Spring swine weigh-ins in preparation for county fairs are again going to be banned this year due to concerns over spreading a deadly, communicable virus among pigs, Dr. Paul McGraw, state veterinarian at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced this week. Here’s the full statement from DATCP:
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The following merit awards were given for the fishing project at the 2014 Kenosha County Fair last week: Brianna Garrett, Slades Corners Lucky Clovers. Matthew Dahl. Somers Chargers.
Waterfights between area fire departments is a traditional part of Sunday at the Kenosha County Fair. In this wet competition, hose teams compete to push a metal keg beyond their opponents line. Here is some video of the action at the 2014 Kenosha County Fair:
The 2014 Kenosha County Fair included a garden tractor pull on Saturday. The event pitted up super souped-up tractors that probably don’t mow much grass anymore. The contest operates much like truck and tractor pull in the grandstand, but with a smaller sled. Here’s some video:
The Antique Farm Machinery Exhibit at the Kenosha County Fair is a long-standing tradition. There you can see all sorts of machines and engines used to work the farm way back when. Here are some more photos from this year’s exhibit:
The small animal auction took place at the Kenosha County Fair on Sunday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. This event is the culmination of months of hard work for young people who been caring for farm animals to show and then auction at the fair. If you are a lover of a great deal on […]
Entering something in the fair is not just for kids in 4-H. Anyone can enter in the open classes. Many of the non-animal open class entries are displayed in the Cultural Arts Building just west of the Education Building. Some of the categories in this building include photography, vegetables, flowers, art, sewing and more! This […]
The large animal auction took place at the Kenosha County Fair on Saturday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. This event is the culmination of months of hard work for young people who been caring for farm animals to show and then auction at the fair. If you are a lover of a great deal on some great […]
If you have a sweet tooth — and a desire to help out the Kenosha County Fair’s building fund — then the annual pie auction on Saturday night is the event for you. Individuals, businesses and families donate packages of baked goods and accessories, often revolving around some sort of theme. Other items, like quilts […]
Did you know that 4-H in Wisconsin is 100 years old this year? It is. And if you have ever been involved in that youth development program, or know someone who has, you might want to check out the 100 years of Kenosha County 4-H display at this year’s Kenosha County Fair. You may find […]
The Education Building at the Kenosha County fair is a showcase of work from school children in Kenosha County. Each year, some are chosen for the Best of the Best honor. Here’s 2014’s Best of the Best list: Pre-K: Champion — Megan Grogan – Trevor-Wilmot; Reserve Champion: Christian McGee – Westosha Head Start. Special Education […]
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show was held Friday at the Fairgrounds in Wilmot. Best of show was awarded to a mini-Rex shown by Sophia Bosco. Best opposite of show was awarded to a mini lop shown by Chelsey Biel. Best meat rabbit was shown by Grace Hipper. The Nancy Niehenhaus Memorial award […]
A highlight of Friday evening at the Kenosha County Fair is the Hay Bale Throw contest. The event is organized by the Slades Corners Lucky Clovers 4-H Club. Contestants compete in 10 age and gender categories to see who can throw a hay bale the farthest. Each contestant gets two throws. Here’s a video sample […]
For me, the best food at the fair is that sold by the various local organizations raising money for their good works — like Westosha Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Shoreland Lutheran. There are a lot of options for every taste just among these organizations’ varied offerings. If you’ve been looking for […]
Here is the schedule for Saturday at the Kenosha County Fair 2012: 4-H English Horse 8:00 AM. 10 a.m. Garden Tractor Pull. Livestock Auction 1:00 PM. Pie Auction 8:00 PM. IRA Outlaw Sprints 6:00 PM. Addtional $5 along with fair admission. 3 to 6 p.m., Tim Kash Band at Miller Lite Creek Side Stage. 8 p.m. to […]
The Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair and her court always have a wide range of duties at the fair, such as handing out awards, officiating at ceremonies and posing for photos. This year, they added a new and rather refined duty — participating in Tea with the Fairest. The event took place Friday afternoon […]
The children’s parade is an annual highlight of Friday at the Kenosha County Fair. Great weather and a large turnout made this year’s parade a real spectacle. Participants dress up to fit over 25 different themes and then take a stroll through the fairgrounds. Prizes are awarded for the best costume in each category as […]
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show was held Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Lauren Christensen earned champion of show with a Wynadole bantam. Jake Weis earned reserve champion of show with a Pekin duck. Here are the other results from the show. Here are photos of the show.
