Open Class Exhibits Wanted
St. Croix County Fair seeks open class exhibitors
“Our Great County Get Together” the St. Croix County Fair will be held July 19-23 in Glenwood City. This wonderful event always includes fun, food, activities, entertainment, and a wide variety of exhibits for all to enjoy. Now, is the time to enter your crafts, photography, baking, gardening, crops, quilting, sewing, handwork, and even antiques. Each year hundreds of our county residents, young and old, exhibit at the St. Croix County Fair enjoying the friendly competition with their friends and neighbors while sharing their talents and skills and hoping to earn a earn a ribbon or maybe even a trophy.
The St. Croix County Fair Premium Book lists all the amazing exhibit departments and classes that you can enter and can be found by clicking this link for online entry, entries may also be mailed to Cindy Van Dyk, 904 131st Ave, New Richmond, WI 54017. Premium books are also available at all local libraries and various sites around the county including Gregerson’s Ace Hardware - Baldwin, Farm and Home New Richmond, Tribune Press Reporter – Glenwood City, St. Croix County Government Center – Hudson, and Hiawatha National Bank – Glenwood City. Exhibit entry closes on May 31 at midnight, no exception, so make sure to enter early.
Entry tags may be picked up at the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 15th, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday July 19th from 11:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Open Class and Senior Citizen exhibits should be brought to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, July 19th from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and must be in place in the correct exhibit building by 8:00 p.m. Department judging times are listed in the Premium Book and on our website. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to watch the judging.
Youth members from approved organizations such as 4-H, FFA, and Scouts are encouraged to enter in the Jr. Fair Departments and follow the same entry guidelines as Open Class.
Please note that while the St. Croix County Fair takes pride in protecting your exhibits, they are exhibited at your own risk. All exhibits must be picked up from the fairgrounds on Sunday, July 23rd from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. or Monday, July 24th by 11:00 a.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Van Dyk, by phone 715-246-5486 or by email email@example.com
St. Croix County Fair receives awards
St. Croix County Fair receives awards at Wisconsin Association of Fairs annual convention at WI Dells
AWARD WINNERS – Above is the St. Croix County Fair delegation who recently attended the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs convention at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Pictured from left to right are: back row: Dennis Hurtis, Rita Palewicz, Randy Peterson, Jackie Kumm, Doug Jaimeson, and Lori DeBoer; front row: Kaitlyn Konder, Gail Maier, DaNell Jaimeson, Cindy Van Dyk, and Bill Van Dyk. Not pictured are: Cindy Croes and Megan Frye.
WISCONSIN DELLS — Several members of the St. Croix County Fair Board recently attended the annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention, “Keeping it Rural”, January 8-11, 2023 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. St. Croix County Fair Board members took advantage of workshops designed to help fairs with administrative responsibilities, consumer protection and bio security, as well as ways to further promote the Fair Industry while enhancing the educational and agricultural opportunities offered to fairgoers at local county fairs.
Wisconsin is divided into four districts, of which St. Croix County is in District 2. District 2 representatives to the Wisconsin Association of Fairs Board of Directors are Linda Degner of Washburn County and Jackie Kumm of St. Croix County. At the conclusion of the convention, awards were presented for various contests and special categories. President of the St. Croix County Fair, Gail Maier, of Roberts, accepted the Media Award for the Best Newspaper Ad, Large Fair, designed and published by the Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter.
District 2 VIP Award, given to a non-fair board member, went to Rita Palewicz and Dennis Hurtis, of Glenwood City, for their many years of outstanding service to the St. Croix County Fair. “Together, Rita and Dennis are the eyes, ears, and unofficial caretakers of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds. Thanks to this married couple who maintain our grounds, we have one of the most attractive and well-kept fairgrounds in the State. From beautification to maintenance, they both go above and beyond to make sure the St. Croix County Fairgrounds and facilities are in tip top condition all year long.”
The District 2 Outstanding Fair Person Award, given to a fair board member being active 12 years or less, was presented to Cindy Van Dyk, of New Richmond, for her many roles and contributions to the St. Croix County Fair including Board Treasurer, Entry Specialist, and unofficial Office manager. “Cindy spends countless hours handling EVERYTHING related to entries, judges, tags, ribbons, judging results, premiums and premium book changes, all year end reports, and everything in between. Cindy is a true asset to the St. Croix County Fair.” We are very proud and grateful that St. Croix County has received these well-deserved recognitions!
Wisconsin is host to 75 county, district, and state fairs that are held from June through September each year. Please join us July 19-21, 2023 at the St. Croix County Fair where our theme this year is: “Barn in the USA”. Visit http://www.stcroixcofair.com or find us on face book at St. Croix County Fair Wisconsin for upcoming information on all things Fair related.