10 Must-See Attractions at the 2022 Williamson County Fair | Franklin home page

The Williamson County Fair returns to the Williamson County AG Expo Park on Friday, with new attractions and a week of fun for all the family.

The fair kicks off with ribbon cutting at 5:00 PM, gates open at 6:00 PM and lasts from Friday, August 5 through Saturday, August 13.

This year’s fair theme is “An All-American Fair” and is powered by more than 1,000 volunteers.

Working hours

Monday to Thursday from 18.00-23.00

Friday from 6:00 pm to midnight

Saturday from 10am – midnight

Sunday from 12:00 – 23:00

Regular ticket prices

Single Coupon: $1.25

21 Coupons: $20 (SAVE $6.25)

55 Coupons: $50 (SAVE $18.75)

120 Coupons: $100 (SAVE $50.00)

*All rides require more than one (1) coupon each

Daily ride specials

Friday – August 5 & 12 – Gates open at 6pm

*Unlimited rides for $25

Saturday – August 6 & 13 – Gates open at 10am

*Unlimited rides for $35

Sunday – August 7 – Gates open at 12 noon

*Unlimited rides for $25

Monday – Thursday – August 8 – 11 – Gates open at

6:00 PM

*Unlimited rides for $20

Must-see attractions

This year’s fair is packed with must-see attractions, from dozens of rides and carnival games to livestock exhibits and competitions. Check out some of this year’s biggest attractions below and see the full list of events and attractions here.

Jurassic Kingdom

By popular demand, Jurassic Kingdom is returning to the Williamson County Fair again this year. Be sure to get out there and meet Blue, the Velociraptor, and all her friends! Blue is definitely on the wild side, and the public is needed to help tame her and keep her calm during the show. Blue can be a diva, so be sure to bring your A-game!”


Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde is the fair’s newest attraction, standing at 130 feet and is just one of two attractions produced in Neede, the Netherlands. It was modeled after a windmill and took riders around in a 360-degree turn at the end of the ride’s extended arm.

The ride is the tallest portable attraction in the United States, with its sister ride calling Germany home.

Piccolo Zoppe Circus

“Since 1842, the Zoppe family has entertained families all over the world who give their hearts to their audiences. Enjoy every performance where a small smile grows into a roaring laugh, a single performance will have you on the edge of your seat, and the beauty of the show will tickle all your emotions.

“It is a time to discover a rebirth. Return to where it began. To a time in Italy where life was difficult, but their passion was strong. This great art is presented as it was intended. The romantic allure of the little European circus.So intimate, you can see the performer’s sweat, feel the breeze as the ballerina on horseback gallops past you.Sit with your family and become entwined with the Zoppe family as they step back in time to do.”

Recognition of the birthplace of heroes

“Join us on Patriot Day as we honor the winners of the 2022 Hometown Hero in a very special recognition ceremony!”

Honey Extraction Demonstration

“Honey extraction is the central process in beekeeping to remove honey from the honeycomb so that it is isolated in a pure liquid form. Normally, honey bees are stored in their bee wax honeycomb; in framed beehives, the honey is kept on a wooden structure called a frame. Learn more as Jim Garrison and others demonstrate the extraction of the honey.”

Sea Lion Splash

“Sea Lion Splash is an entertaining and informative presentation that shows the relationship between an ‘adopted family’ of rescued sea lions and their handlers. In each presentation, our sea lion stars show how well they bond with their trainers, showing off their natural behaviors , and even teach kids how to recycle!”


Quilt Lottery

Buy raffle tickets in the Creative & Culinary Arts Room for a chance to win this beautiful queen size quilt made from the 2019 Quilt Block Challenge blocks.

“Tickets are $1.00 each and are available until the draw on Saturday, August 13 at 5:30 PM.”

community art project

The Community Art Project returns with an original drawing by Franklin artist and educator Mary Ann McGinley, whom fair visitors are encouraged to add to that artwork to create an original and truly unique piece.

Little 1’s Farming

“Our signature event… Little 1’s Farming returns this year! Become a farmer for a while – plant seeds, milk our ‘Buttercup’ cow, harvest your crop, sell your goods and ‘spend’ your proceeds on a delicious snack! A hands-on hit for kids of all ages! Visit with the live animals and don’t miss petting the baby goats!’

Live music and fireworks

The fair will also feature a variety of musical performances including Tim Watson (The Fiddle Man), the Williamson County Bluegrass Band, the Sing Your Heart Out Vocal Competition, Hispanic Culture Night, Rocky Top Revue Square Dance Team & Jackson Hollow and more.

And don’t forget the fireworks shows that take place every Friday and Saturday evening at 10 PM.

More information about the fair including parking and safety information, a fair map and a full program of activities and attractions can be found here.

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