Williamson County officials will host a ceremony April 11, commemorating the newly named Williamson County Expo Center’s Judge Dan A. Gattis Pavilion.

Who it's for

Gattis served as the Williamson County Judge for over a decade.

The ceremony honoring Gattis is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the 165,000-square-foot expo center in Taylor.

Opened in 2016, the center hosts a variety of events, including the Williamson County Fair and Rodeo, Williamson County Livestock Association, and local Future Farmers of America organizations.

The pavilion, a multiuse part of the facility, can be transformed to accommodate a range of events, including livestock shows or auctions, according to the facility’s website.

Also of note

The Expo Center averages roughly 54,000 visitors annually and is rented out 47 of 52 weekends each year, according to county documents.

With the approval of $59 million in voter-approved bonds for parks and recreation in 2023, the county has outlined plans to enhance the Expo Center. These improvements include constructing a covered west arena, adding extra restroom facilities and acquiring land to expand the facility.