Williamson County Fair begins virtually Aug. 7

Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)
Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)

Residents can watch baby chicks hatch via livestream during this year's Williamson County Fair, which will be held virtually. (Courtesy Williamson County Fair)

While there will be no in-person events this year, the annual Williamson County Fair will still kick off this weekend as fair officials encourage residents to participate in online events, contest and games.

Events begin Aug. 7 at www.williamsoncountyfair.org, where residents can find information on virtual contests and games and watch the Chick Hatchery Livestream, where baby chicks are expected to hatch throughout the week, according to a release from the fair. A video performance from the XPogo Team will also be uploaded to the site in the evening.

Aug. 8 will be Patriot Day, during which the community is encouraged to participate in the Letters to Soldiers project. Letters or drawings can be mailed to the Williamson County Fair at P.O. Box 329, Franklin, TN 37065, or they can be dropped off outside the Williamson County Ag Expo Park by Aug. 15.

Aug. 9 will be Senior Day, during which Williamson County Fair board members will visit senior communities in the area and decorate the sidewalks with chalk messages and drawings. Residents age 55 and older are invited to participate in an online game of bingo.

Following the weekend kickoff, the fair will run through Aug. 15 with online contests and video challenges.


Find more information and daily schedules here.
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.