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Clear Bag Policy

To provide a safe, enjoyable environment for all attendees, the Wilson County-Tennessee State Fair is implementing a clear bag policy. This policy complies with a new level of security expected of large, heavily attended events and festivals.

Approved Bags:
  • Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags that do not exceed 12"x6"x12" - a logo no larger than 4.5"x3.4" can be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5"x6.5" - approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap
  • Medical necessary items (after proper inspection and tagging)
  • Diaper bags accompanied with a baby (after proper inspection and tagging)
All bags are subject to search by law enforcement while on the James E Ward Ag Center property.

Metal Detectors & Weapons

Metal Detectors
Upon entering the admission gates all attendees will pass through a metal detection system and all bags will be searched.

Weapons (Concealed Carry or Open Carried) are not allowed on the fairgrounds even if you are a Concealed Weapons permit holder.

The Wilson County – Tennessee State Fair reserves the right to search all packages, bags, strollers, clothing, cups, pocketbooks, briefcases, your person, and any other objects deemed to be a possible carrier of any prohibited item(s), destructive, or lethal device.

Fairgoers are encouraged to leave unnecessary items at home. We realize this policy will change the way you prepare to come to the Fair and appreciate your flexibility and patience.

The Wilson County – Tennessee State Fair is under the jurisdiction of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department, the Lebanon Police Department.

Drone Policy

The unauthorized use of Drones (UAS) is strictly prohibited during the Wilson County Fair Tennessee State Fair. Citations will be issued to anyone caught violating this policy.

No outside food or drink

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