Road Hammers, Montgomery Gentry to perform
With the final days of summer slowly coming to a close and children soon to be back in school the Waupaca County Fair offers thrills on midway rides, sampling of foods, dancing to country or rock music, viewing creative and talented youth projects, learning how to be a farmer for a day, cheering on racing pigs and ducks, and making a purchase from a commercial exhibitor.
Set for Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 23-27, at the fairgrounds in Weyauwega, the Waupaca County Fair features such traditions as crowning the Fairest of the Fair, honoring American veterans and dedicating a day to area senior citizens.
In 2017, the Waupaca County Fair is bringing back nationally recognized artists to the grandstand lineup.
The Road Hammers with special guest Augusta Ray will take the stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.
Country music artist Montgomery Gentry with special guests the Mantz Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.
Wednesday kicks off the fair’s grandstand entertainment with a local tractor pull that will be a free event again this year for fairgoers.
Saturday will feature South Central Wisconsin Tractor Pullers and local truck pullers at 11 a.m. and the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association featuring NTPA Mini Rods at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday wraps up the Waupaca County Fair grandstand entertainment with the new Truck Pull at 11 a.m. and the Hollywood Motorsports Demolition Derby at 5:30 p.m.
Brand new in 2017, the pavilion will feature live music each day of the fair.
Wednesday will kick off with Good Tyme Music Video DJ from 7-11 p.m.
Thursday will feature Geoff Landon & Friends throughout the afternoon and early evening.
Then to close Thursday night Augusta Ray will have a party after the conclusion of The Road Hammers.
Friday will bring back by popular demand the Music Connection in the morning and afternoon.
Friday evening, The Mantz Brothers will have their party upon the conclusion of the Montgomery Gentry show.
Saturday will feature Tim Castle’s Tribute to Country Legends in the afternoon and Crankin Yankees to rock the night out.
Sunday afternoon will feature Buffalo Stomp.
Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways will provide midway rides, games and carnival foods for with ride specials each day.
Other food choices will be available throughout the fairgrounds, provided by local clubs and organizations from Waupaca County.
An on-going and strong area of the Waupaca County Fair continues to be the large number of youth and open class exhibits.
Youth work diligently throughout the year on their fair projects which could include animal raising, training and showing, growing of flowers and vegetables, woodworking projects, mechanical projects and photography to name just a few of the categories available for youth and adults to exhibit.
The fair is the culminating end for many of the youth and their yearlong projects.
Entry day is on Wednesday, Aug. 23, for all exhibitors and judging along with showing will take place throughout the fair.
Be sure to check out all of the exhibit buildings and see the talents from the youth and adults in and around Waupaca County.
New this year, daily admission into the fair has been reduced to $5 for 12 years and older and children 11 and under are free.
For a complete schedule and more specific details, visit www.waupacacountyfair.org, call 715-281-3822 or email Info@WaupacaCountyFair.org.