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Florence County Fair opens Friday

August 23, 2012
By NIKKI YOUNK - Staff Writer , The Daily News

FLORENCE, Wis. - There are plenty of activities planned for the 2012 Florence County Fair, which will run from Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds on County Road N.

A $7 parking pass is required and good for the whole weekend.

Pre-fair exhibit judging starts today at 9 a.m. for non-livestock exhibits and at 1 p.m. for livestock exhibits.

Friday is Senior Citizens Day. There will be chainsaw carving demonstrations throughout the day.

Other Friday events include:

- Informational booths on display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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- Bingo from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

- Voting for the Florence County Citizen of the Year from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

- Live music from Donna Gaspardo from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

- Opening ceremonies at 5 p.m.

- Little King and Queen contest at 6 p.m.

- Live music from the Cadillacs from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

All-day events on Saturday include chainsaw carving demonstrations and voting for the Florence County Citizen of the Year.

Other Saturday events include:

- Magic Show with Jim Lenz at 10 a.m.

- Fairest of the Fair Tea Party from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

- Air-powered rocket workshop with Jim Lenz at 11 a.m.

- Live music from Bagpiper Steve at 11 a.m.

- Bingo from 11 a.m. to noon.

- Live music from Lovin' Country from noon to 3 p.m.

- Science show with Jim Lenz at 12:30 p.m.

- Got Beer? Fun Run/Walk at 1 p.m.

- Air-powered rocket workshop with Jim Lenz at 1:30 p.m.

- Firemen's games at 3 p.m.

- Live music from Bagpiper Steve at 3 p.m.

- Duct tape contest from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

- Karaoke with Vicky Bourassa from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

- Penny scramble at 4 p.m.

- Pie eating contest at 5 p.m.

- Cricket spitting contest from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

- Bingo from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

- Live music from Oz from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Events on Sunday include:

- Registration for the Classic Car, Cycle, and Tractor Show from 9 a.m. to noon.

- Live music from Country Classics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

- Magic show with Jim Lenz at 10:30 a.m.

- Air-powered rocket workshop with Jim Lenz at 11:30 a.m.

- Science show with Jim Lenz at 1 p.m.

- Live music from Bagpiper Steve and the Menominee River Celtic Session Group from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

- Air-powered rocket workshop with Jim Lenz at 2 p.m.

- Classic Car, Cycle, and Tractor Show awards at 2 p.m.

- Citizen of the Year award ceremony at 2:30 p.m.

- Draft horse pull at 3 p.m.

- Pedal tractor pull at 3 p.m.

Nikki Younk's e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

 
 

 

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