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Author: Brad Dawson


Bring your group to Wilson County for an experience that is truly Tennessee! Just east of Nashville, Wilson County offers the proximity to Music City at a fraction of the cost. With a brand new, modern Expo Center, multiple meeting venues, and destination management services, we are your one-stop-shop for your next convention, reunion, trade show, or event! We customize itineraries for you and your group to fit your groups needs. Enjoy all that the City has to offer, while you stay in Wilson County where authentic Tennessee recreation, dining, boutique shopping, and southern hospitality are awaiting you. 

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Dancing Lights of Christmas Coming to Wilson County


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If you love Christmas as much as I do, it’s going to be extra special this year! Wilson County is hosting “The Dancing Lights of Christmas” at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. The move from their original site in Nashville’s Jellystone Park is a huge plus for Wilson County, but we want to share this adventure with all surrounding counties. So fill your thermos with hot chocolate and don’t forget the marshmallows, also pack those special Christmas treats. Ho, Ho, Ho, Come one – Come all!

It’s a great evening for the entire family or a carload of your closest friends. Each visit will be a new experience, with over one and a half million lights dancing to the music on your radio. The new location comes with new displays and an extended drive route, some new rocking Christmas tunes, and an expanded Fox17 Santa’s Village.

Come early and visit all the unique shopping opportunities. The perfect present awaits your special someone in Wilson County from handmade jewelry, pottery, or clothing found in our one of a kind boutiques.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Wilson County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Most of us southerners spend our holidays eating! We must have our turkey & dressing, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, mash potatoes, homemade yeast rolls smothered in butter and pumpkin pie with whip cream, (washed down with lots of sweet tea) only to name a few of my family’s favorite dishes. Your family recipes may vary from mine but, I bet you still have generous portions that last for days.

Well this year the food will be the same, but my family has decided to include a fun walk on Friday, November 24th between 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with Ranger Bridgers at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. This event will start at the Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. for a tour and stroll through the butterfly garden and down to Jackson Cave followed by a half mile loop on Dixon Merritt Trail.

Sturdy shoes and appropriate layered clothing are a must. I’m bringing my dog, Atticus and you can too, as long as your dog is on a leash and walks in the back. The back is where I’ll be most comfortable, after eating enormous quantities of food.

Please join Atticus and me by registering at: ( Atticus and I hope to see you there! We’ll walk off a few calories together while enjoying Wilson County’s great outdoors.

Grammy Award winner Joe Thompson

Wilson County, as a music incubator, is home to many stellar musicians, and among them is Grammy Award winner Joe Thompson. Thompson continues the proud tradition of bringing music industry awards to Wilson County by achieving his third Grammy win with the Fairfield  Four, a gospel harmony group which has been in existence more than 90 years. The Fairfield Four won the honor for Best Gospel Roots Album in the 2016 Grammy Awards in February. But that is not the only honor that Thompson is celebrating, as Wilson County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Terri Merryman explains.