The Wilson County Fair got started last weekend and drew roughly 213,000 people on its’ opening weekend.
The fair drew 37,355 Friday, 106,058 Saturday, and 69,870 Sunday for a total of 213,283 for the weekend, which was up 34,798 from last year.Last year the fair drew a total of 484,000 for the week, which due to the rain, was down almost 100,000 from a record breaking 2013 fair that drew almost 590,000, for the week.
This years’ fair offers many new rides including the Nemesis 360, Kamikaze, and Pharaoh Fury, among others. Meanwhile the Ring of Fire, FireBall, Tornado, and Ferris Wheel are back again this year. Also new to the fair this year is a daredevil act, Galaxy girl, who performs at 127 feet in the air.
The fair is held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway in Lebanon and will continue through this Saturday. Gates will open at 5 p.m. through Friday, and then at 10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, and free for any children 5 and under.