Wisconsin Valley Fair

August 1-6, 2017

One of Wisconsin's largest county fairs with daily entertainment, animals, exhibits, and delicious fair food!

F air Events

The Wisconsin Valley Fair is a six-day event in Wausau, WI. We are one of the largest county fairs in Wisconsin with average attendance of approximately 150,000 people. We feature free nightly stage entertainment on Tuesday-Saturday with paid admission onto the fairgrounds. Sunday we have a Draft Horse Show and Demolition Derby.

WEDNESDAY:

8:00 am BUILDINGS OPEN

8:30 am

Dept. 9 DOG OBEDIENCE (Judging begins at 8:30 am)

Superintendent: Lorraine Wagner

Judge: Sandra Miller

Location: Judging Pavilion

9:00 am

Dept. 14 PLANT & SOIL SCIENCE (Danish Judging)

VEGETABLE GARDEN (Danish Judging)

Superintendent: Gary Beastrom

Judge: Richard Fossum & John Peters

Location: Fieldhouse

Dept. 18 CULTURAL ARTS (Danish Judging)

Superintendent: Jacky Luetschwager, Jeff Klapperich, &

Patsy Krueger

Judges: Jeanne Archiquette, Ingrid Iverson, & Katie

Berdan

Location: Youth Building

Dept. 20 PHOTOGRAPHY (Danish Judging)

Superintendent: Donna Daniels-Reed

Judges: Barb Lassa, Roberta Cripe & Sarah Peterson

Location: Fieldhouse

Dept. 25 FOODS & NUTRITION (Danish Judging)

Superintendent: Christy Clark & Marilyn Grunenwald

Judges: Cheryl Lueck & Ila Sanders

Location: Youth Building

Dept. 32 BOOTHS (Danish Judging)

Judge: Tammy Smith

Location: Youth Building

10 am to noon Fish and Amphibians must be placed in the Meeting Hall ready for judging

11:00 am

Dept. 6 HORSES

Superintendents: Kathy Guthman, Jaimi Hoernke, & Wendy Goffin

Judge: Shelia Kisling

Location: Horse Show Ring

1:00 pm

Dept. 10 ANIMAL SCIENCE...TROPICAL FISH (Conference Style Judging)

(projects must be in place by 12 noon, judging of fish will start at 1:00 pm.

All animals to be removed by 5:00 pm)

Superintendent: Steve Radant

Judge: Kathy Kehl

Location: Meeting Hall

3:00 pm All Dairy, Livestock, & goats must be in place.

3:15 pm HERDSMANSHIP MEETING...Beef, Sheep, Swine

Location: Multipurpose Building #1

3:30 pm HERDSMANSHIP MEETING...Dairy, Poultry, Goats

Location: In their own judging areas

4:00 pm HERDSMANSHIP MEETING...Rabbits

Location: Judging Pavilion

5:00 pm JUDGING CONTEST (Ribbons & Trophies only)

Superintendent: Katie Wirkus

Horses – Horse Arena

Livestock – Multi-Purpose Building 1

5:30 pm MARKET ANIMAL SALE MEETING...Meeting Hall

6:00 pm JUDGING CONTEST

Rabbits – Curling Barn

Dairy – Judging Pavilion

6:00 pm CLOTHING REVIEW

Location: Fieldhouse

6:30pm-8:30pm MUSIC & DRAMA PERFORMANCES

Location: Fieldhouse

7:00 pm JUDGING CONTEST

Poultry – Poultry Building

Goats – Multi-purpose Building 1

7:00 pm DAIRY CLIPPING CONTEST

Judging Pavilion

9:00 pm YOUTH BUILDING CLOSES

9:30 pm Barns Close – Dairy Barns close at 10:30 pm

Wausau is the site of the annual Wisconsin Valley Fair, one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in Wisconsin. The fair is typically held in early August at Marathon Park, an eighty acre site that features exhibition buildings, a judging pavilion and a partially sheltered grandstand.

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The Wisconsin Valley Fair is a six-day event in Wausau, WI. We are one of the largest county fairs in Wisconsin with average attendance of approximately 150,000 people. We feature free nightly stage entertainment on Tuesday-Saturday with paid admission onto the fairgrounds. Sunday we have a Draft Horse show and Demolition Derby.

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