Where farm meets fun, the Pierce County Fair
With the weather being the recent topic for most Wisconsinites, let’s think of the best things Wisconsin has to offer.
What is better than thinking of a warm beautiful sunny day during the summer? Even better, a warm beautiful sunny day at the Pierce County Fair.
Pierce County Fair Coordinator Ann Webb announces this year’s fair schedule is set to accommodate all the activities offered to the fairgoer. Mark your calendar now, the 2014 Pierce County Fair is Aug. 7-10, with the pre-fair motocross being held on Friday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.
Two free services are being offered at this year’s fair. On Thursday, the Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile will offer free vision screening from noon to 6 p.m., sponsored by Allina Health Systems. Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free readjustment counseling services will be provided to combat veterans by the La Crosse Veterans Center. Both of these free activities will be north of the Senior Citizens building.
The beer garden hours have been changed slightly to 4 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. The beer garden area is located behind the midway on the west side of the grounds and also into the grandstand area. A selection of beers and wines will be available for purchase. Music will be provided within the beer garden on Thursday through Saturday nights.
A free pony pull will be held pre-fair on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the grandstand, followed by the free horse pull at 7 p.m. The roar of the Truck Pull will be back at 7 p.m. Thursday in the grandstand to kick off the fair. Come out to support your favorite red or green colored implement at the tractor pull on Friday night. The ever-famous demo derby will fill the grandstand to capacity on Saturday night. Come early to secure your ticket.
The biggest change to the grandstand schedule will be the Gopher State Garden Tractor Pull will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, followed by the Ellsworth Fireman’s Parade entering the grandstand area only at approximately 1:30 p.m. Fun for all is guaranteed while attending any of these great grandstand events.
A pull of a different sort, the pedal tractor pull, will run on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. between the Seyforth Building and the new exhibit building. This event is always a kid’s favorite and is very enjoyable for other fairgoers to watch. Six different age groups for each boys and girls from under age four through age 12 are welcome to participate in this free event.
The ever-famous Pierce County Fair Talent Show will continue on Thursday night, however, with a slight time adjustment to 6:30 p.m. We are welcoming contestants from St. Croix County to perform in the contest as well. More information on how to enter will be published closer to fair time, so watch your favorite paper or call the fair Office for details.
The fair will continue its “Salute to Veterans” with free admission on Sunday in order to accommodate the more recent veterans who have served our country who are still employed during the standard work week. The veterans will lead a ceremony on Sunday in the picnic shelter at 11:30 a.m., followed by the introduction of the nine Century Farms and one Century Home in Pierce County this year.
The free bike drawing for children ages nine and under, co-sponsored by the Pierce County Fair and Mr. Ed’s Magical Midway, will still be held on Sunday at the Picnic Shelter at 3:30 p.m., right before the St. Croix 4-H Show Choir will take the stage. As in the past, the child must be present to win.
More fair information can be obtained from our web-site at www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.php or by calling the fair office at 715-273-6874. “Where Farm Meets Fun--Pierce County Fair” is the 2014 fair theme.
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