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By LeAnn R. Ralph
GLENWOOD CITY — After a hiatus last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Croix County Fair, under the theme of Movin’ & Groovin’, began last Saturday with the 8th Annual Tractor Caravan.
From today (Wednesday, July 14) through Sunday (July 18) the fair schedule is packed with events and activities for people of all ages, from the judging of fair exhibits, carnival rides, a pie-exhibitor contest, a talent show, the beer garden, and a truck and tractor pull, to ATV mud races and performances by The Memories.
Parking at the fairgrounds is $7 for daily parking or $15 for a four-day parking permit good for Thursday through Sunday, which can be purchased Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the fair office or at the gates.
The beer garden is located in the pavilion at the north end of the horse arena.
A beer tent will also be open at Tiffany Creek during paid events.
Badgerland Midways will open at 1 p.m. Thursday, and Thursday evening will be bargain night.
The Midway also opens at 1 p.m. Friday and is open at 12 noon on Saturday and from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $3 each or 20 tickets for $40.
A Megaband is good all days any time. The cost is $50 in advance or $60 at the booth.
Timeslot bands are good for ONE four-hour time-slot. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the booth. Times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The fair features a variety of all-week entertainment and activities, too.
Pickles the Clown will be doing walk-around entertainment.
The “Remembering Our Fallen Memorial” is a memorial to fallen soldiers. The memorial will be open all week, north of Tent A, next to the Open Class building.
Nick’s Kids Show, Mobile Escape Room and TA-DA Strolling Robots are all-week entertainment as well.
Nick’s Kids Show will be at Tent A on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with three shows daily.
The Mobile Escape Room will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
TA-DA Strolling Robots will be at Croix Court Thursday through Sunday.
Wednesday, July 14
Junior Fair Conference Judging of all non-live exhibits, except theater arts and music, will take place from noon until 7:30 p.m.
The Junior Dog Show is at 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 15
Judging for Open Class quilts, foods, flowers and houseplants and photography, and the Education Department (school exhibits) begins at 9 a.m. Thursday.
Judging of Open Class plant and soil science begins at 10 a.m., while home and community education homemakers booths begins at 12:50 p.m.
The judging of senior citizens Open Class home furnishings (non-quilts) begins at 1 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday will be judging for Junior Fair theater arts and music.
The Little “Kids” goat show will be held at 3:30 p.m.
At 4 p.m. Thursday will be the Junior Fair sheep and goats show.
A mini talent exhibit will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday
The Talent Show Competition will be held on the Croix Court Stage at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pre-register online at www.stcroixcofair.com. For more information or to pre-register, you can also contact Nancy Burman at 715-222-4244.
The WHPA horse pull, with heavy and light classes, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Weigh-in is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission for the horse pull is $5 plus parking. Children 12 and under are free. For information, contact Josh Wickum at 715-308-7608.
Friday, July 16
The Junior Fair beef show begins Friday at 8 a.m., followed at 9 a.m. by rabbits and cavies (Junior Fair followed by Open Class), Little Hoppers Rabbit Show (following the rabbit show), and Open Class antiques, knitting and crocheting, cultural arts and woodworking.
Homemakers booths will be at 9:45 a.m., followed by Open Class natural science at 10 a.m.
The L’il Cowpokes Cattle Show will be at 11 a.m.
Junior Fair swine and alumni swine showmanship will be at noon, following the Junior Fair swine show.
Open Class clothing will be judged at 1 p.m., and the Junior Fair horse gymkhana also will be at 1 p.m.
The Dress A Calf Contest will be held in front of the livestock barn at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Kiddie Tractor Pull will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in front of the livestock barn.
From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair will be at the St. Croix County Fair.
The St. Croix County Sheriff’s K-9 Demo will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Tent A.
The White Sidewalls Rock n’ Roll Review will perform at Croix Court at 7 p.m. Friday.
Also at 7 p.m. will be the tractor and truck pull at the Tiffany Creek Events Area sponsored by the Glenwood City FFA Alumni.
Admission to the tractor and truck pull is $10 plus parking. Admission for children ages seven to 12 will be $5, and children six and under will get in free.
For more information about the truck and tractor pull, contact Morgan Krueger at 715-505-2456.
Saturday, July 17
The Junior Fair horse dressage show will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Dairy Junior Cattle Show at 9 a.m.
The Junior Fair poultry show will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the Open Class will be held after the Junior Fair poultry show.
ATV mud races will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Tiffany Creek events area. Free admission.
At Noon will be the Little Britches Dairy Show, followed by the senior dairy show at 12:30 p.m.
Muttin’ Bustin’ will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the horse arena.
The Junior Fair horse hunter/jumper show will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Two-man ranch sorting will be held in the horse arena at 3:30 p.m. This is a jackpot event, and pre-registration is required. Text Chad Clark at 612-805-2181 or John Sheflet at 952-292-4552.
At 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. Saturday, Kenny Ahern will perform physical comedy.
Also at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Superstar Pie Exhibitor Contest will be held in the Croix Court tent.
Divas Through the Decades will perform at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday.
Kate Escape comedy stage hypnosis will be held at 5:45 p.m. and at 10 p.m.
At 5 p.m.at the Tiffany Creek Events Area, the Midwest Motorsports Association 4×4 mud races will be held. Admission is $10 plus parking. Children ages seven to 12 are $5, and children six and under are free. Registration starts at 3 p.m. For more information, contact Devin Laursen at 715-505-2644 or Mike Lebakken at 608-385-2894.
The 4-H and FFA Meat Animal Auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Buyer registration is at 5:45 p.m.
The 33rd Anniversary Memories Musical Variety Show will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday, July 18
Junior Fair horse pleasure classes will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday.
A non-denominational church service with The Memories will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday.
At 10:30 a.m., Croix Court will feature the Salute to Veterans. Veterans park free.
Ole and Elmer musical comedy will begin at 11 a.m.
Mud volleyball begins at 11 a.m. Sunday “Across the Creek.” Register at the fair office.
The Fairest of the Fair Coronation will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Croix Court stage.
All exhibits will be released from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The Midway closes at 4 p.m. Sunday.