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Daily Celebration: Get commercial at the fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The Commercial Building at the Kenosha County Fair hosts a wide variety of booths from the strictly commercial to the more philosophical. Through the years I have seen booths from law enforcement, political parties, builders, media, sellers of all types of merchandise and even […]

Daily Celebration: Hay bale toss contest is Friday evening at fair

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The hay bale throwing contest at the Kenosha County Fair will take place at 6:30 p.m., Friday of the fair. Pre-registration starts at 6 p.m. There is a $1 entry fee The premise is simple. Take a bale of hay and see how far […]

Daily Celebration: Powerful pedaling at pedal tractor pulls

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH. Youngsters will be pushing the pedals for all they are worth on Thursday and Friday at the Kenosha County Fair as part of the annual Pedal Tractor Pulls. The competition is open to youngsters from 5 to 12 years old. In pedal tractor pull, the kids pedal […]

Daily celebration: Demo derby for more crunching, crashing fun

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The sound of the fenders of two cars crunching can be sickening — unless you’re at the Kenosha County Fair’s demolition derby There will be plenty of intentional crunching at the Wilmot Raceway on the fairgrounds on Sunday with Demo Derby taking place starting […]

Daily celebration: This fair has talent (show)

Note: The Kenosha County Fair is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Fairgoers with talent can display their skills at the Kenosha County Fair. The fair will host a talent show at the Free Acts Stage — one night only — on Thursday, Aug. 20, starting at 6 p.m. This is a change from previous years […]

Get ready for the 2015 Kenosha County Fair!

The Kenosha County Fair is right around the corner. The fair will take place this year from Aug. 19-23 at the fairgrounds in Wilmot adjacent to Wilmot Union High School. The theme this year is “Celebrate Wisconsin at the Kenosha County Fair.” Daily admission is $9 for 12 years old and above. Ages 8 to 11 […]

State vet issues orders for poultry in fairs this year

Avian influenza will have an effect on county fair this year in Wisconsin. The state veterinarian has issued two orders restricting participation in poultry events, exhibitions and fairs in Wisconsin. From a media release from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: The first is a ban on poultry moving to, or participation […]

Kenosha County Fair 2015 auction coverage

The 11th annual fair auction was held at the fair grounds Sunday. About 300 bid cards were passed out to the 400-500 that attended. Auctions were held simultaneously for things in front of the buildings and inside some of the buildings. Most things were brought in the day before. The auction raises money for premiums […]

Kenosha County Fair Association 11th Annual Consignment Auction is Sunday

The Kenosha County Fair Association 11th Annual Consignment Auction will be held Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds. Items for sale include: Tractors, Farm equipment; Lawn & Garden; Shop & Garage items; Trees- Scotch and white pine, Blue Spruce, and some apple trees; windows, doors, and building material; and collector farm toys, antiques […]

Wisconsin state vet continues ban on spring fair pig weigh-ins

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:

Merit Awards for fishing announced for fair

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.

2014 Kenosha County Fair FD water fights

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:

2014 Kenosha County Fair garden tractor pull

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:

2014 Kenosha County Fair Antique Farm Machinery Exhibit

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:

2014 Kenosha County Fair small animal auction coverage

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 […]

Open class entries at 2014 Kenosha County Fair

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Fair large animal auction

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Fair pie auction

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 […]

4-H centennial display at the 2014 Kenosha County Fair

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 […]

Education Building Best of the Best for Kenosha County Fair 2014

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair rabbit show results

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Fair Hay Bale Throw coverage

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 […]

Kenosha County Fair 4-H Pizza Stand jingle

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 […]

Daily Rose: Saturday’s schedule for Kenosha County Fair

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Fair Tea with the Fairest (PHOTOS)

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Fair children’s parade coverage (PHOTOS)

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair poultry show results

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.

2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair beef show results

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.

2014 Kenosha County Fair Dairy Futurity (PHOTOS)

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 […]

2014 Kenosha County Junior Fair dairy show results (PHOTOS)

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 […]

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