Marinette County Fair starts today

THE MARINETTE COUNTY FAIR kicks off today as well and continues through Sunday in Wausaukee, Wis. Ashley and Mitchell VanDeWalle of the Beaver Four Leaf Clover 4-H group Wednesday were decorating livestock stalls at the fairgrounds. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo)

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. — The 2018 Marinette County Fair, with its mix of exhibits, livestock, food and rides, will be today through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Wausaukee.

Highlights over the four-day event include live music, a carnival, the youth livestock auction, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull and a lawnmower pull.

Admission is $5 per day or $15 for a weekend pass. There is also a $2 admission special on Sunday, Aug. 26, which is family day. Season passes can be purchased in advance for $12 at Sal’s in Wausaukee or Witt’s Piggly Wiggly in Crivitz.

The schedule includes:


Buildings will open at 9 a.m. Face-to-face judging will take place throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carnival rides start at 2 p.m., with wristbands available from 2 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m.

The 4-H royalty coronation is at 5:30 p.m.

Family entertainer Kenny Ahern will hold performances at 5:30, 6:30 and 8 p.m.

There will be DJ music from 7 to 11 p.m.


Events kick off at 8:30 a.m. with rabbit, swine and beef judging.

Buildings open at 9 a.m. and the horse pleasure show starts at 9:30 a.m. There will be a flag presentation in the horse arena at 12:30 p.m.

Poultry judging will commence at noon and sheep judging begins at 1 p.m.

Carnival rides start at 2 p.m., with wristbands available from 2 to 5 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m.

Comedy ventriloquist James Wedgwood performs at 3 and 5 p.m.; The Dollipops will take the stage at 4 and 6 p.m.; Kenny Ahern performs at 3:30, 6 and 8 p.m.

Both the farm tractor pull and youth livestock auction begin at 7 p.m.

Daze 2 Nights will provide live music from 8 p.m. to midnight.


Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. with dairy judging. Buildings open just after at 9 a.m.

Carnival rides open at noon.

James Wedgwood goes on at noon and 5 p.m.; The Dollipops will play at 1 and 6 p.m.; musician Ric Stream performs at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m.; and Kenny Ahern has shows at 1:30, 4:30 and 7 p.m.

The horse speed show starts at 12:30 p.m. and goat judging is at 1 p.m.

The demolition derby begins in the grandstand at 1 p.m.

Coleman FFA will present agricultural demonstrations at 2 and 4 p.m.

There is a livestock costume contest at 6 p.m. and the supermodified truck and tractor pull is at 7 p.m.

Featured entertainment for the night is Stricken, which will provide live music from 8 p.m. to midnight.


Events on the fair’s final day start with horse fun day from 8 a.m. to noon. Fair buildings open at 10 a.m., which also is when the horse pull will begin.

The kiddie pedal tractor pull starts at 11 a.m.

Carnival rides open at noon.

Lawnmower pulls begin at 1 p.m., along with a performance by Fossil from 1 to 5 p.m.

Comedy ventriloquist James Wedgwood takes the stage at 1:30 and 3 p.m. while Kenny Ahern has performances at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

The fair prize drawing is at 2 p.m., and the 4-H prize drawing is at 3 p.m.

Trophies and awards will be announced at 3 p.m.

Carnival rides will close at 4 p.m. and dairy exhibits will be released.

All exhibits will be released and the fair closes at 5 p.m.