Fair season 2015
The latest news and photos from the 2015 fair season. Sponsored by Connell Construction, your EPS agricultural pole barn builder.
The Rock County 4-H Fair runs Tuesday-Sunday, July 28-Aug. 2 at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Janesville.
By Shelly Birkelo |
David and Susan Cress, Janesville, volunteer for a half-dozen local groups and two churches. The couple has been married for 51 years and almost always volunteer together.
A later start to the school year in Elkhorn helped boost attendance numbers for the Walworth County Fair, an organizer said Monday.
By Andrea Anderson |
The Koehl Farm of Darien and Rowbotham Farms of the town of Walworth will be honored Monday at the Walworth County Fair for farming for 100 years.
By Andrea Anderson |
Ira Cheney began competing in the Walworth County Fair's demolition derby in 1963. He only missed one year for open-heart surgery.
The Walworth County Fair is full of some big moments and many little moments. Here are a few of those moments as they were experienced Thursday at the fair.
A group of talented dogs are part of this year's Walworth County Fair.
By Gazette staff |
This is a listing of local night spots featuring live entertainment. Call the Gazette at 608-755-8258, or fax your listing to 608-755-8349 by 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is no charge. Scheduling changes do occur, so when in doubt, contact the venue before you head out to see a band.
This year's Walworth County Fair will feature Monster Trucks, Marvelous Mutts and plenty of other activities to keep people entertained.
Bill Clothier of Clothier Genetics knows his pigs. And he knows his Berkshires, his Durocs and his Tamworths.On Friday, Aug. 7, he took his place as new member of the fair's hall of fame.
It's safe to say that this video shows the Rock County 4-H Fair like you've never seen before.
Bull rider Eli Vastbinder and bullfighter Craig Check each came to Janesville on Sunday for a rodeo. One had a payday in mind, while the other just wanted to be around the sport.
The Rock County 4-H Fair experienced another successful year in 2015, organizers said.
Robert Burns presided over the youth dog show at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Saturday, naming winners and lending his 40 years experience as a dog show pro to the young handlers.
Hillary Hazeltine's Holstein won supreme champion honors at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Saturday.
Bidders spent a total of $454,100 to buy 441 animals at this year's Rock County 4-H Fair meat animal sale.
By Nick Crow |
When people think of the Rock County 4-H Fair, most think of animals such as pigs, cows, chickens and goats. Insects usually aren't on the list.
Hailey Gestrich and her steer, Quantrell, won grand champion steer at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Thursday.
By Dale Wheelock |
When the average person is at a poultry show and looks at the birds they think, "Those are birds, alright." But there's much more to it than that, poultry columnist Dale Wheelock writes.
Fairgoers soon can indulge in the Wisconsin State Fair’s famous original cream puff, take a ride down the 200-foot Giant Slide or hop on the Sky Glider. The annual fair runs Aug. 6-16 at State Fair Park in West Allis.
By Jake Magee |
On Tuesday, reporters Jake Magee and Catherine W. Idzerda were assigned to write a story about fair food. Cathy played it healthy. Jake played it greasy. Here's his story.
On Tuesday, reporters Jake Magee and Catherine W. Idzerda were assigned to write a story about fair food. Jake went the calorie-filled route. Cathy played it healthy. Here's her story.
Ben Kronberg's pig won grand champion barrow at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Wednesday.
The Chicago Boyz are a professional gymnastics and acrobatics team in town for the Rock County 4-H Fair. The six-man team will perform two shows a day through Saturday.
Grace Peterson's sheep won grand champion market lamb at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Wednesday.
The Rock County 4-H Fair kicked off Tuesday without any major glitches, thanks to many hands working behind the scenes. Among them is 87-year-old Clarence Schultz of Janesville.
By Gazette staff |
The Rock County 4-H Fair runs Tuesday-Sunday, July 28-Aug. 2.
All of the rides at the Rock County 4-H Fair this week have passed state safety inspections this year, and the ride operators continue daily inspections, a spokeswoman said.
By Gazette editorial board |
Absent visiting a farm, attending our nation's oldest 4-H fair is your best annual chance to talk to farm families, support their efforts and thank them, The Gazette Editorial Board writes.
As the fair kicks off Tuesday, here are some things every attendee should know.
By Frank Schultz |
Andi Smith and Pete Lee, two nationally know comedians from Janesville, will open the 4-H Fair's main stage entertainment series on Tuesday night.
As thousands prepare to stream into the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, parking is at a premium.
When it comes to county fairs, music is among the most popular attractions. The entertainment lineups for this year's Rock County 4-H and Walworth County fairs have plenty to offer those seeking cool tunes on a warm night.
The Junior Beef Project Steak Cookout runs from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. The annual event is expected to draw 1,600 diners.
The Rock County Beef Producers expect about 2,500 people to attend the annual steak cookout Friday at the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds in Janesville.
By Neil Johnson |
"Be proud of all you accomplished. This is a small chapter of your life as a leader,” Nichole Wilson, 2014 Rock County 4-H Fair royalty, told contestants for the 2015 4-H fair's royal court.
By Gazette staff |
Thirteen local teens vying to be 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair royalty will learn who gets on the court during a coronation ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Milton High School.
The Rock County 4-H Fair entertainment lineup is now complete. It will feature country music, bull riding and two touring comedians who grew up in Janesville.
The Rock County 4-H Fair announced its entertainment lineup Monday.