the challenges firemen face when responding to victims entrapped in a motor vehicle accident as they demonstrate their training, skills and expertise while performing a vehicle extrication at the Fireman’s Challenge on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 only, in the Fair Village.
Ongoing favorites like the Kids Celebration Mega Show, Milking Demonstrations, Little 1’s Farming, Childrens’ Barnyard, Lady Houdini, MindWorks and the 4-H and Youth Village will continue daily for the whole family to enjoy.
Fair goers can cap off their Friday evening with a stunning fireworks display at 10 p.m. and midway rides until midnight.
Saturday, August 11 is the final day of the Williamson County Fair and Patriot Day presented by A. Marshall Hospitality, where all active and retired military individuals will be admitted free with military ID.
The annual Quilt Raffle will take place at 5:30 p.m. on the Picnic Pavilion stage on Saturday, featuring a quilt that was created with quilt block submissions from last year’s Fair, each carrying the “Country Pride, County Wide” theme. A limited number of raffle tickets are available for $1 each in the Creative & Culinary Arts room up until the raffle.
The Nissan Bluegrass Stage schedule is packed solid with performances throughout Saturday, starting with Wildcat Ridge at noon, Joe Hott at 1:30 p.m., No Time Flatt at 4:30 p.m., a Square Dance Team Exhibition at 6 p.m., Mike Oldham and The Tone Rangers at 7:30 p.m., and Larry Chun and Step Ahead and 9 p.m.
For complete daily schedules, tickets, hours and directions and more Fair information, go to www.williamsoncountyfair.org.