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St. Croix County Fair starts Wednesday

By LeAnn R. Ralph

GLENWOOD CITY  —  It’s that time of year again!

The St. Croix County Fair starts Wednesday, July 20, and runs through Sunday, July 24.

With the motto of “County Pride, County Wide!” the St. Croix County Fair will feature 4-H exhibits and shows and a wide variety of food vendors and entertainment, from horse and tractor pulls to Croix Court entertainment to carnival rides.

From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, exhibitors may pick up their entry tags.

Open class, senior citizen and non-animal exhibits are accepted from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

From 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, animals exhibits are accepted.

A daily parking pass to the St. Croix County Fair is $7.

Four-day parking passes are $15.

The exhibit buildings are open daily 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The commercial building is open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Judging starts at 12 noon Wednesday, July 20, and goes until 7:30 p.m., featuring junior fair conference judging of animal science (non-live exhibits); clothing; cultural arts; electricity; Exploring and Cloverbuds; family and child development; flowers and houseplants; home environment; in-depth displays and youth leadership; knitting and crocheting; mechanical projects; natural resources and nature space; plant and soil science; photography; and woodworking.

The judging schedule continues at 5 p.m. Wednesday with the education department school exhibits, followed at 6 p.m. by the junior dog show.

Judging continues at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 21, with open class home furnishings and quilts as well as open class foods; flowers and houseplants; and photography.

At 10 a.m Thursday, open class plant and soil science projects will be judged.

At 1 p.m. Thursday, senior citizens and open class home furnishing (non-quilts) will be judged.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday will be junior fair theater arts and music.

At 3:30 p.m. Thursday is the little “kids” goat show, followed at 4 p.m. by the junior fair sheep and goats show.

At 6 p.m. Thursday is the junior fair horse and English hunter-jumper show.

The judging schedule starts out on Friday, July 22, at 8 a.m. with the youth horse dressage and the junior fair beef show.

At 9 a.m. Friday, the rabbits and cavies show is scheduled, with junior fair first followed by open class.

Also at 9 a.m. Friday the exhibits will be judged from open class antiques, knitting and crocheting, cultural arts and woodworking.

Featured at 9:45 a.m. Friday will be the homemakers booths.

Friday at 10 a.m. will be the L’il Cowpokes cattle show.

Also at 10 a.m. Friday, the open class natural science exhibits will be judged.

Noon on Friday features the junior fair swine show.

At 1 p.m. Friday, exhibits from open class clothing will be judged.

At 1:30 p.m. Friday will be the Youth Horse Gymkhana.

Saturday, July 23, the judging scheduled begins at 9 a.m. with the dairy junior cattle show and the junior fair poultry show followed by the open class.

At noon on Saturday is the Little Britches dairy show followed at 12:30 p.m. by the dairy senior cattle show.

At 4 p.m. Saturday is the llama show, junior fair followed by open class.

At 8 a.m. Sunday, July 24, will be the youth horse pleasure classes.

From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, all exhibits will be released.


Earl’s Rides will be featured at the carnival.

The carnival opens Thursday, July 21, at 1 p.m. and features Bargain Night.

Friday the carnival opens at 1 p.m. with wristbands for $22 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday the carnival opens at noon, with wristbands for $15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 24, the carnival is open from noon to 4 p.m., and will feature three tickets for $5. All rides will be one ticket per ride.

Croix Court

Croix Court entertainment begins at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, with Karaoke For Kids (all ages) until 9 p.m.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Croix Court will feature the Fairest of the Fair Coronation.

On Friday, July 22, Croix Court entertainment continues at noon and 2 p.m. with the River City Cloggers.

At 1 p.m. Friday, the St. Croix County Outstanding Older Adult Award will be presented.

At 1:30 p.m. Friday will be senior zumba.

At 3 p.m., 4-H music will be featured at Croix Court, followed by 4-H Mini Drama at 3:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s K-9 demo will take place in the llama tent at 4 p.m.

The 4-H Style Show will be presented at 4 p.m. Friday in Croix Court, followed by Key and Scholarship Awards.

At 7 p.m. Friday in Croix Court will be the Coyote Wild Country Rock Band.

Croix Court entertainment continues Saturday, July 23, at noon and again at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. with the Looney Lutherans (Scandinavian Comedy Trio).

At 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Croix Court on Friday will be Divas Through the Decades (a musical tribute).

At 4 p.m. Friday in Croix Court, Jared Sherlock (magician and illusionist) will perform.

At 8:15 p.m. Friday, Croix Court will feature The Memories Musical Variety Show.

At 10 p.m. in Croix Court on Saturday you will find Mind Games (comedy and hypnosis).

Activities in Croix Court continue on Sunday, July 24, at 9 a.m. with a church service by The Memories.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be the Salute to Our Veterans. Veterans will park free.

Also at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be the Living Memorial Award Presentation.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, the Ole & Elmer musical comedy duo will perform at Croix Court.

At 1 p.m. Sunday is the Local Talent Show Competition.

Sunday at 3 p.m. in Croix Court is the Friends of the Fairgrounds raffle drawing.

Daily events

Daily events at the St. Croix County Fair will include the Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo, from Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pony rides will be available next to the Fantasy Corral Thursday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Pickles the Clown will provide walk around entertainment and balloon characters in the llama tent from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Sheep Barn

In front of the sheep barn at 1 p.m. Friday will be the Dress a Species Contest.

At 1:30 p.m. Friday in front of the sheep barn will be the Kiddie Tractor Pull.

Tiffany Creek

The Tiffany Creek Events Area will feature the Wisconsin Horse Pullers Association horse pull at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Admission to the horse pull is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free.

Events continue in the Tiffany Creek Events Area at 6:30 p.m. Friday with the championship pulling tractor pull.

Admission to the tractor pull is $8 for adults; $3 for children ages 7 to 12; and 6 and under are free.

The 4×4 Truck Pull will be featured in the Tiffany Creek Events Area at 6 p.m. Saturday with registration and weigh-in. The drivers meeting will be at 6:45 p.m., and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Admission for the truck pull is $8 for adults; children ages 7 to 12 are $3; and children 6 and under are free.

ATV Mud Races will be held in the Tiffany Creek Events Area at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 24.

At 1 p.m., the 4×4 Mud Races will start.

Admission to the mud races is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.


The meat animal auction will be held at the St. Croix County Fair on Saturday, July 23.

Meat animal buyer registration begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Indoor Arena.

The Meat Animal Quality Meats Auction begins at 6:30 p.m.

Outdoor Horse Arenas

The outdoor horse arenas at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds will feature a variety of shows on Saturday, July 23.

The horse shows begin at 8 a.m. with junior fair trail class.

The open class draft horse show (halter) beings at 10 a.m. Saturday.

At 12:30 p.m. Saturday is Muttin’ Bustin’.

At 4 p.m. Saturday is the draft horse hitch show. Schottler’s Milk Buds will perform between hitch classes.

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday two-man team sorting will take place in the horse arena.

Clover 5-K

The Clover 5-K will be held Sunday, July 24.

Registration for the Clover 5-K begins at 7 a.m.

The Clover 5-K race begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.


Mud volleyball will be featured at the St. Croix County Fair on Sunday at 11 a.m. across the creek from the camping area.