Country Living Fair Returning To Ohio Village With More Than 200 Vendors

Popular fairs generally draw more than 20,000 Andy Humbles / The Tennessean

The Country Living Fair will be held April 20-22 in Wilson County. It's the fourth year the James E. Ward Agricultural Center has held a fair has held the fair.(Photo: Submitted)


"Country Living" magazine will hold its first Country Living Fair of 2018 at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Wilson County, April 20-22, according to an announcement Wednesday.

It will be the fourth year the Ward Agricultural Center will host a Country Living Fair, which typically draw more than 20,000 visitors from around the country and more than 200 vendors. Wilson County is holding one of five Country Living Fairs this year.

“We do utilize that property pretty in depth,” said Michele Oswald of Stella Show Management Company.

Fair vendors will include antiques, food, art, furniture makers, crafts and more. Visitors will be able to attend hands-on cooking and craft demonstrations, “Make & Take Workshops,” and book signings. “Country Living” editors will also be on hand.

The fair uses the indoor exposition center at the Ward Agricultural Center on East Baddour Parkway where the Wilson County Fair is held along with other indoor buildings. The Fiddlers Grove Historical Village is also incorporated.

The Country Living Fair began in 2006 in Chicago, moved to Ohio in 2007 and added the Atlanta area in 2010, Rhinebeck N.Y., in 2013 and Wilson County in 2015. Two fairs are being held in Columbus, Ohio this year with a spring event added.

Ticket and other information including a list of vendors and discounted hotel rates are available at 1-866-500-FAIR or Details are also available at 

Ticket prices are:

One-day admission: $13 in advance; $18 at the door. Three-day weekend passes are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.

An Early Bird three-day pass is $30 if purchased by Jan. 31 and $40 at the door, and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free for ages 16-under.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., each day with Early Bird ticket holders allowed entry at 8:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Event updates and social media conversation are available at:

Other Country Living fairs this year are:

June 1-3: Rhinebeck, New York (Dutchess County Fairgrounds).

June 15-17: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio Village).

Sept. 14-16: Columbus, Ohio, (Ohio Village).

Oct. 26-28: Stone Mountain, Georgia, (Stone Mountain Park).

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