A yearly tradition

A lot of people this year are talking about how they can’t wait for Fall. Normally, I’m one of those people. But this year I’ve enjoyed summer and I feel like it passed by way too fast. I don’t want to rush it away.

But.

There’s an event I look forward to every single year, and it really is that first breath of the upcoming Fall festivities. That event is the Wilson County Fair.

Wilson County Fair 2016

I’ve lost count of how many years we’ve made this trip to Lebanon, TN, to enjoy roasted corn, live music, a glimpse into the past, and lots of laughter with friends. (I know my husband and I have missed a couple years in the last 10 years, but I’m going to guess we’ve gone at least 6 of the last 10 years.) Every year as the dates get close, I scour my husband’s tour schedule… praying he’ll be home. I did a my happy dance when I realized he’d be home this year and we’d get to go together.

Night at the fair!

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I can’t really remember when this trip became a “Fiddle Family Field Trip,” but I am so thankful it did. With the bar being long gone, getting to reconnect with those friendships regularly has become harder to do. But we can always rely on the Fair to bring us all together. Plus, its so fun to share fried goodies, rides on the ferris wheel, and games with one another. I think we all turn into kids for the night.

These people have a very special place in my heart.
These people have a very special place in my heart.

I almost left my camera at home last night. My husband convinced me to take it, knowing I have gotten some of my favorite photos ever at the Fair. I’d regret leaving it behind… and boy was he right. I mean… look at this!

Wilson County Fair 2016

Wilson County Fair 2016

Wilson County Fair 2016

But all of this being said. If you live in Middle Tennessee, or if you’re visiting during the fair… make the trip to the Wilson County Fair. If you’ve never gone, you’re missing out on one of the best things this area has to offer. Seriously. I’m already counting down the days until next year!

Wilson County Fair 2016

For all of my photos from the fair, visit this album on Flickr!

Wilson County Fair 2016

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