Wilson County
Fair 2019

   Sep 17th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019

A Fun-Packed Family Fair!

Soar high, laugh hard, eat great!

The 2019 Wilson County Fair is going to be a marvellous spectacle

We have amazing entertainment, thrilling helicopter rides, a magnificent midway, and the best of wilson County's agricultural community

Wilson County Fair | About Us

Wilson County Fair, Inc., founded in 1933, is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to serving the citizens of Wilson County and the surrounding areas.

American Legion Post 13 elects 12 of its members to serve on the Fair's Board of Directors. Six community leaders are elected by the Fair Board to complete the 18 member Fair Board of Directors.

The Fair Board is charged with maintaining the fairground and facilities while promoting activities of interest to the community in addition to the annual agricultural fair. The Fair Board employs the Executive Director who serves as Secretary of the Fair Board.
President, Bob Walston;
Vice President, Eddie Thigpen;
Treasurer, George Lamm;
Fair Manager/Secretary, Debbie Hill.

Board of Directors:
Jerry Coleman, Marty Harrell, Jerry Howell, Jimmy Miller, J.D. Taylor, Quince Watson, Gary Wright, Gerald Edwards, Keith Pendergrass, Alice Scott, Ed Costello, Henry Pipkin, Jay Jones, Abel Fargoso, and Gregg Francios

The Wilson County Fair, Inc. Advisory Council assists the Fair Board in improving the facilities, programs, and events offered and the fairgrounds through the establishment of the Advisory Council. The fair will expand its partnerships with business, industry, agribusiness, education, and the diverse communities living and working in the Wilson area. This Council is comprised of community leaders throughout Wilson County.

Jolly Barnes - Accu-List Mailing Service
David Barnes - Bible Missionary Baptist Church
James Bolton, DC - Upper Cervical Chiropractor
Sandra Carter - Wilson Senior Center
Martha Cayton - Wilson Co. Schools
Cynthia Collins - Wilson Times
Paul Godwin - Envirocon, Inc.
Sandy Hernandez, WPD
Jana Lake - Jana Lake Agency
Dell Joyner - Joyner's Funeral Home
Mary Murphy - Secretary
Jimmy Pridgen - City of Wilson
Lori Walston - Wilson Co. DSS

Wilson County Fair | Information

The Wilson county Fair 2019 takes place between Tuesday September 17th and Sunday September 22nd
A full schedule of events will appear here closer to the date.

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Wilson County Fair | events

We host great events year round such as Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Car Shows, Livestock Shows, Relay-For-Life, Rabbit Shows, Equipment Auctions, EasyRiders, Dog Shows, Business Meetings, Cowboy Church, Auto Races, Concerned Bikers Association, Training Seminars and of courseā€¦ THE FAIR!

Looking for a great place to hold your next party, family reunion, or other gathering? The Wilson County Fairgrounds has buildings for rent for any such gathering. Contact us today!

A list of scheduled events will appear here shortly.

Wilson County Fair | Sponsors

Please support those who are proud to support your Wilson County Fair

sponsors/B & S Enterprises
sponsors/Barnes Equipment
sponsors/Cycle Max
sponsors/Green Light Community Broadband
sponsors/Henry's Muffler Shop
sponsors/Jana Lake - State Farm
sponsors/Scott Farms

Accu-List Printing & Mailing Service, Inc

Jay W Electric, Inc.


Parkers Baebecue

PL Woodard

J & K Veggies

Wilson Farmers' Market


Elm City Furniture

Alliance One & Lamm Farms

Wilson County Fair | Facilities


The Wilson County Fairgrounds is comprised of 70 acres of land and seven buildings including exhibit halls, livestock arena, barns, offices, meeting rooms, grandstands, and moveable bleachers. The grounds include water, electric connections, and sewer dumping stations. The Wilson Fairgrounds is a great place for your next event! Call us for booking information at 252-237-8443.

