July 16-20 marks the annual St. Croix County Fair

GLENWOOD CITY- Another year has flown by once again and it is now July, which means the St. Croix County Fair is fast approaching. An abbreviated list of daily events is listed below.

The Opening Ceremony and Flag Raising will be on Wednesday, July 16 at 10:45 a.m in the Croix Court.

However, events will be starting this coming weekend, July 12-13. On Saturday there will be the Junior Fair Foods and Nutrition (11:00), the Foods Revue (1:00) and the Junior Fair and Open Class Cat Show (3:00).

Then on Sunday, the Tractor Caravan will be heading out of the fairgrounds at 10:00 a.m.

Open class judging, which includes home furnishings, foods, photography, flowers and house plants will be kick things off on Thursday with a 9:00 a.m. start.

The day will continue on with open class judging for plant and soil science at 10:00 and then senior citizen judging at 1:00.

Junior fair, goat and sheep judging will all be in the afternoon as well.

The Carnival will also open up that afternoon at 1:00 and go until 10:00 p.m. with a reduced price on tickets.

Thursday evening’s entertainment will be A Cappella group, Six Appeal at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. In between that will be the Fairest of the Fair Coronation at 7:30. Then at 6:30 the horse pull will begin.

Rides will open at 1:00 again on Friday and there will be $20 wristbands from 5-10:00 p.m.

Pony rides as well as animal petting will be open at 11:00 at the Fantasy Corral.

The barns will open that day right away in the morning at 8:00 with youth horse dressage and beef judging.

Then at 9:00 there will be rabbit and cavies judging as well as open class for antiques, cultural arts, woodworking, knitting, crocheting and clothing.

The afternoon will begin with junior fair swing at noon. Also starting at that time will be the Dance Explosion in the Croix Court for some afternoon entertainment.

Also in the Croix Court will be the Outstanding Older Adult Awards at 1:00.

In the meantime, the ever popular Kiddie Tractor Pull will begin at 1:30 and take place in front of the sheep barn as soon as the “Dress a Species” event is over.

The late afternoon will bring the entertainment of the K9 Demo at 3:30 and then at 4:30 the 4-H Show Choir will perform in the Croix Court.

The demo will also be Saturday at 3:00 and the choir will sing at 5:00.

Friday evening at 6:30 is the annual Truck and Tractor Pull in the Tiffany Creek event area south of the animal barns.

Back in the Croix Court, the musical night talent will be the Whitesidewalls-Rock n’ Roll Review at 7:30.

On Saturday, the Carnival will open an hour early starting at noon and there will be $13 wristbands from 1-4:00 p.m.

Inside the barns there will be more judging with the junior cattle show in the arena and poultry judging both at 9:00 a.m.

Then at 10:00 there will be the Draft Horse Show and judging with halter at that time and then the hitch show will be at 4:00.

In the arena that afternoon will be the Little Britches Dairy Show at noon and then following will be the Senior Cattle Show.

Afternoon entertainment throughout the 1-4:00 time frame will be a stick horse rodeo in the lower horse arena, the fair veggie races will be in the Croix Court as well as Pickles the Clown.

That evening in the Croix Court, Lizzy the Dream Girl will be doing a hypnotist act at 6:00 and 10:00. In between that at 8:15, The Memories will perform.

Also starting at 6:00 will be the 4×4 Mud Races in the Tiffany Creek event area.

At 6:30 the arena will be the place of action within the buildings as the 4-H and FFA Meat Animal Auction will kick off.

Sunday is the Centennial Day in celebration of 100 years of 4-H. The Centennial Birthday Party will be in the arena at 1:00 p.m.

That day will officially begin with 4-H pleasure judging at 8:00 a.m. and then a non-denominational church service with The Memories will be held in the Croix Court at 9:00.

Mud Volleyball is back again this year with an 11:00 start time; registration as usual in the fair office. Also at the time will be the scavenger hunt.

Then at noon, the Carnival will open and go until 4:00 with tickets priced at $1.75 per ticket.