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(Photo Betsy Bloom / Daily News) Josh Mills of Aurora, Wisconsin wins what turned out to be the winning race of the Mud Bog competition at the 116th annual Florence County Fair in 2019. The 2021 fair opens Friday in Florence, Wisconsin. , after being canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FLORENCE, Wisconsin – “A fair to remember! “ is back.

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 117th Annual Florence County Fair will be held Friday through Sunday at the Fairgrounds, 5505 County Road N, just 1/3 mile south of the US 2 in Florence.

Billed as a “Mini-fair”, he will not be able to have some of the usual family entertainment and activities that had given the Florence County Fair an almost old-fashioned atmosphere in the past, such as the cricket competition, magician, corner scramble or Senior Day , said the organizers.

But many of the iconic events the Florence County Fair is known for will return: the garden tractor pull, the bog mud races, the draft horse pull.

And the show will feature two new events: a blue ribbon apple pie contest and a coloring contest, with cash prizes for both.

At the 2019 Florence County Fair, Ben Anderson pulls into the modified stock class with his lawn tractor featuring a 15hp Kohler engine.

The exhibits, apple pies and coloring contest entries were submitted Wednesday, and judgment was rendered today. The results will be available when the fair opens at 5 p.m. Friday. All pie appetizers will be available for purchase at Lydia’s Fair Kitchen to help cover the cost of the cash prize.

Also new this year, a craft and art exhibition from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays on the soccer field of the fair grounds.

The fair will also feature a silent auction on Friday and Saturday, with winning items available for pickup on Sunday.

Admission to the fair is $ 10 per person for ages 12 and over, and is valid for the entire weekend of the fair. Admission for those aged 65 and over and show exhibitors aged 12 and over is $ 5. Children 11 and under are admitted free. Admission on Sunday only is $ 5 per person.

The fair program includes –


– 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m .: Bingo in the small pavilion.

– 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m .: The Rambo K-9 Unit Fish Fry fundraiser for the Florence County Sheriff’s Department will have MPs serving plates of “Justy’s” secret recipe fried cod, coleslaw, bread and choice of fries, potato salad or macaroni and cheese. The cost will be $ 12 for adults and $ 6 for ages 10 and under. Fair admission is required to order fry. All proceeds from the sale will go to the K-9 fund. Rambo will demonstrate at 6 p.m.

– 5 p.m. to 7 p.m .: Exhibitions open to the public.

– 5 p.m .: Flag raising.

– 5 p.m .: Garden Tractor Pull, with the UP Garden Tractor Pullers. Participants come from Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, and several local extractors from Aurora, Homestead and Niagara are expected to participate. The UP Garden Tractor Puller Event starts with Strictly Stock Tractors and goes through Altered Stock, Pro-Stock, Modified, Super Modified, Outlaw and ends with Super Outlaw. This event features lawn tractors modified to include truck and motorcycle engines.

– 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Live music by the group Nolium.


– 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m .: Mud Bog registration.

– 11 am to 6 pm: Exhibitions open to the public.

– 11 am to 5 pm: Fair of Arts and Crafts and Flea Market.

– Noon: Mud begins to fly at Mud Bog.

– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m .: Vickie’s Karaoke.

– 4 p.m. to 7 p.m .: acoustic performance by Brian Nowicki.

– 7 p.m. to 11 p.m .: Live music from the group Next Myle.


– 9 a.m. to 12 p.m .: registration for the Auto and Motorcycle Show.

– 11 am to 2 pm: Exhibitions open to the public.

– 12 p.m. to 3 p.m .: Lovin ‘Country music.

– 2 p.m.: prize-giving ceremony for the Auto and Motorcycle Show.

– 3 p.m .: Draft horse draw.

– 4 p.m .: flag descent.

– 4 p.m .: exits from exhibitions.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the Florence County Fair online at www.florencecountyfair.com, call the fair at 906-282-9153 or email the fair at florencecountyfair @ hotmail.com.

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