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair beef show was held Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. The grand champion steer was shown by Ashley Panek. The reserve grand champion steer was shown by Joey McManus. Here are the other champions from the show. Here are photos from the show.
The last class of the 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair Dairy Show definitely has the highest cute factor: The futurity show. In the futurity show, youngsters too young to show their own dairy cows in other classes dress up a calf and themselves in a themed presentation promoting milk and/or milk products. The result is […]
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show was held at the fairgrounds in Wilmot Friday. A animal shown by Carrie Weis was named supreme champion overall. The same animal also won senior champion Holstein and champion Holstein overall. An animal shown by Cassidy Dabbs was named reserve supreme champion overall. Following are some more […]
Here is Friday’s schedule for the Kenosha County Fair: Jr. Western Horse Show, 8 a.m. Jr. Fair Rabbits-Open Class After 8 a.m. Jr. Fair Dairy-Open Class After 9 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull registration 10 a.m. Children’s Parade 10:00 a.m. Special Pedal Pull, 13-16 yr olds, 11 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull 11:30 a.m. Open Class flower arrangements 1 p.m. Tea with the […]
Here are the results of the 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair swine show held Wednesday at the fair: Grand champion market hog — Sydney Rau. Reserve champion market hog — Joe Glas. Grand champion male — Ben Epping. Grand champion female — Travis Harpster. Reserve champion female — Ben Epping. Grand champion showman — Ryan Edquist. […]
The Kenosha County Junior Fair sheep show was held Wednesday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Grand champion single went to an animal shown by Lauren Christensen. Reserve champion single went to an animal shown by Taylor Matrisch. Grand champion pen went to animals shown by Michelle Knapp. Reserve champion pen went to animals shown by […]
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show took place Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are some photos:
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair goat show took place Thursday at the fairgrounds in Wilmot. Here are some photos:
The 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair Beef Show took place at the fairgrounds Thursday. A steer shown by Ashley Panek was named grand champion market steer. A steer shown by Joey McManus was named reserve grand champion market steer. We will have more results later. Check back. Meanwhile here are more photos.
Here is Thursday’s Kenosha County Fair schedule: Jr. Fair Poultry 8 a.m. Open Class Foods 9 a.m. Jr. Fair Beef 10 a.m. Open Class Beef Follows Jr. Fair Beef, 10 a.m. Open Class Cultural Arts 9:30 a.m. Junior & Open Class Goats 10 a.m. Scavenger hunt ages 12 and under 10 a.m. Pedal Tractor Pull registration 10 a.m. Pedal Pull […]
Here is a list of the 2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair Merit Award Winners: Cultural Arts — Cherish Clark, Kenosha Klovers, Mosaic table; Natalie LaForge, Bristol Challenge, Goat Soap; Alexa Eaves, Kenosha Klovers, Pastel Drawing; Jennifer Sheen, Salem Pioneers, Dough Train; Katlyn Boss, Paris Happy Workers, Mixed Medium painting; Amanda Gorsuch, Bristol Strivers, Painting; Ashley Dabbs, […]
Kristin Blume was crowned the 2014 Kenosha County Fairest of the Fair. The crowning took place this evening on the fairgrounds after a final round of judging. Previously, the contestants had undergone two other rounds of judging. Performing the crowning was the 2013 Fairest Alizabeth Elfering. The other members of this year’s Fair Court are […]