THE 2008 WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR Presented by Tractor Supply Company “A Red, White and Blue Ribbon Fair” August 1-9, 2008 Williamson County Ag Expo Park 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN (615)794-4FUN www.williamsoncountyfair.org For more information: Kerri Hudson Debbie Sims Williamson County Fair Association Volunteer Publicity Coordinator Williamson County Fair Publicity Committee (615)790-5719, ext. 24 (615)302-0971, ext. 19 KerriH@williamson-tn.org DebbieSims@williamson-tn.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Franklin, TN – July 9, 2008] WINE FESTIVAL COMING TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR Attention wine lovers! Taste the fruits of six middle Tennessee wineries at the first annual Red, White and Blue Ribbon Fair Wine Festival, August 1st and 2nd at the 2008 Williamson County Fair presented by Tractor Supply Company. During this new event, festival goers can sample the products of Arrington Vineyards, Beans Creek Winery, Grinders Switch Winery, Keg Springs Winery, Monteagle Winery and Chateau Ross Vineyard and Winery. Festival hours will be Friday, August 1st from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday, August 2nd, from 9:00am to 9:00pm in the main arena of the fair. On each even hour, the wineries will present “Wine 101”, a short tutorial on the process of making wine in Tennessee. Discover the diversity of area wines and find out what real muscadine wine tastes like and where it comes from. Continue to Page 2 Page 2 Tickets to the Wine Festival are $15 and include admission to the fair and free parking. The wine festival is restricted to persons 21 and over, and a photo ID will be required for ticket purchases and entrance to the event. The wineries will offer their products for sale. Upon payment, festival goers will receive a voucher to pick up their products as they exit the fair premises. An amateur wine contest is being held as part of the festival. Judging will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, August 2nd. Amateur wine makers are invited to compete in 11 wine classes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medallions. Complete information, entry forms and rules for the amateur wine contest are contained in the fair premium catalogue available at the Ag Expo Park, the Williamson County Mayor’s office, County Recreation Centers and the Williamson County Public Library and community branches. For more information about the wine festival and contest, contact Larry Eltoft at (615)599-6607. For general information about the 2008 Williamson County Fair presented by Tractor Supply Company and a downloadable copy of the fair catalogue, visit www.williamsoncountyfair.org or call (615)794-4FUN.
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