New this year is a truck contest. However, this contest is quite different from a “normal” truck show. This contest is open to people inside and outside of Florence County. Trucks must be in running condition to participate.
Judges will be on hand to award prizes (dash plaques and $10 cash) for first place in the following categories:
- Loudest Truck (based on muffler)
- Tallest Truck/Truck with the Biggest Lift
(Height is based on lift and tire size)
- Shortest/Lowest Truck
- Best/Loudest Sound System
Participants will be able to vote and prizes (dash plaques and $10 cash) for first prize will be awarded based on participant vote in the following categories:
- Ugliest Truck
- Most Colorful Truck
- Most Rusted Truck
Registration for the Truck Contest will be on Saturday, August 24 from 1-2:30 p.m. Judging begins at 2:30 p.m. Participant ballots must be in by 3:00 p.m. and winners will be announced and judging will begin at 4:00 p.m. A $5 entry fee for each truck will be charged.
Trucks participating in this contest will not be
required to have a parking pass on that
Saturday (between 1 and 2:30 p.m.)
"A Fair to Remember"
The 2013 Florence County Fair -- August 23-24-25
5505 County Highway N; Florence, WI
Pie Eating Contest
It’s an old-fashioned contest coming to the Florence County Fair—a pie eating contest. This contest will be held on Saturday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m. This contest will be broken into three age groups: 7-12, 13-16, 17 and older.
There is no cost to enter this contest, but space is limited, so preregistration is required. Prior to the fair, registration can happen by calling 715-528-4773 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to mention the name of the contestant and which age group they belong in.
Once the fair begins, sign-up will be at the beer stand. The winner in each age group will be awarded a prize based on how fast they can eat their individual pies.
Thanks to the generous donation of local
contractor and to the community support at Fair Fundraisers, the Florence County Fair will be beginning a new building project at the fair this spring. The project will include the construction of a new beer stand and
permanent second stage at the Fair Park.
The project is being funded through various fair fundraisers, donations/sponsors, and
volunteers. We will need help when it comes to the actual construction of the building. If you are interested in helping us build this new structure, please contact the fair office at 715-528-4773 and leave your name and
number or e-mail us your contact information at email@example.com.
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 raised over $10,000 for this project. The board will be looking to raise another $15,000. Volunteer labor will help cut costs by at least $25,000.
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 2013 Fair Package — ride wristbands (2), meal passes (2), and a parking pass!
Click on any of the pictures above to see a large image from the 2012 Florence County Fair -- these activities are all returning to the 2013. For a complete schedule of events, make sure to visit our 2013 Fair Schedule Page.
Please note that the Florence County Fair will be taking photographs and vido during this event which maybe used for future marketing purposes.
Dream Big! Canned Food Drive
As part of the 2013 Fair, the Fair Board will be holding a food drive in conjunction with the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Food Drive. Click here to see how many pounds of food has been collected so far in 2013 at various fairs. You can visit the IAFE online at www.fairsandexpos.com
All food collected will be taken to St.
Vincent de Paul in Florence and distributed locally to those families in need.
Food will be collected at the gates throughout the entire fair.
For every nonperishable food item collected, you will receive a ticket to put into a drawing for prizes. Drawings will be held on Friday and Saturday nights with the grand prize drawing being held on Sunday.