WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee’s biggest fair is officially underway!

Over the span of 10 days, 750,000 people are expected to have fun and take advantage of all the Wilson County Fair — also known as the Tennessee State Fair — has to offer.

Safety is also very important, so this year, law enforcement officers are rolling out new safety measures.

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No weapons are allowed and every fairgoer has to pass through a metal detector.

There are seven entry gates for the fair. Wilson County deputies and Lebanon police officers will be stationed at each one.

Drones are also banned at the fairgrounds and citations will be issued if you are caught flying one.

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Also, the clear bag policy is now mandatory, so here is a list of approved bags from organizers:

  • Clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bags that do not exceed 12-inches by 6-inches by 12-inches, and a logo no larger than 4.5-inches by 3.4-inches can be displayed on one side of the bag
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag, such as a Ziploc bag
  • Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5-inches by 6.5-inches, 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)

Fairgoers are reminded that law enforcement officers can search any bag on the premises.

If you want more information to help you plan your visit to the Wilson County Fair — including ticket prices, parking directions, and planned attractions — follow this link.