The 146th annual Wood County Fair will take place from July 29 – August 5, 2019 at the Wood County Fairgrounds. The Wood County Fair has helped create lasting memories for countless people in the community and strives to continue making memories for future generations of Wood County. For eight days every summer, over 100,000 people attend this long-standing tradition. The fair supports community members and the county’s youth by providing exhibitions, education and entertainment that create a sense of pride in our community.
4-H Wood County celebrates their 100th year, and will have special exhibits at the fair! They will be collaborating with local Genealogical and Historical Societies on a 23-foot display of memorabilia and artifacts highlighting the county’s 4-H history. The interactive display will be located inside the Fine Arts Building. Current and alumnus 4-H members can sign the exhibit’s guest book, reminisce about 4-H camp with a clothesline of t-shirts dating back to 1983, read historical highlights about the program, view photos and artifacts from the decades and more!
The fair will kick off on Monday, July 29th with the opening ceremony at 7pm. At 7:30pm, the Wood County Youth Parade steps off. The parade features high school marching bands, floats, and the 2019 candidates for Fair King and Queen. New for this year is free Laser Tag by Red Dragon Laser Tag and a Petting Zoo, both of which are open daily throughout the fair. Cirque Amongus will also be at the fair from Noon-4pm daily. They will be teaching kids juggling and other movement and balancing activities. The Fair will also hold classic events like the Monster truck showdown on August 3rd at 7pm, and the Catch-A-Pig Contest on August 5th at 5pm. Food favorites like 4-H milkshakes, Wisconsin Cheese Curd stand, Belleville Brothers pork-a-leans will make a return. New to the fair this year is Southwest Soda Saloon. They will be serving handcrafted soda all week!
This year, souvenir fair merchandise will be available to purchase online. This new opportunity will allow people to “Wear the Fair.” Merchandise starts at $3 and runs up to $27. Order your Wood County Fair Gear at http://www.specialteeink.com/#!/Wood-County-Fair-Merchandise/c/34925428/offset=0&sort=normal
For more information about the Wood County Fair and a schedule of the events, exhibits, and contests, go to https://www.woodcounty-fair.com/.