Important things to know if you are attending the Florence County Mini Fair Fundraiser in 2021
While we may be postponing some of our hands-on activities at the 2021 Mini Fair Fundraiser, we promise you that we will still be entertaining you all weekend!
The 2021 Florence County Fair marks the 117th annual anniversary celebration of our family-friendly tradition. While many items and activities have changed throughout the last 117 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 25. 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 (porketta, hamburger, hot
turkey, 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 117th 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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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!
For Immediate Press Release
The Florence County Fair is excited to announce that in addition to the crowd favorite Draft Horse Pull this year, there will also be a Pony Pull held on Sunday of the Fair. The Pony Pull will take place at 1:00 p.m. with the Draft Horse Pull following at 3:00 p.m. Fans of the Draft Horse Pull should make plans to attend the fair early to catch the Pony Pull and Stay for the Draft Horse Pull. Lovin' Country will provide music in-between the two pulls.
There is also new music to be featured at the fair this year. The fair kicks off Friday, August 26 with Vickie's Karaoke from 4 to 7 p.m. Then the band Fatwood takes the stage from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday afternoon the music begins at 1 p.m. with The Musical Knights (polka band). They play until 4 p.m., and at 4 p.m. we welcome back Vickie's Karaoke for a Karaoke Contest. Sign up for the contest will be during the fair. At 7 p.m. the band Old Skol takes the stage to play classic rock until 11 p.m. Sunday's music features Lovin' County from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again between the Pony Pull and the Horse Pull.
In addition to Music, there will be many returning events including: Friday's Garden Tractor Pull with the U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers, Saturday sees the return of the Mud Bog, and Sunday is the Classic Car and Motorcycle Show. For a full schedule, you can visit the 2022 Fair Schedule page of this website.
2022 Florence County Fair Dates Announced
For Immediate Press Release
We're back! We will be holding the 118th Annual Florence County Fair August 26-27-28, 2022.
The Florence County Fair has been a strong community tradition for more than 118 years. The fair provides an opportunity to showcase and share our agricultural and natural resources and highlight the talents of our many exhibitors in a three-day, family-fun event. Thanks to the large number of dedicated volunteers, exhibitors, businesses, organizations and sponsors, the fair opens to thousands of people each year.
We are still working on lining up our entertainment and activities, but we already have many our crowd favorite events on the schedule including:
The UP Garden Tractor Pullers Tractor Pull Friday night
The Mud Bog on Saturday
The Draft Horse Pull on Sunday
The Classic Car and Motorcycle Show on Sunday
Jumping Good Time at the Fair on Saturday (and possibly Sunday)
We have a lot more things in the works as well. As we get closer to the fair and get more details worked out, we will update the schedule page of our website with all of the details.
We also plan to have exhibits at the fair this year as well. We are working on updating the fair book and hope to have both the traditional exhibits and Special Contests announced in May.
The Florence County Agricultural Society and Fair Board is grateful and appreciative of all the efforts that are put forward by those involved in the planning of the 2022 Fair. Now, more than ever, The Fair Board takes their mission and commitment to our community seriously, and looks forward to celebrating past traditions and making new memories at the 2022 Fair scheduled for August 26-27-28, 2022.