The Maury County Fair & Expo is always a favorite event and time of year for children, teenagers and families. With school having recently started and homework not too heavy yet, the timing (August 18-22) works well and offers something for everyone. Contrary to what some might think, the fair is not just comprised of rides, games and funnel cake.
Myriad displays are set up around the grounds that range from an army tank and climbing tower, to a kid zone featuring live music and pony rides. The expo with exhibits and competitions including agricultural exhibits, livestock shows and auction, youth individual exhibits and home-centered activities.
The Fairest of the Fair Pageant is one of the more popular evening events, as well as the Mule Pull, Demolition Derby, Tractor & Truck Pull and the Southern Supercross Series. Last but not least, of course, are the many attractions at the Midway, boasting rides for all ages.
The Maury County Fair was started in 1950 as a civic project by the Columbia Jaycees, formed as a 501c organization by which to do charitable and educational works for the good of Maury county and middle Tennessee. It was held in several different locations before settling at Maury County Park.