Wisconsin Valley Fair Underway this Weekend

The Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau is underway, and Jenna Breitenfeldt is happy to serve as this year’s Fairest of the Fair.

“My experience as Fairest has been amazing, and memorable, to say the least. I have met so many people and have been able to try things I normally would not be able to,” she said. “All summer I have been going to daycares, nursing homes, and public events, and helping out and sharing about the fair.”

Just as 4-H, FFA, and the fair have played big roles in Breitenfeldt’s life, she aims to share her passion for agriculture with others and teach them more about it.

The fair runs until August 4, opening each day at 9 a.m. and offering activities until 11 p.m. Grandstand entertainment is included with the price of admission ($6 before noon, $9 after). Parking inside the fairgrounds is $6. Andy Grammer will perform Friday night followed by a rodeo Saturday.

An “Agriculture Adventure Tent” is open for everyone with informational activities to learn more about agriculture, including ice cream making, mud-pie bingo, and a butter carving contest.

The public is welcome to view the animal judging as well. “We have an awesome judging pavilion for the dairy cattle show, and plenty of chairs and bleachers set up for all the other animals being judged,” said Breitenfeldt.

Foods available include the usual fan favorites, such as cheese curds, elephant ears, and pork chop on a stick.

“Whether you are looking for the thrill of the amusement rides, the delicious food, the excitement of the animals, or just the fun from the music at the concerts, we have something for everyone here at the Wisconsin Valley Fair!” she said.

For more information, visit www.wisconsinvalleyfair.com.