5 Not to Miss Attractions at the Williamson County Fair

What's on Tap at the Williamson County Fair Aug 7

The Williamson County Fair kicks off  in one week on Friday, Aug 5th and runs until Aug 13th at the Williamson County Ag EXPO Park, 4215 Long Lane in Franklin. This year’s theme is “Barnyard Mardi Gras.”

Fair favorites returning this year include Little 1’s Farming, the Birthing Pig Exhibit, BMX Pros Trick Team, the Sing Your Heart Out singing competition, fireworks and more.

Here are 5 attractions you do not want to miss at this year’s fair!

1. Pelican 212
Date: Friday, August 5
Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Location: Vanderbilt Main Stage
Pelican 212, the world’s shortest horn band featuring identical twin trumpet players. Their mission is to bring generations together through the joy of music! Seen on Steve Harvey’s, “Little Big Shots” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” don’t miss out on seeing this incredible band
Band Members:
Katie-guitar, vocals
Angelle-piano, drums, vocals
Marie-trombone, bass, vocals
Max-trumpet, drums, vocals
Kolbe-trumpet, vocals
Giovanni-trumpet, vocals
Mollie-trumpet, drums, vocals

2. “Dreams Do Come True” Princess Show
Date: Saturday, August 6
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Vanderbilt Health Main Stage

Enjoy the “Dreams Do Come True” Princess Show as these young ladies sing and dance their way into your heart! Then hang around after the show for pictures with your favorite princess.

3. Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists
Date: Monday, August 8
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Arena Floor

Back again, and always a crowd favorite, are two Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners, Shawn Klush and Cody Ray Slaughter. You will be treated to two performances, with a first class tribute to the King of Rock and Roll, and you’ll be amazed by what you see and hear!

4. Leanne Morgan – Comedian
Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Vanderbilt Health Main Stage

Leanne Morgan is a naturally funny story teller who gives an honest look at suburban life and the challenges of keeping her husband happy while juggling kids, dogs and cheerleading camp at the same time she’s racing to get her hair highlighted, have a colonoscopy and join weight watchers for the 7th time! Leanne will take you on a hilarious journey through motherhood and beyond as she finds comedy amidst the chaos.

Leanne is heard daily on Sirius/XM and has her own show on Blue Collar Radio called “Chewing the Fat.” In addition to Leanne’s solo stand up career, she toured with the Southern Fried Chicks for three years and is currently part of a new comedy tour called “Country Cool.

5. Genevieve Allen
Date: Thursday, August 11
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Vanderbilt Health Main Stage

From the Gulf Coast region of Texas, Genevieve grew up competing in rodeos and working the family farm. Music has always been an important part of her life, and she studied classical piano from the time she was six-years-old. But Genevieve’s musical world changed forever when her best friend turned on the radio and she heard her very first country song, one by Garth Brooks. That summer she fell in love with country music. Not much has changed for Genevieve in the last few years: she still rides horses, but now she lives in Tennessee and has moved her love of music from listener to performer.

Genevieve’s album “Whiskey Kisses” was released early in Spring 2014. Her sound has been called “Nash-Tex,” influenced by Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Ledoux, and other such artists. Genevieve’s sound combines the traditional country of Nashville with the undeniably Texan feel of cowboys and wide open spaces.

Fair hours are: Mon-Thurs 6p-10p (midway closes at 11p), Friday 6p-10p (midway closes at midnight, Saturday 10a-10p (midway closes at midnight) and Sunday 12p-10p (midway closes at 11p).