Please note that the Florence County Fair will be taking photographs and vido during this event which maybe used for future marketing purposes.
There is no admission fee for the 2016 Florence County Fair. A $7.00 parking pass is required and is good for the entire fair. There is no charge for the activities and entertainment (with exception of the fun run/walk).
Volunteer Service Scholarship Program
Seeks Applicants for Fairest of the Fair position
The Florence County Fair is offering a volunteer service scholarship program to those Florence County students who will be 18 years old or older by August 20, 2016. This is for the Florence County Fairest of the Fair Program. The contestant chosen for this program will be volunteering time this summer to help at the Florence County Fair and prior to the fair helping with advertising and radio/tv interviews. The Fairest is also able to help with special activities and contests during the fair (i.e. the Car Show, Little King & Queen, Pie Eating, Cricket Spitting, etc.).
Most applicants have other jobs and commitments, and the Fairest schedule can be built to accommodate these other activities. Most of the volunteer time will be spent during the month of August.
Upon completion of the fair, the Fairest will receive a scholarship in the amount of $200 and may be eligible to compete in the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs Competition, which is held in January in Wisconsin Dells. The Florence County Fairest of the Fair is a relatively new program, and each of the past Florence County Fairest Contestants have gone on to compete at the State competition. Past Florence County Fairest of the Fairs Contestants include: Nicole Weber of Florence (2013-2014), Chelsie Leslie of Aurora (2011-2012), Katie Yadro of Florence (2009), Ashley From of Florence (2008) and Liz Watson of Florence—Spread Eagle (2007).
To get a copy of the application and specific eligibility requirements, visit the “Fairest of the Fair” page of this website. You may also request a copy of the application and specific eligibility requirements be mailed to you by calling 906-282-9153 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be requested by writing to the Florence County Fair; P.O. Box 704; Florence, WI 54121. The application must be submitted or postmarked to the Florence County Fair by May 15, 2016.
Florence County Fair Scholarship
The Florence County Agricultural Society annual scholarships are
available to all individuals who have been active during high school
in the Florence County Fair (as an exhibitor, judge, volunteer, or any
other capacity) without discrimination as to race, color, creed, gender
or disability, and are currently attending or plan to attend an accredited
institution of higher learning.
Purpose: To provide financial assistance to those high school and college students who have been active in their local fairs and who intend to pursue or who are pursuing a degree beyond high school. Application is open to all applicants regardless of your field of study.
Awards: One (1) $100.00 scholarship will be awarded during the Florence County Fair. Students may receive an award only once. Award to be given to the student at the successful completion of the first semester of the school year. A copy of the student’s fall grades is to be forwarded to the Fair Treasurer at the address below for the award to be issued. The student must have successfully completed their first year with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Eligibility: Applicant must have completed his/her senior year of high school or be already attending college and planning to pursue or already pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher learning (college, university, tech or vocational school, etc.). Each student may only receive this scholarship one (1) time.
Deadline: Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by June 1, 2016
Florence County Junior Fairest of the Fair Seeking Applicants
The Florence County Fair Junior Fairest of the Fair is a program that began in 2014. This program is designed to get younger students more actively involved in the fair. Students who have completed 4th, 5th or 6th grade during the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to participate in this program.
The Junior Fairest of the Fair will work with the Florence County Fairest of the Fair on programs throughout the summer to help plan and advertise the Fair itself and specific activities planned during the fair.
One student will be selected as the junior fairest of the fair and will receive a crown and sash. Other qualified applicants will receive a "fair royalty" sash and be invited to participate in other activities at the fair as well.
Goals of this program are to offer the students experience working together as a team and to help the students learn the value in the sense of working together for the benefit of the community.
Once selected to be the Junior Fairest of the Fair and informational/organizational meeting will be setup to review their schedule and plan the contest or activity they are going to run. The Junior Fairest of the Fair appearances will be scheduled with the Florence County Fairest of the Fair appearances. In addition to the Junior Fairest and Fairest, a member of the Fair Board is always in attendance with them at appearances.
The Junior Fairest of the Fair will be expected to enter an exhibit into the fair and help during the fair. The timeline of events is a guide for when the junior fairest should be available. If for some reason the Junior Fairest cannot attend an event, other arrangements can be made. This schedule will be discussed at he meeting held in June.
The Junior Fairest may be asked to help promote the program and the fair next year.
The application deadline is May 15.
The application and eligibility requirements are available here: