The sights and sounds of the Waukesha County Fair will return when the 179-year-old event returns July 21-25 at the Waukesha County Fairgrounds, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha,
The five-day party features favorite fairground attractions like trucks and tractors, cattle auctions, a lumberjack show, and of course, rides.
General admission for the fair is $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for 6-12 year olds. Daily parking costs $ 5.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.waukeshacountyfair.com/buy-tickets/tickets.
Here are some of the highlights of the event.
The Timberworks Lumberjack Show will take place daily south of the Coors Light Stage. Timberworks professional lumberjacks compete across the country and can be seen in ESPN’s “Great Outdoor Games” and STIHL’s Timbersport series. At the fair, you can watch lumberjacks show off their skills in several disciplines, including skillful chainsaw maneuvers, ax throwing, log climbing, and log rolling. The hours are: Wednesday 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Sunday 1, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Free with entry ticket.
The Pleasure Valley pig, duck and goat races are also back. Cheer on your favorite two- or four-legged runners on the racetrack north of the Arena Showroom. There will be three pig races, two duck races and a goat race. The races will take place at 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The races are free with a paid entry to the show.
The Laser Tag Experience 2021 tour will run daily from noon to 8 p.m. north of Leinie Lodge. Cost: $ 15. This experience takes place in a 1,500 square foot closed arena filled with fog, LED lights and music. Participants can play solo or in teams of five. The exhibition does not take place on Wednesdays
Hours: noon to 10 p.m.
Specials: Pick ‘n Save Dollar Day $ 1 admission and $ 1 parking; travel all Midway routes for one ticket each ($ 2 per ticket)
Step back in time at the Antique Tractor Show provided by Kettle Moraine 2-Cylinder Club in the Farm Equipment Tent from noon to 9 p.m.
The 4-H Kids’ Zone will provide attendees with the necessary materials to explore their creative side during the Make and Take arts and crafts sessions at the Forum Marketplace & Shoppes (North Hall) from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Learn about flying airplanes from professional pilots at the fair’s Crites Field Flight School, courtesy of Waukesha County Airport. The instruction will take place in the children’s tent at 2 p.m.
Amateur judgment of craft beers and wines: 6 p.m. at the Family Fun Stage
Meet and greet the 2021 horses at the Fair: 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Horse Ring n ° 1
To end the evening on a high note, the regular Cherry Pie performers at the Leinie Lodge stage at 7:30 p.m. and Ryan McIntyre at the Coors Light stage from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Best bet of the day: Smoke, noise and power will be on display at the Midwest Truck and Tractor Pullers Association and PI Motorsports Truck Tractor Pull opening night. Five classes of trucks and tractors will showcase their power at the Action Center, including farm tractors, Outlaw diesel trucks and Barnyard gasoline trucks. The event starts at 7 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Specials: Waukesha Landscape Supply, Seniors and Scouts Day; people aged 62 and over receive $ 5 admission all day; special halfway trip, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., $ 30 unlimited travel bracelet
Junior Beef Judging: 4:30 p.m. at Insight FS Livestock Coliseum
Revolution Twirling Club Exhibition: 4 p.m. at the Family Fun Stage
Cupcake tasting competition: 5 p.m. in the Children’s Tent
Main Stage: 5 p.m. Sawyer Brown performing
Leinie Lodge: 8 p.m., performance of Guitars for Vets
Coors Light Stage: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Rebel Grace performs
Best bet of the day: Today is equine day to shine, starting with hippology lessons and ending with a talent show. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., discover the care and equipment of the horses. The judging of the horses for the registrants will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Parade of Breeds will begin at 4:00 p.m., followed by the horse show and exercise team demonstration at 5:00 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m. to midnight
Specials: Express Towing and Recovery Day, $ 5 off adult admission before 5 p.m. with a coupon courtesy of Express Towing and Recovery. Visit www.expresstowing0911.com for the coupon.
Children are people too! play with their hoops at noon in the children’s tent.
Students from Anita’s Dance Academy in Muskego will perform on the Family Fun Stage from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The 4-H Kids’ Zone will feature two hands-on activities: a hook and plan (plastic bag wire) and a K’nex and bird feeder making session. Both are at the Forum Marketplace & Shoppes (North Hall) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Milwaukee Flyers perform at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Children’s Tent
Ice cream tasting competition “5 p.m. in the Children’s Tent
Leinie Lodge: noon to 3 p.m., Jimmy Whitaker
Main stage: 8 p.m., heavy metal band Ratt
Leinie Lodge: 8 p.m. Les Coups Bas
Coors Light Stage: 7 to 8 p.m. and 9:30 to 11 p.m., Kings of Radio
Best bet of the day: Who will be the big champions for 2021? Find out at the County Executive Junior Cattle Auction and Marshal’s Fair at 5:30 p.m. Over the past year, youth and young adult supervisors have looked after steers, lambs, poultry, rabbits, goats and pigs as part of a learning project. The process also helps them receive hands-on business training. It is the evening when these animals will be judged and sold. Profits will go to college funds. The large animal auction begins at 6:15 pm The marshal of this year’s fair is Betty Moore, and the auctioneer is Bill Stade of Fort Atkinson. The auction is open to everyone. Both events take place at the Insight FS Livestock Coliseum.
Hours: 10 a.m. to midnight
Specials: World Couri Transmission and Service and Insurance Day, early entry and parking included with advance purchase of $ 8 Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast ticket; special half-way trip: from noon to 11 p.m., unlimited travel bracelet for $ 30 each.
All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast: $ 8, including entry to the fair); 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Leinie Lodge tent. Tickets can be purchased until July 23 at waukeshaNoonKiwanis.com
Junior dairy judgment: 9:00 a.m. at Insight FS Livestock Coliseum
English & Western fun, horseback riding, hunting seat and horseback riding: 9h at the rides
Acts 5:28 pm Ballet Dance Exhibition: 1pm at the Family Fun Stage
Coors Light stage: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Four on the ground
Main stage: 8 p.m., Collective soul
Leinie Lodge: 8:30 p.m., Bella Cain
Best bet of the day: International’s Demolition Derby at 1 p.m. at the Action Center at the north end of the fairgrounds. The two-hour show features six categories of vehicles, from the smallest compact class to full-size trucks. To participate in the derby, call International Demolition Derby at 219-324-4813 or 219-363-8896.
Rules and consent forms are available at www.internationaldemolitionderby.com.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Specials: Carrier heating and cooling day; $ 5 adult admission before 1 p.m. courtesy of the Skarda family; special halfway trip, from noon to 8 p.m., unlimited travel bracelet at $ 30
Champions Parade: 10:00 a.m. at the ring a
Leinie Lodge: 10 a.m. to noon Jimmy Whitaker
The Midwest Truck and Tractor Pullers Association, PI Motorsports, and Tri County Pullers are working together to bring the fair’s biggest tractor pull to the Action Center. Traction will consist of three divisions: super stock, open stock and super street diesel, and a total of eight vehicle classes. The Tri County mini rods will start the action at noon.
La Casa Charter School Drumming and Peace Dance Group: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Family Fun Stage
Main stage: 6 p.m., The Kentucky Headhunters
Leinie Lodge: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Total Neon
Best bet of the day:The classic car parade begins at 1:30 p.m. south of the main stage. The awards ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Festival-goers will be able to discover the cars closer from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the exhibition grounds.
Register to participate at www.waukeshacountyfair.com/events/classic-car-show.
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