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149th of the Wisconsin Valley Fair in Marathon County, Wisconsin
Buy gate and reserved grandstand tickets here
Over 900 local 4-H and FFA youth will showcase their exhibits, August 1-6 in Marathon Park
There will be over 150 vendors waiting to serve you the first week of August!
Your favorite free contests and a few new ones will be announced soon!
Stay tuned for when we announce our Thursday, August 3 act on May 15!
The Wisconsin Valley Fair Board of Directors is excited to announce the 2017 Wisconsin Valley Fairest of the Fair. Katelyn grew up in Wausau, raising sheep at a young age. She will be a junior attending North Dakota State University this fall. Her major is Food Science with a minor in Business Administration. Katelyn’s goal is to create nutritional ice cream nobody feels guilty about eating along with creating new flavors of ice cream.
Throughout her 4-H career, Katelyn was involved in showing sheep, cattle, small animals, dogs, rabbits, as well as participating in the cake revue creating gingerbread houses and the food revue. At the fair she also exhibited in Foods and Nutrition, Photography, and Home Environment projects. She has not only exhibited sheep and cattle at the local level but has been an exhibitor at Wisconsin State Fair for 7 years. She loves trying all of the different food stands at the fair. While cheese curds is her number one choice, her favorite cool treat was getting a snow cone every day at the fair to keep her going after all of the events she has partaken in. Her favorite memory at the fair was being able to show livestock. Being a livestock exhibitor opened up a lot of different opportunities and has led her to great connections.
This year at the fair Katelyn is very excited to be a part of many new activities especially her new Sweet Summer Party that will include Ice Cream! Since she was involved in so many fair competitions, she did not have a lot of time to watch all of the other exhibitors at the fair, which is why this year she is very excited to make every single event! She is very thrilled to represent our fair by attending many community events, visiting schools, daycares, nursing homes, and being involved with the numerous 4-H activities. Katelyn is excited to meet many new people, bring more agriculture education to the community, and attend countless events during the fair! If you are interested in having the Fairest of the Fair speack at your community event please contact the Fair office at 715-261-1539.
Wausau is the site of the annual Wisconsin Valley Fair, one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in Wisconsin. The fair is normally held in early August at Marathon Park, an eighty acre site that was acquired by the Marathon County Agricultural Society in 1867.
The first Wisconsin Valley Fair was held in Marathon Park in 1868, only twenty years after Wisconsin received statehood. In 1920, the land was deeded by the Marathon County Agricultural Society to Marathon County.