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Covering Ashland, Iron, Lincoln, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Vilas Counties



The Price County Fair will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 through Sunday, August 27, 2023.  However, if you cannot wait that long, you can watch the Dog & Cat Show at 6 p.m. in the Expo Building at the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 17th.

Wednesday, August 23rd is entry day with free gate admission; however, there are no rides that day.  Youth face-to-face judging will take place in the Junior Building from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The market animal weigh-in will begin at 7 p.m.

More judging will take place on Thursday, August 24th with open class judging starting at 9 a.m. in the Open/Youth Building; poultry judging will also take place at 9 a.m.; rabbit judging begins at 1 p.m.; and beef, swine, sheep, and goat judging starts at 5 p.m.

Thursday also kicks off the entertainment at the fair.  The opening ceremony will take place at the Old Log School at 9 a.m.  At 6 p.m., enjoy bingo or family music entertainment performed by The Dweebs.

On Friday, the Bug Extravaganza will begin at 10 a.m. in the chapel and continue throughout the day.  A chainsaw carving show will take place at 10 a.m. with three other shows sprinkled throughout the day.  At 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 5:30 p.m., enjoy Nick's Kids' Show & Barnyard Adventure.  At 1 p.m., the "balloon guy," Half Twisted Half Knot, will perform.  More judging will also take place on Friday with judging of the horse show at noon in the horse arena.  A karaoke contest will take place at 5 p.m.  At 7 p.m., the annual market animal sale will start.  The night's entertainment will be capped off starting at 8 p.m. with country music by Brady Lee, who was crowned Country Music's 2023 Artist to Watch.


At 9 a.m. on Saturday, open horse show gaming will take place in the horse arena.  Bug Extravaganza will begin at 10 a.m. in the chapel and continue throughout the day.  Face painting will start at 10 a.m. and take place all day.  Once again, the chainsaw carving show will take place at 10 a.m. with three additional shows throughout the day.  Nick's Kids' Shows & Barnyard Adventure will take place at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.  The Sawdust Dig begins at 1 p.m. in the Expo Building.  Mid-afternoon, enjoy country, rock, and blues when Iron Mule performs.  The kids' tractor pull will take place outside of the chapel at 5 p.m., and the dirt dash and demolition derby will also begin at 5 p.m. in the grandstands.  You don't need to know how to square dance to partake in the fun, which starts at 7 p.m. and will be called by Gary Edinger.  After the derby is finished, music by rock band, Twisted Whisker, will begin.


Rounding out the last day of the fair, a classic car show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Face painting will start at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day.  Enjoy some polka with Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty at 11 a.m.  Noon will find people enjoying bingo.  The Farm Olympics will take place at 2 p.m.  Roger Lee, performing '70s and '80s country, will start at 2 p.m.

Wisconsin Remembers - A Face for Every Name will be on display every day at the fair.  This traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,163 Wisconsinites who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington, D.C.

From Thursday through Sunday, the Phillips Children's Museum will open at 10 a.m. in the Theater Building.  The S.E.A. Hampsters pool, where you can enter a 6.5 foot diameter ball and walk or float on water, will open at noon on Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for all-day entertainment.  All buildings are open at the fair, as well, to enjoy various displays, antiques, farm animals, and exhibits.

Carnival rides run from noon to 10 p.m. on Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Gate admission for each day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday is $10 per person without rides and $20 per person with rides.  Admission is $10 on Sunday with or without rides.  Children 2 years old and younger enjoy free admission.

Come out to the fair, see some friends, enjoy the entertainment, and support this great community event.

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(This post was last modified: 08-15-2023, 01:43 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)