Fair’s open; little ones head to the farm


Fair’s open; little ones head to the farm

By KEVIN WARNER

The 8th annual Williamson County Fair kicked off Friday and the little ones wasted no time in enjoying one of the fair’s most fun and informative events

The 8th annual Williamson County Fair kicked off Friday to much fanfare and fun.

Fair chairman Rodgers Anderson, who also serves as Williamson County Mayor, got the fair under way at the 6 p.m. ribbon cutting that officially opened the 2012 “Life on the Farm”-themed event by thanking the sponsors and the now-over 1,400 volunteers who make the fair possible.

Isabella Conley, age 4, enjoys the hands-on Little 1’s area on opening night at the fair.

Once the gates were officially open, little ones in the crowd wasted no time in enjoying one of the fair’s most fun and informative events, the “Little 1’s Farming” area presented by Purity Dairies and Williamson County Farm Bureau.

“The Little 1’s Farming” is one of our favorite — and for the kids it’s one of the best — events at the fair,” said Don Rice, who has volunteered at the attraction since the fair returned to the county in 2005. “They get to see lots of different farm activities.”

The activities include learning about feeding and raising chickens, planting seeds picking fruit, shearing sheep and – new this year — fishing.  

After each activity, the children get “money” for farm products, such as wool, they can use to buy an assortment of tasty goodies from the general store, Rice said.

Brentwood-based Tractor Supply Company is sponsoring the livestock area of the fair which houses “The Little 1s’ Farming” attraction.

The Williamson County Fair is open daily through Aug. 11. For a full list of Saturday’s events, plus a complete fair schedule, click here.

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Kelly Gilfillan is the owner-publisher of Home Page Media Group which has been publishing hyperlocal news since 2009.

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