It's the 99th Vilas County Fair In Eagle River

Aug 12, 2015


The Vilas County Fair begins Thursday(8/13) at the fairgrounds in Eagle River and a spokesperson says it's a closing treat to summer for local residents and visitors.

The fair runs through Sunday. The first Vilas County Fair began Sept. 7, 1916.  There were 190 entries of vegetables, grains and grasses  plus  50 livestock exhibits.

Gail Kukanich  says the long-running traditional fair highlights a successful summer...

"....I know a lot of tourists and a lot of the locals look forward to the fair in Vilas county. I think it's maybe even it's the end of summer also. It means school is going to start and fall is coming...."

She says new this year are 4-H club offerings. They haven't had a club until this year. She says this brings many young people exhibiting their interests.

The fair opens Thursday  at 5 p.m. with the firing of two Civil War cannons. Over the four-day run they will have rides, music each evening, food, exhibits, a truck pull, animal demonstrations and more.

WXPR will have reports from the fairgrounds.

More information is available by calling the fairgrounds or going online for the Vilas County Fair.