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The 2019 Wilson County Fair was one of the best-attended Fairs in the event’s history. DALLUS WHITFIELD

Tickets for the 2021 Wilson County Fair Tennessee State Fair are available for purchase and competition registration is now open as the fair enters a new phase this year.

Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair officials said competitions that have previously been limited to Wilson County residents will remain available only to Wilson County residents despite the recent merger with the Tennessee State Fair.

There are competitions for children ages 5 to 18, and adults 19 or older.

Competitions include arts and crafts, canning, photography, sewing, quilts, fruits and vegetables, flowers, roses and plants, eggs, ham show, honey show, hay and field crops, home brewing, recycled yard and garden art, wine show, 4-H posters and exhibits, baking, corn bread challenge and candy.

There will be 40 categories in which the winners in 2021 will be entered into the 2022 Tennessee State Fair representing Wilson County.

The James E. Ward Ag Center will have a new building in 2022 dedicated to housing Tennessee State Fair exhibits and the best in 40 categories from each Tennessee county will be in competition.

Pageants will also make their return to the Fair this year. Pageants include the Fairest of the Fair, Ms. Wilson County, Ms. Wilson County Senior, Celebrating Lovely Pageant and other pageants for children and babies.

To register for contests, go to wilsoncountyfair.net and search under the Competition and Exhibits tab.

The Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair is set for 10 days from Aug. 12-21 at the James E Ward Ag Center in Lebanon. This year’s theme is “Honoring Hometown Heroes,” and the agricultural commodity focus will be “Year of Beef.”

Season passes (entry all 10 days) are $45. A $25 Mega Ticket, which includes gate admission and ride armband, is good for only one day.

The Mega Ticket must be purchased by Aug. 11 online, at the Fair office or at any Wilson Bank & Trust.

This year’s Opening Day Celebration Special includes half off admission — $6 for ages 13 and up, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. The Opening Day Ride Special includes $1 ticket per ride with the purchase of a $10 sheet of ride tickets.

Euro Slide tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and is a separate ticket from the ride armbands. For more information, visit wilsoncountyfair.net.

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