Florence County Fair - Florence, WI
906-282-9153
August 25-26-27, 2017
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Florence County Fair - 2017 Calendar of Events - Celebrating 114 years!
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - Exhibit Registration Day
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information on any of our events
Or for more information, call or text us at:  906-282-9153

Or send inquiries to:
   5505 County Highway N 
   P.O. Box 704
   Florence, WI 54121

Or e-mail us at:
florencecountyfair@hotmail.com
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This is where you will find the most current and up-to-date schedule of events for the 2017 Florence County Fair.  With limited exceptions, most items on this scheduled are free to participate in with the cost of admission to the fair for the weekend!  The exceptions are:  the Got Beer!? Fun Run/Walk, Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, Mud Bog, Kids Carnival Games, and Bean Bag Toss Tournament are free for attendees to watch, but have an extra fee for those who want to compete and actively participate in the activity. 
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3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Registration* & Special Contest Entries Accepted

*All regular/traditional exhibits must be dropped off at the Fair Park Exhibit Building by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23; Special Exhibit Contests (listed on the Special Exhibits Contests page) may be dropped off on Wednesday or Thursday at the times indicated

Duct Tape Contest Items on Display
Rainbow Loom Contest Items on Display
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Display -- note that it is only pictures -- the actual entries are available for purchase from Lydia's Fair Kitchen (while supplies last)
Maple Syrup Contest Display (prior to People's Choice Judging)
Recycling Art Contest Display
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Judging Day
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 “Special Contests” Entries Received*

9:00a.m. to ?
Non-livestock judging begins

Please note:  Thursday is a working day at the fair. All exhibits are judged and then the displays are created. It takes 12-15 hours to make this happen.  For this reason, we ask that exhibitors and the general public wait until Friday to enter the exhibit building to view the exhibits.

*All regular/traditional exhibits must be dropped off at the Fair Park Exhibit Building by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24; Special Exhibit Contests (listed on the Special Exhibits Contests page) may be dropped off on Wednesday or Thursday at the times indicated

Duct Tape Contest Items on Display
Rainbow Loom Contest Items on Display
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Display -- note that it is only pictures -- the actual entries are available for purchase from Lydia's Fair Kitchen (while supplies last)
Maple Syrup Contest Display (prior to People's Choice Judging)
Recycling Art Contest Display
Friday, August 25, 2017 - Senior Day & Opening Day
11:00 a.m.
Exhibit Displays Open to the Public
(Exhibit Building)

11:00 a.m.
Livestock Judging Begins
(Animal Barn)

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Senior Citizen Day Information Booths & Sponsor Booths on Display 
(Exhibit Building)

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Bingo
(Exhibit Building)

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Grandma’s Garden Open
(Tents near playground)

5:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony followed by KAMO Recognition Ceremony & presentation of Wi Assoc. of Fairs 2017 Awards
(Flag Pole & Side Stage)

5:30 p.m.
Christian Strutz performs
(to follow KAMO Recognition & Awards)
(Side Stage)

6:00 p.m.
Fairest of the Fair & Junior Fairest of the Fair Crowning
(Side Stage)

6:00 p.m.
Kung Fu Demonstration

6:00 p.m.
Garden Tractor Pull 
featuring UP Garden Tractor Pullers
(In front of Mud Track)

7:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show
(Entertainment Tent)

8:00 p.m.
Pong! (no preregistration required)
(Side Stage)

8:00 p.m. to midnight
Music by the Cadillacs
(Main Stage)

Duct Tape Contest Items on Display
Rainbow Loom Contest Items on Display
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Display -- note that it is only pictures -- the actual entries are available for purchase from Lydia's Fair Kitchen (while supplies last)
Maple Syrup Contest Display (prior to People's Choice Judging)
Recycling Art Contest Display
Saturday, August 26, 2017
7:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Mud Bog Registration
(Tent by Pits / South Entrance)

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
“Be Our Guest”
Fairest of the Fair Tea Party
(Exhibit Building)

11:00 a.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show
(Entertainment Tent)

12:00 p.m.
Mud Begins to Fly at the Mud Bog!
(Mud Track)

12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Grandma’s Garden Open
(Tents near playground)

12:30 p.m.
Kids Cookie Decorating
(Exhibit Building)

1:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show
(Entertainment Tent)

1:30 p.m.Coin Scramble
(Center of Fairgrounds)

2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Music by Horizon Band
(Main Stage)

2:00 p.m.
Hands-on Old Fashioned Kids Games(immediately following the penny scramble) 
(Center of Fairgrounds)

3:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show
(Entertainment Tent)

3:00 p.m.
Kids Story & Rock Painting with the Junior Fairest of the Fair
(Side Stage)

4:00 p.m.
Hoop-a-Palooza 
Hula Hooping with Sparkles (aka Alicia G)
(Entertainment Tent)

4:30 p.m.
Bean Bag Toss Tournament Registration
(Registration Tent)

5:00 p.m.
Pie Eating Contest
(Entertainment Tent)

5:00 p.m.
Maple Syrup Contest People’s Choice Judging Preliminaries
(Entertainment Tent)

5:00 p.m.
Bean Bag Toss Tournament Begins
(Outside Exhibit Building)

5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Karaoke with Vickie Bourassa
(Side Stage)

5:30 p.m.
Got Beer! Fun Run/Walk Registration
(Registration Tent)

6:00 p.m.
Got Beer! Fun Run/Walk
(Registration Tent/Center of Fairgrounds)

6:00 p.m.
Cricket Spitting Contest Registration
(Arena)

6:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science Spectacular Show
(Entertainment Tent)

6:30 p.m.Cricket Spitting Contest
(Arena)

7:00 p.m.Bunny Bingo Raffle
(Side Stage)

8:00 p.m.
Pong!! (no preregistration required)
(Side Stage)

8:00 p.m. to midnight
Music by The Chris Kuzak Band
(Main Stage)

Duct Tape Contest Items on Display
Rainbow Loom Contest Items on Display
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Display -- note that it is only pictures -- the actual entries are available for purchase from Lydia's Fair Kitchen (while supplies last)
Maple Syrup Contest Display (prior to People's Choice Judging)
Recycling Art Contest Display
Sunday, August 27, 2017
7:00 a.m.
Registration for Horse Show
(Brewer Building; Announcers Stand, by the Aena)

8:00 a.m.
Warm-up for Horse Show
(Arena)

9:00 a.m.
Speed Horse Show
(Arena)

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Classic Car and 
(Tent on the Soccer Field)

11:00 a.m.
Kids Story & Rock Painting with the Junior Fairest of the Fair
(Side Stage)

11:30 a.m.
Bean Bag Toss Tournament Registration
(Registration Tent)

12:00 p.m.
Bean Bag Toss Tournament Begins
(Outside Exhibit Building)

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Grandma’s Garden Open
(Tents near playground)

12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Music by Lovin’ Country
(Main Stage)

1:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science 
(Entertainment Tent)

1:00 p.m.
Hands-on Old Fashioned Kids Games
(Center of Fairgrounds)

2:00 p.m.
Classic Car and Motorcycle Show Awards
(Tent on Soccer Field)

2:00 p.m.
Kung Fu Demonstration

2:30 p.m.
Maple Syrup Contest People’s Choice Judging Finals 
(Entertainment Tent)

3:00 p.m.
Draft Horse Pull
(Arena)

3:00 p.m.
Hillbilly Silly Science 
(Side Stage)

4:00 p.m.
Kids Story & Rock Painting with the Junior Fairest of the Fair
(Entertainment Tent)

5:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony
(Flag Pole)

5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Release
(Exhibit Building)
All Exhibits must be picked between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday


Duct Tape Contest Items on Display
Rainbow Loom Contest Items on Display
Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Display -- note that it is only pictures -- the actual entries are available for purchase from Lydia's Fair Kitchen (while supplies last)
Maple Syrup Contest Display (prior to People's Choice Judging)
Recycling Art Contest Display
All Weekend
  • Playground Equipment
  • Trail Cam Photo Contest Entries on Display
  • Exhibits of Fine Craftsmanship on Display
  • Vendors
  • Duct Tape Contest Items on Display
  • Recycling Art Contest Items on Display
  • Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Entries for Sale
  • Best Butterfly Contest Entries on Display
  • Cake Mix Magic Contest Entries for Sale
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Champion Entries for Sale
  • Christmas Comes Early Card Contest Items on Display
  • Flip the Flop Contest Items on Display
  • Kids Cookie Baking Championship Items on Display
  • Make It Camo Contest Items on Display
  • Maple Syrup Contest Judging Results & Display
  • Rainbow Loom Contest Entries on Display
  • Fair Food
  • Zen Doodle Contest Items on Display
  • Animals
  • Kids Carnival Games
  • Grandma’s Garden & Grandpa’s Tractor Yard Open
  • & much more!
Page last updated: 08/11/17