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Oneida County Fair Begins Thursday In Rhinelander

Oneida County Fair

4-H exhibits, music, food, and rides are all a part of the annual Oneida County Fair at Rhinelander's Pioneer Park this Thursday through Sunday.

The fair began in 1896 as Gene Shepard introduced to the public his mythical beast of the Northwoods, the Hodag. The fair has been located at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, also in Lake Tomahawk, the Hodag Country Festival grounds and now at Pioneer Park.

Fair Coordinator Tom Barnett says this fair offers the public what you expect, and some interesting talent...

"We have Special Head, an America's Got Talent contestant. That's cool. He'll be walking around doing acts of levitation and magic. We have all sorts of musical entertainment. We have Brian McLaughlin a WAMI award winning artist. He'll be here performing. We have Heartsfield for a Saturday night band. We have the Crazy Chesters. We have a barnyard adventure show. We're showcasing 4-H, their right front and center in the fair. We have all sorts of things, anything for any age..."

Barnett says the 4-H exhibits of all types have been moved to showcase all things the young people are involved in...

"...4-H hosts the open class, the antiques. The Milk Marketing Board will be there. Everything you can think of that has to do with 4-H will be down there. We want to make sure people see the 4-H tent and people go in there and get their kids involved with 4-H...."

The fair starts Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and runs until 11:00 p.m. that day. Friday and Saturday they open at 10:00 a.m. and go to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday the hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

More information is at the website ocfairwi.com

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