Conference Room

The conference room is approximately 650 sq. ft. located in Exhibit Hall-A. A tile floor and sheetrock walls accommodate a variety of activities. A sink, coffee pot, refrigerator, and microwave are located in the room and restrooms adjoin. The conference room is heated, air-conditioned, and adjoins the small exhibit space in Hall-A. Occupancy is approved for up to 50 people.
Conference Room

Exhibit Hall A

The large hall, Exhibit Hall-A is a concrete block structure divided into two rooms with concrete slab floors. Restrooms are available both indoors and outdoors. Each exhibit area has 14 ft. ceilings with a 10' roll-up door. The large hall is 150' x 50' or 7,500 sq. ft. The small area has over 1,300 sq. ft. of space. A gas heater is available in the larger hall space. Tables and folding chairs are available. Maximum occupancy is approved for 450 people. The small hall, designated, Hall-AA has over 1,300 sq. ft of space. Gas heaters are available in both exhibit areas. Tables, chairs and a movable stage are available.
Exhibit Hall A

Exhibit Hall B

Exhibit Hall-B is a metal structure with a concrete slab floor. It contains a small office with counter openings to the exhibit hall. The building has heat and air-conditioning as well as restrooms and showers that open to the exhibit hall and outside. A moveable stage, folding tables and chairs are available. Two 12' roll-up doors permit the hall to be used as an open air pavilion if desired. A Baby Rest Stop (changing room) is located in Hall-B. Occupancy for this exhibit hall is approved for 350 people.
Exhibit Hall B

Special Exhibits and Livestock Arena

Special Exhibits Hall-E is a metal building with a concrete slab floor, gas heat and approximately 3,000 sq. ft. of clear span space. The ceiling is 12' high at the walls and peaks at 18'. A 14' power roll-up door permits access to a variety of vehicles. Bleachers, moveable and folding stages, folding tables and chairs are available. Restrooms are located in a nearby building accessible from outside. Capacity for Exhibit Hall-E is approved for 320 people.

The Livestock Arena is a wooden structure with a dirt floor, metal roof and siding. Wooden bleachers can accommodate approximately 300 people. The arena is used primarily for auctions, livestock shows and sales. A 14' power roll-up door accesses the arena and the Special Exhibits Hall. Smoking is prohibited inside the Livestock Arena.
Special Exhibits and Livestock Arena

Outdoor Pavilion

The Outdoor Pavilion is an open lighted shelter of approximately 1,200 sq. ft., conveniently located near Exhibit Halls A and B. Picnic tables, bleachers, and a moveable stage are available as well as water and electricity. Restrooms are located nearby.
Outdoor Pavilion

Cattle Barn

The Cattle Barn is a concrete block structure with a dirt floor and metal roof over wooden trusses. Approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of covered space is divided into equal sides. An 8' roll-up door provides access in and out of the building. Smoking is prohibited in the Cattle Barn.
Cattle Barn


Over 200 water and electric hook-ups can serve your event patrons or vendors who wish to stay at the Fairgrounds overnight. Sewer dumping stations are available. Spaces for camping can be rented separately or included with your facility contract.

Grandstand Area

The grandstand area is approximately 10 acres, located in the southern portion of the Fairground. The main grandstand is metal construction with wide aisles and hand rails. The grandstand holds up to 2,500 people and overlooks a double wide truck/tractor pulling track. The track is made of 18" deep red clay and is 75' x 350'. The track is equipped with DOT approved guardrails on both sides.

On the opposite side of the track is a smaller grandstand and up to eight sets of moveable aluminum bleachers. The small grandstand and bleachers add approximately 1,000 seats to the grandstand area. The area is lighted and includes electrical hook-ups for vendors. Restrooms are located near the grandstand gate. We recommend that portable toilets be added for large groups. The grandstand area is an excellent venue for rodeos, concerts, car shows, and lawn mower races.
Grandstand Area