St. Croix County Fairgrounds News
May Fair Event & Sale
4th Annual May Fair Event & Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013 • 4-9 p.m.
Looking for an evening of Family Fun, join us for the 4th Annual May Fair Event and Sale!
The May Fair Event & Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11th at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City, WI (take 94 to exit 28 & go north 10 miles on Hwy 128). Gates will open for inspection of auction items at 4:00 p.m. with the formal program starting at 5:00 p.m. The May Fair Event & Sale is sponsored by The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in cooperation with the St. Croix County 4-H Dairy Committee. The event will be held in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. The building will be heated as needed.
A delicious ham and roasted chicken dinner, catered by local caterer Ruth Hurtgen, will be served starting at 5:00 p.m. The dinner is a free will donation event. Additionally there will be free milk and twenty-five cent ice cream cones available, while supplies last.
The entertainment for the event will feature Bruce Libby and his concertina. There will also be local talent from the Roberts Ribbon Reapers, Golden Fireballs & Hudson Trailblazers 4-H Clubs as they perform their acts from the 4-H Talent Explosion. For our younger attendees, there will be a Nickel Scramble sponsored by Blue Ribbon Feeds with plenty of silver for all.
The silent and live auctions will feature items from production agriculture supplies to restaurant and salon packages. Special this year are a pair of football tickets for Green Bay and several pair of professional baseball tickets. For the hobby farmer, there is a 12’ IH Pulvamulcher, a JD 16A Flail Chopper and other assorted equipment. And lets not forget mom, there will be beautiful flowering hanging baskets from Circle H Greenhouse just in time for Mother’s Day – truly something for everyone!!
Again this year, the winner of the 2013 4-H Dairy Heritage club calf will be announced. Presentation of the calf will be to a deserving 4-H Dairy project member. Additionally there will be several check presentations plus special recognition of community civic organization donors.
The purpose of the May Fair Event & Sale is to raise funds for the Renovations of the Generations Capital Fund Campaign. Great strides have already been made, with Dairy Barn #1 having been erected for the 2011 Fair and completely paid for. Dairy Barn #2 is up and will be completed in time for the 2013 Fair! Next on the horizon is the Horse Barn for which significant funds have already been raised. All funds raised at the May Fair Event will be directed towards capital improvements with the primary focus being completion of Dairy Barn #2 and retirement of its loan.
Help preserve our rich agricultural heritage and support St. Croix County Youth Programs.
Please feel free to contact: Terry Mitchell (715) 246-5502, Rosemary Donahoe (715) 684-9060 or Chris Libbey at (715) 246-5626 for more information or if you wish to make a donation. An electronic auction bill may be viewed at <www.friendsofthestcroixcountyfairgrounds.com> starting May 1st.
Dairy Barn #2
Thank you for all the continued support so we are able put up a second dairy barn. This barn will have a parlor and milk house in it. There will be a spectator area to watch the cows being milked and windows in the milk house for viewing.
Here are some pictures below to see the progress.