County Gears Up for Annual County Fair
By Jeff Bryant
Cotton candy, thrill rides, great entertainment, and fun for everyone are just around the corner. Once again, it's time for the 2022 Williamson County Fair. This annual event is held August 5th through 13th at the Williamson County Agricultural EXPO Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, Tennessee, 37064.
New this Year
Each year, many animals are highlighted and shown at the fair, but this year the fair is making room for Sea Lions.
"Sea Lion Splash is an entertaining and informative presentation that showcases the relationship between an "adopted family" of rescued sea lions and their handlers. In each presentation, our sea lion stars demonstrate how well they have bonded with their trainers, show off their natural behaviors, and even teach kids how to recycle! " according to the fair's official website.
Also new this year is the "Megamorph Car." This full-sized Chevrolet Camaro will transform into a robot before the crowd.
The website states, "as smoke creeps out of the car and luminescent lights accent the interior, the car begins to transform and within moments morphs into a robot standing almost 15' tall. Spectators young and old alike are introduced to Megamorph and insist their friends and neighbors experience this terrifying terrific transformation!"
Nature lovers will want to visit the Butterfly Garden on the arena floor.
Walk amongst the butterflies in this beautiful botanical garden provided by Riverbend Nurseries. Learn all about a variety of butterflies and the plants they feed on. Not only are they pretty, but these plants are also grown to attract butterflies, which helps with pollination. You'll walk away wanting a butterfly garden of your own! Open during fair hours until 9:00 p.m. nightly.
Many other crowd favorites are returning, including chainsaw artist Roark Phillips, Jurassic Kingdom, Little 1's Farming, and Piccolo Zoppe, just to name a few.
Check the website, williamsoncountyfair.org, for more exciting info, ticket and ride pricing, and all the details to make your trip to the fair more enjoyable.