One of the great summer traditions I look forward to every year are the local county fairs. These events, which highlight and remind us of our rural heritage, bring families and friends together to celebrate what makes Wisconsin great. Whether it was some friendly competition in the show ring or serving food in a fair food stand, it is always a fun time with friends and neighbors.
As a 4-H’er and fair exhibitor, I have experienced firsthand the benefits fairs provide to our communities and our youth. Fairs not only provide valuable opportunities for learning life and career skills, but also instill the values of family and working together.
I encourage you to visit one or more of the upcoming county fairs in the region to experience these wonderful events! Here is this year’s local county fair schedule.
St. Croix County Fair - Glenwood City - July 17-21
Dunn County Fair - Menomonie - July 24-28
Polk County Fair - St. Croix Falls - July 25-28
Central Burnett County Fair - Webster - August 1-3
Pierce County Fair - Ellsworth - August 8-11
Burnett County Fair - Grantsburg - August 22-25