Rain Blamed For Lower Than Normal Attendance At Wilson Co. Fair
WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. – Officials said rain had an impact on lower than normal overall attendance numbers for the 2014 Wilson County Fair.
Fair officials said 484,096 people came out for the fair, which ran from Friday, August 15 through Saturday, August 23.
Opening night saw the second highest opening night attendance on record with 44,451 people. In 2013, the record was set at 46,299.
Officials said 114,730 people came out for the first Saturday, making it the second best, second day attendance and the third highest attendance of any day in the history of the fair.
The final day saw a total attendance of 86,233.
Officials noted that overall attendance was down by about 100,000, and said inclement weather on three key days was to blame. They added the fair would have likely broken attendance records if the weather had been favorable.
The Wilson County Fair, held annually at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, is one of the largest county fairs in Tennessee.