The Fair is Around the corner
St. Croix County Fair is just around the corner
Remember the memories of summer when you and your family traveled to the local fair and spent hours enjoying an American tradition? Cotton candy, ferris wheels, clowns, rides, cattle, homemade cakes and pies. We can all vividly remember these county fair staples from our childhood. If you are a youth member of 4-H, FFA, scouting programs, breed groups, or any other recognized youth organization under adult leadership and with an education program approved by the local fair you can register for the St. Croix County Fair under the Junior Fair Departments.
This year, July 17-21, our county is celebrating over 125 years of the St. Croix County Fair. The theme is “Blue Jeans & Country Dreams ”. Of course, the absolute highlight of the fair is the Jr. Fair, Open Class, and Senior Citizen exhibits. From the 4-H chocolate chip cookies to the intricately detailed heirloom quilt, the St. Croix County Fair has it all. For your viewing pleasure there are over 10,000 entries and over 8,000 exhibits at the fair. Be sure to go watch a cattle show, stroll through the photography exhibits, and taste some mouth-watering “fair food”. With lots of shade, blacktopped pathways, plenty of benches and picnic tables, it makes a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Wednesday, July 17 is entry day for all non-animal Open Class, Senior Citizen and Jr. Fair exhibits with conference judging for Junior Fair projects. On Thursday, animals arrive at the fair, the carnival begins at 1:00 p.m. and there will be lots of exhibits being judged including the Educational Exhibits. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday offer a full day of free entertainment, exhibit judging, special programs and events. There is something for everyone at the fair! Please come visit with us one or all of the days that the fair is happening…. Admission is FREE!
On Sunday, July 21, there will be a Salute to Veterans at Croix Court beginning at 10:30 a.m. and there will be free parking for anyone who has served, or is currently serving, in the military, just show your military i.d. Regular daily parking is $7.00.
Always popular for fairgoers are the petting zoo, kiddie tractor pull, dress a calf, mud races and mud volleyball. The Tiffany Creek special events area features a WHPA Horse Show on Thursday night, but if the whine of engines is more to your liking there will be 100+ hitch truck and tractor pull on Friday night, ATV mud races in the morning on Saturday and 4X4 mud races on Saturday night.
Contact the Fair Office at 715-565-3419 or check out the web at http://www.stcroixcofair.com for more information on daily events at the fair. Remember it’s your COUNTY fair. Like us on Facebook at “St. Croix County Fair - Wisconsin”. We hope to see you there!