2019 promises to be an exciting year for the Williamson County Fair. The event has confirmed several entertainers and new attractions for its 15th Anniversary celebration, including a strolling “Spoon Man” act, a multi-Guinness World Record-holding Pogo stunt team, a new BMX Trickstars stunt team and the return of a Fair favorite, escape artist Lady Houdini.
Diane Giddens, Entertainment Chairman for the Williamson County Fair, said that finding acts that carry an educational, family-friendly element is key for the event.
“The Williamson County Fair is known for being clean, safe and fun for the whole family, and it’s important that our attractions reflect those same values,” Giddens said. “We have a variety of unique performers booked this year that will appeal to all ages and ensure a memorable experience for all Fairgoers.”
The nine-day fanfare will run Friday, Aug. 2 through Saturday, Aug. 10, with more than 25 educational exhibits and attractions geared toward children and adults alike, including the popular Children’s Barnyard, Little 1’s Farming and the 4-H & Youth Village, plus a number of thrilling rides on the midway. Entries from competitive events categories like Livestock, Agriculture and Creative, Cultural and Culinary Arts, will be on display throughout the week for Fairgoers to enjoy.
Musical comedian Jimmy Cruise, known as “The Spoon Man” will stroll the grounds daily with an interactive show that includes comedic impressions, sing-a-longs and music of all genres played by spoons and the occasional fork and knife. Another regular attraction will be the XPogo extreme performance team, whose shows include nine-foot jumps, flips and tricks on next-generation pogo sticks. The team collectively holds 13 current Guinness World Records and has appeared on television shows, in music videos, commercials and movies.
The BMX Trickstars Stunt Team will also be first-timers at the Williamson County Fair. The traveling BMX stunt show started by X-Games medalist Rob Nolli brings exciting displays of BMX bike and scooter stunts and tricks, including flatland freestyle and high-flying ramp action, to events across the nation and will perform daily in the Fair Village on the upper midway.
Making her fourth Fair appearance is the fearless Lady Houdini, who broke Harry Houdini’s record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed with her 1,001st public escape in 2012. Her suspenseful show includes an aerial straitjacket escape and the infamous Water Torture Cell escape, where the audience will witness her holding her breath under for up to five minutes and two seconds while methodically picking the padlocks, handcuffs, and leg shackles that hold her in the water-filled chamber.
An annual celebration of the county’s agricultural resources, the Williamson County Fair draws hundreds of thousands to the Williamson County Fair AgExpo Park each year. The event is supported by more than 2,200 volunteers, sponsors, a Board of Directors and numerous committee chairmen. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and groups of all sizes. To get involved, email [email protected] and go to www.williamsoncountyfair.org to learn more