This year will be the 75th annual Cheatham County Fair, running from August 16 through August 20, 2022. There will be lots of live entertainment, activities for kids, agricultural and arts competitions, Mud Bog, Go-Kart Racing, Demolition Derby, a carnival, beauty contests and much more.
Tuesday, August 16, will start the fair off with Go-Cart Races and card making crafts led by Tennessee Association of Family and Community Education members.
Entertainment will kick off on Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. with headliner Brandon Lee, and opening acts Bob Norvell and rapper Big Murph.
Lee is a rising Country Music Star with an unconventional introduction into the music industry. He had been a high school wrestling champion headed toward a college scholarship in the sport when he suffered a traumatic brain injury.
“Brandon spent many months in a dark room rehabilitating with speech and physical therapy, limited to only listening to the radio,” says his website. “In the midst of barely understanding his surroundings and not even knowing his own mother’s name, he began to memorize lyrics to the songs he heard… After a full physical recovery, Brandon worked through the emotional trauma by writing about his experience. His first song, entitled “Saved by Country Music,” was all about his newfound path in life and how with both God and music, he was able to get past all of his hardships. He soon entered the CMA sponsored contest, The Nashville Talent Showdown, and took [first] place at the Kentucky regionals. From there, his journey into music really began.”
Friday, August 19, will be Senior and Special Needs Day. A Chili Cook-Off will get the day started deliciously. Homemade Jam will be on stage under the pavilion beginning at 7:00 p.m. with more country and bluegrass music for those who want to square dance. There will even be a dance off! Modified and Pro-Stock Mud Racing will take place on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Also on Friday, Aug 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., families can enjoy a sensory-friendly experience. Children can see the rides without the lights and sound and they will also be able to look at what’s happening in the white exhibit building.
Saturday, August 20, which is the last day of the fair, will include Mud Bog Racing at 7:00 p.m., crafts, a petting zoo and much more fun for the entire family.
Throughout the entire event, there will be many agricultural and craft-related competitions. Complete information on these contests can be found on the Cheatham County Fair Facebook page.
Gates for the fair will open at 5:00 p.m., with rides starting at 6:00 p.m. Admission will be $12 per person, which includes the rides and all featured events.
The Fair takes place at 870 Fairgrounds Road, Ashland City.