Thanks to the generous donation of local contractor, many businesses and individuals and to the community support at Fair Fundraisers, the Florence County Fair was able to construct a new building completely with volunteer labor in 2013. The project included the construction of a new beer stand and permanent second stage at the Fair Park. Make sure you take time to stop by and see this wonderful new building that volunteers made possible!
The project is being funded through various fair fundraisers, donations/sponsors, and volunteers. The Fair Board received a loan from a private individual to complete this project. In order to pay back this loan, the Fair Board has planned a variety of fundraisers including two Smear Tournaments already held in 2014, and two “More Than a Fair Breakfast” fundraisers held on May 25 and July 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Florence Community Center. This all you can eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, French toast, sausage, home fries, coffee, milk, and orange juice. It is $7 (ages 12 & older), $4 (ages 5-11), and free for kids under 4.
In addition, the Fair Board is selling raffle tickets with more than 30 prizes—prizes include: 6 cash prizes (with first prize being $150), 3 autographed Green Bay Packers Footballs, Milwaukee Brewer Tickets, 11 loads of firewood, and various other prizes. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10 and are available:
In Florence at: Keyes Lake Campground, JR’s Pub & Grill, The Filling Station, State Bank of Florence, Northern Lites, the Resource Center, First National Bank of Niagara, the Tavern on Central, Kelley’s Corner Market, Dina Mia’s, the Register of Deeds Office in the Courthouse
In Aurora at: Tom & Joe’s Liquor Store, Stephenson Marketing Co-Op, First National Bank of Niagara, State Bank of Florence
In Iron Mountain at: The Iron Mountain Kingsford Credit Union on Carpenter Avenue and in the Super One Branch
The drawing will be held on Sunday, August 24 at 4 p.m. at the Florence County Fair. You need not be present to win.
If you are interested in making a donation towards this new structure, it can be sent to Florence County Fair at P.O. Box 704; Florence, WI 54121. The Fair Board has
already put more than $18,000 into this project. The board is now working to pay off the $12,000 loan that was required in order to be able to complete the project.
2013 Major Changes again at Fair Park
Have you driven past the Florence County Fair Park over the last few months? Major changes and improvements have been happening, including (but not limited to):
- The construction of a new building
- Reconstruction of the arena seating
- Improvements to the current pavilion
- Landscape (excavating and grass) throughout much of the fair park
These changes are happening due to donations and volunteers throughout the area. The Fair Park is improving because of these wonderful people.
Facebook Giveaway Contest
Like us on Facebook for your chance to win a complete 2014 Fair Package — meal passes (2), and a parking pass!
Please note that the Florence County Fair will be taking photographs and vido during this event which maybe used for future marketing purposes.
New Information & Activities for 2014 -- updated!
We are in the process of finalizing our schedule and contest/activities for the 2014 Fair. Please check back soon for more information and updates on the 2014 Florence County Fair.
The Citizen of the Year has been replaced with the President's Call to Service Award, which can be found by clicking on Volunteer Recognition on this website.
In addition, there are carnival and ride changes happening to the fair again this year. This information can be found by clicking on the Playground Equipment link on this website.
Florence County Fair Scholarship
Attention High School Seniors and College Students: The Florence County Fair is excited to be able to offer you a scholarship opportunity. Please click on the document to the left to download the application for more information.
Make plans to join us and participate in either a Hula Hoop Contest or Hula Hoop Dance lessons or both. Hoops of all sizes will be provided. Former Florence County resident Sparkles (aka Alicia G) will be on hand to teach the lessons
and run contests for
kids and adults.
Prizes will be
awarded and all
participants will be
This event begins
at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Sparkles was at the
County Fair with her
light-up hula hoops
on Friday and
Saturday night last
year. Pictured is Nicole Secrist learning how to Hula Hoop at the 2013 Florence County Fair.
2014 Fairbook Published
The 2014 Florence County Fairbook will be published with the Florence Mining News on Thursday, July 10. All of the information in the Fairbook can also be found on this website. Hard copies will also be distributed around Florence County beginning the week of July 14. An updated list of where you can pick-up a hard copy of the Fairbook will be posted on this website once they are distributed.