Important things to know if you are attending the Florence County Fair in 2023
The 2023 Florence County Fair marks the 119th annual anniversary celebration of our family-friendly tradition. While many items and activities have changed throughout the last 119 years, one very important item has not changed. The Florence County Fair is a celebration of the many and varied talents of our Florence County residents as well as well as serving as a showcase of our County’s agricultural and natural resources.
As we make plans for events and activities at the fair, we are constantly trying to keep our costs low. And we have continued to do just that. Admission to the Florence County Fair will be free for children ages 11 & under. There will be an admission fee for people ages 12 and older of $10, and seniors 65 & older pay just $5,which is good for the entire three days of the fair. It's also important to note that all exhibitors in the fair will be given the opportunity to purchase an admission at the $5 rate when they drop off their exhibits on Wednesday, August 23. You only have to have one exhibit in the fair in order to be able to purchase admission at the discounted price.
There is no charge for parking at the Florence County Fair Park; however, space is limited. Parking will be restricted on County N near the two entry gates to provide visibility for vehicles entering and exiting the fairgrounds. These restricted areas will be marked with ‘no parking’ signs. If the Fair Park parking areas are full, you may park elsewhere and walk in to the fairgrounds.
Additional Costs to Participate?
Once you are at the fair, most of the entertainment and activities are free to watch and participate in. Out of all those activities, there are only two which require an additional entry fee for you to participate in—the Mud Bog, and the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show. These events are free for the general public to watch, so the only additional costs are the entry fees for the events.
All of our music, the draft horse pull, the Garden Tractor Pull and the Mud Bog are all free to attend with your paid admission to the fair.
How We Keep Prices Low
Charging admission to the fair is one of the ways that the fair is able to afford to provide the complete schedule of entertainment and activities provided
during the fair. In addition to admission, the fair also operates Lydia’s Kitchen and the Beer Stand during the fair to provide food and beverages to attendees while earning additional money to put towards the fair activities and expenses.
It is important to note that even with our food at the fair, we strive to keep prices our food prices low and affordable. We don’t have our food costs determined yet this year, but last year (for example) we were able to keep our food prices low — charging between $3 and $5 for a sandwich (cheeseburger, hamburger, hot
ham, barbecue, etc.) and just $0.50 to $3.00 for beverages (soda, water, lemonade, milk, coffee, beer, wine coolers, etc.). We also have a variety of
other items we sell such as cheese curds, French fries, nachos, corn on the cob, chips, a wide array of homemade desserts, pies, etc.
Our goal is to keep our 119th Annual County tradition a family-friendly event affordable for everyone who is attending.
Please note that the Florence County Fair will be taking photographs and video during this event which maybe used for future marketing purposes.
Admission to the Florence County Fair is good for the entire fair! Admission is $10.00 for people ages 12 & older, $5.00 for seniors 65 & older, and admission is free for children 11 & under. Fair Exhibitors (and/or parents of exhibitors under the age of 18) may purchase admission for $5.00. A special Sunday only price will get everyone over the age of 12 in for just $5 each (if you already paid for admission, there is no additional charge on Sunday)
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Florence County Fair Pony Pull & Draft Horse Pull
Sunday, August 27, 2023 - begins at 1:00 p.m. (for the Pony Pull) with an intermission in-between and the horse pull starting at approximately 3:00 p.m.
Your admission helps to defray the cost of the entertainment at the fair. Our entertainment includes: music, the mud bog, garden tractor pull, horse pull, contests, activities, and more.
How much does it cost to go to the fair?
Adults (ages 12 & older)
$10.00 per person
Kids (ages 11 & under)
Seniors (ages 65 & older)
$5.00 per person
$5.00 per person
*early purchase price on Wednesday, August 21 & Thursday, August 22
How long is my admission good?
Admission is for the entire fair, so that means you can come as many times as you want to the fair this year, and you will only have to pay admission once. Admission wristbands are given out. If your wristband is too tight or falls off, you will receive a new wristband.
What does my admission cover?
Your admission gives you access to watch all the entertainment and activities at the fair.
New Entertainment and Events Announced!
Make Plans to attend the 119th annual Florence County Fair August 25-27, 2023
The Fair kicks off on Friday with a Flag Raising Ceremony followed by Garden Tractor Pull put on my the U.P. Garden Tractor Puller’s Association at 5:00 p.m. Come to the fair a little early and plan to have dinner at the fair while enjoying Karaoke with Vicky’s Karaoke, and then stay for music by Kyndrid from 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday at the fair brings a day jam packed with events and activities starting when the Mud begins to fly at noon for the Mud Bog/Run! Saturday also has a full slate of music which is still in the planning stages, but it will including: a karaoke contest featuring Vicky’s Karaoke from 4 to 7 p.m., and returning a Florence County Fair Favorite, Next Myle, will take the stage from 7 to 11 p.m. Other activities on Saturday include a Comedy and Magic Show, strolling magic and air-powered rocket workshops with Magician Jim Lenz. Old Fashioned Kids games take place at 2 p.m., exhibit items on display throughout the day, crafters & vendors and plenty of fair food.
Sunday is the final day of the fair and begins with a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show. Sunday’s music features the return of crowd favorite, when Lovin’ Country takes the stage at 11 a.m. After last year’s debut success, the Pony Pull will return this year and be held at 1 p.m. (prior to the draft horse pull). Lovin’ Country will take the stage again between the Pony Pull and the Draft Horse Pull, which begins at 3 p.m. Magician Jim Lenz will be around on Sunday to entertain the crowds again with his Comedy Magic Awards are given out for the Car Show at 2:00 p.m. The draft horse pull will take a brief pause to lower the flag at 4 p.m.
New this year, Mr. D’s Bounce Houses will be at the Fair for the entire weekend! Also new this year, on Sunday will be a Wisconsin Arm Wrestling competition. Weigh-ins opening at 11 a.m. In addition to their Super Matches, there will be contests for kids, amateur and then Ladies and Men’s Open with prizes for 1st-3rd.
Admission to the fair is good for the entire fair weekend (August 25-26-27), and it is just $10.00 per person for ages 12 & older. Admission for seniors (ages 65 and older) and fair exhibitors (ages 12 & older) is $5.00 per person. Kids 11 and under are free to attend the fair. A special Sunday only admission price will be offered for attendees ages 12 & older—note if you have already purchased admission for the weekend, there is no additional charge for Sunday. The Florence County Fair Park is located at 5505 County Highway N just 1/3 mile south of US 2 in Florence.
For more information, visit us online at www.florencecountyfair.com You can call (or text) the fair at 906-282-9153 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and don’t forget to find us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with what is happening at the fair!