FAQ and General Information
Why did the name change from Wilson County Exposition Center?
Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation signed a naming rights partnership with Wilson County for a period of five years, therefore, changing the name to Farm Bureau Exposition Center.
What is the entrance fee to the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
There is no cost associated with the coming to the Farm Bureau Exposition Center. Any entrance fees would be applied to a specific event.
How much is a one-day rental at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
Rental rates are dependent on several factors, i.e. space needed, duration of event, services and amenities required. Customized quotes can be obtained by calling 615-450-3049 or visiting farmbureauexpo.com/contact-us
Do rental prices include tables, chairs and electricity?
The Main Exhibit Hall and South Hall each have 500 chairs, 64 60” round tables, and 64 6’ rectangle tables for our lessee’s use on a first come, first serve basis at no additional charge. Tables and chairs needed beyond those available at time of leasing contract can be arranged through the Farm Bureau Exposition Center’s preferred Event Vendors.
Are equipment rentals available?
The Farm Bureau Exposition Center does have an extensive list of rental equipment for our Lessee’s use. This list is provided in the official Farm Bureau Expositon Center Handbook.
Is an application required to rent space at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
Yes, every Lessee will complete and sign a contract for use of the Farm Bureau
Exposition Center. A signed contract and deposit on file will secure Lessee’s requested date/time for their event.
How much does it cost to park at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
There is no charge to park at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center.
Is there an onsite event planner?
Planning guidance is always available on a limited basis.
Can outside catering and event planning be used?
Caterers not on the preferred catering list are charged a surcharge if used.
Outside event planning is welcome.
What types of events are held at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
The Farm Bureau Exposition Center can host a wide variety of events including exhibitions, graduations, weddings, trade shows, carnivals, corporate meetings, sporting events and more. Please call us at 615-450-3049 or visit farmbureauexpo.com/contact-us to find out how we can accomodate your event.
Where can I share a comment or suggestion for the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
Where is Batch and Bushel held?
The Farm Bureau Exposition Center no longer hosts Batch and Bushel. The event has been turned over to Batch and Bushel participants for management.
Is there a Farmer’s Market held at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
No, the Farmer’s Market has been discontinued.
How do I schedule a tour of the Exposition Center?
Tours can be arranged by calling 615-450-3049
Are there camping facilities at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center?
Camping facilities are available through the James E. Ward Agricultural grounds. Please call 615-449-9077 or visit www.farmbureauexpo.com/james-e-ward-agriculture-center
Where is the Wilson County Fair Office?
The Wilson County Fair Office is located on the James E. Ward Agricultural grounds across from the Farm Bureau Exposition Center. Please refer to the following map of the entire grounds for directions.
For additional questions regarding the Wilson County Fair, please visit www.wilsoncountyfair.net or call (615) 443-2626
Where is Fiddler’s Grove?
It is located on the James E. Ward Agricultural grounds behind the Farm Bureau
Why was the Wilson County Fair cancelled?
Per the Wilson County Fair Press Release dated June 4, 2020
Wilson County Fair Will Not Take Place in 2020 Due To Public Concerns
Due to the ever-evolving situations, the impact on community health and well-being, the traditional Wilson County Fair as we have known it in Lebanon, TN, will not take place in 2020. If conditions improve, we will consider other options for a 2020 event. The safety of the Wilson County Fair’s volunteers, participants, visitors and community is the highest priority in producing the annual fair. After seeking guidance from the State of Tennessee, the CDC and other organizations and taking direction from the Tennessee Pledge created as part of Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group, it became clear that not having the traditional Wilson County Fair was the responsible decision.
“The impact of the fair’s cancellation will be felt far beyond the loss of our annual celebration,” said Randall Clemons, President of the Wilson County Fair. “We are heartbroken for the effect this has had on all businesses, family farms, adult and youth competitors and exhibitors and sponsors who rely on the income and exposure the Wilson County Fair brings them.”
Provided the situations improve to the point where it’s safe to hold mass gatherings, the traditional Wilson County Fair will return August 12-21, 2021. “We look forward to brighter, better days ahead when we can gather again to celebrate all that is exceptional about Wilson County,” Clemons said. “Until then, stay safe, be well and support each other. We will miss you.”In the meantime, the fair is dedicated to planning the biggest celebration of Wilson County to “Honor our Hometown Heroes” in 2021. Details about all the events and activities at our fair can be found at www.wilsoncountyfair.net
Farm Bureau Exposition Center took the TN Pledge to ensure the safety of staff, event planners and guests. For more information about the continued precautions our facility is taking, visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.