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Gallery: 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair
Ongoing
The Rock County 4-H Fair runs Tuesday-Sunday, July 28-Aug. 2 at the Rock County Fairgrounds in Janesville.
2015 Rock County 4-H Fair
Local groups, churches benefit from longtime Janesville volunteers
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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.
Local groups, churches benefit from longtime Janesville volunteers
Despite heat, Walworth County Fair turns out strong attendance numbers
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A later start to the school year in Elkhorn helped boost attendance numbers for the Walworth County Fair, an organizer said Monday.
Two Walworth County centennial farms honored at Walworth County Fair
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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.
Two Walworth County centennial farms honored at Walworth County Fair
Walworth County Fair demolition derby veteran celebrating 51st year
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Ira Cheney began competing in the Walworth County Fair's demolition derby in 1963. He only missed one year for open-heart surgery.
Walworth County Fair demolition derby veteran celebrating 51st year
Walworth County Fair honors the biggest, best and most creative
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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.
Walworth County Fair honors the biggest, best and most creative
Marvelous Mutts fly and float at the Walworth County Fair
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A group of talented dogs are part of this year's Walworth County Fair.
Marvelous Mutts fly and float at the Walworth County Fair
Night Music for Sept. 3-9, 2015
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.
Walworth County Fair kicks off Wednesday in Elkhorn
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This year's Walworth County Fair will feature Monster Trucks, Marvelous Mutts and plenty of other activities to keep people entertained.
Walworth County Fair kicks off  Wednesday in Elkhorn
Five things: Clinton man inducted into Wisconsin State Fair Hall of Fame
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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.
Slow motion: The 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair
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It's safe to say that this video shows the Rock County 4-H Fair like you've never seen before.
Slow motion: The 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair
Bull riding proves both a living and a pastime
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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.
Bull riding proves both a living and a pastime
Rock County 4-H Fair packs it up for 2015
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The Rock County 4-H Fair experienced another successful year in 2015, organizers said.
Dog show pro judges, hands out advice to young handlers at Rock County 4-H Fair
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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.
Plymouth 4-H Club Holstein cow named supreme champion at Rock County 4-H Fair
Hillary Hazeltine's Holstein won supreme champion honors at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Saturday.
Plymouth 4-H Club Holstein cow named supreme champion at Rock County 4-H Fair
Meat animal sale at the fair supports 4-Hers
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Bidders spent a total of $454,100 to buy 441 animals at this year's Rock County 4-H Fair meat animal sale.
Meat animal sale at the fair supports 4-Hers
Insect collection a highlight of Nature Space exhibits at Rock County 4-H Fair
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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.
Insect collection a highlight of Nature Space exhibits at Rock County 4-H Fair
Plymouth 4-H steer takes grand champion honors at Rock County 4-H Fair
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Hailey Gestrich and her steer, Quantrell, won grand champion steer at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Thursday.
Plymouth 4-H steer takes grand champion honors at Rock County 4-H Fair
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Fair basically is a beauty pageant for birds
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.
Ask a Poultry Farmer: Fair basically is a beauty pageant for birds
Food, fun and farm animals featured at 2015 Wisconsin State Fair
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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.
Food, fun and farm animals featured at 2015 Wisconsin State Fair
Greasy treats abound at Rock County 4-H Fair
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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.
Greasy treats abound at Rock County 4-H Fair
Gazette employees find 'Garden of Eatin' at Rock County 4-H Fair
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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.
Gazette employees find 'Garden of Eatin' at Rock County 4-H Fair
Milton 4-H boy's pig takes grand champion honors at fair
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Ben Kronberg's pig won grand champion barrow at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Wednesday.
Milton 4-H boy's pig takes grand champion honors at fair
Chicago-based acrobats soar into Janesville for Rock County 4-H Fair
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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.
Chicago-based acrobats soar into Janesville for Rock County 4-H Fair
Evansville 4-H girl's sheep wins grand champion at fair
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Grace Peterson's sheep won grand champion market lamb at the Rock County 4-H Fair on Wednesday.
Evansville 4-H girl's sheep wins grand champion at fair
After more than 50 years, Schultz works another Rock County 4-H Fair
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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.
After more than 50 years, Schultz works another Rock County 4-H Fair
Rock County 4-H Fair 2015 schedule
By Gazette staff |
The Rock County 4-H Fair runs Tuesday-Sunday, July 28-Aug. 2.
Rides at Rock County 4-H Fair pass state inspection
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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.
Rides at Rock County 4-H Fair pass state inspection
Our Views: Visit Rock County 4-H Fair to learn about farms, food
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.
Our Views: Visit Rock County 4-H Fair to learn about farms, food
Five things you should know about the Rock County 4-H Fair
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As the fair kicks off Tuesday, here are some things every attendee should know.
Pete & Andi show: Janesville-bred comedians featured at fair Tuesday
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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.
The rules of the road for parking at the Rock County 4-H Fair
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As thousands prepare to stream into the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, parking is at a premium.
The rules of the road for parking at the Rock County 4-H Fair
Walworth County, Rock County 4-H fairs offer diverse entertainment options
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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.
Walworth County, Rock County 4-H fairs offer diverse entertainment options
What you need to know about the Junior Beef Project Steak Cookout
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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.
What you need to know about the Junior Beef Project Steak Cookout
What you need to know about the Rock County Beef Producers Steak Cookout
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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.
What you need to know about the Rock County Beef Producers Steak Cookout
Rock County 4-H Fair crowns 2015 royalty
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"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.
Rock County 4-H Fair crowns 2015 royalty
Rock County 4-H Fair to crown royalty
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.
Rock County 4-H Fair to feature bull riding, country music and comedy
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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.
Montgomery Gentry announced for 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair
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The Rock County 4-H Fair announced its entertainment lineup Monday.
Montgomery Gentry announced for 2015 Rock County 4-H Fair