The Vernon County Agricultural Society announces that the 2022 premium book and online show registration system is now available.
Exhibitors are encouraged to visit the Vernon County Fair website at www.vernoncountyfair.com to register online or to view the premium book. All Junior Fair and Open Class exhibitors must register online, as there is no longer an Open Class exhibit form.
All Junior Fair organizations must be approved by the Fair Board before entering. Please complete the application on the fair website and return it to the fair office or email it to [email protected]
All entries and payments must be submitted to the fair by August 3 at 4:30 p.m., or if submitting by regular mail, postmarked no later than August 3. No late registration will be accepted.
All work previously done by the UW Extension Office will now be done at the Fairground Office, 210 Fairground Road, Viroqua. Fair office hours (to assist with entries, to make payments, etc.) are as follows:
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- July (every Thursday) from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.;
- August 1-2 (Monday and Tuesday) 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.;
- August 3 (Wednesday) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Appointments can be made outside of these hours by emailing [email protected] or leaving a message at 608-637-3165 (fair office).
This year, the Vernon County Fair will be held September 14-18.
Events around the grounds include the following: antique tractor pulls on Thursdays; Friday Little Britches Dairy Show, Badger State Tractor/Truck Pull; Saturday horse draw, draft horse competition, youth pedal tractor draw, livestock sale, demolition competition; and Sunday Collegiate Dairy Cattle Judging, church service and harness racing (milk and cookies with the fairest and pie auction hosted by the fair’s fairest.).
Nick’s Kid Show and Buddy Holly show will perform at Bob Fredrick’s Open Stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Nick’s Kid Show is musical fun and entertainment for children of all ages and is guaranteed to sing and dance along with the audience’s participation. Nick likes to involve children in his act. Maybe it’s joining him in “Locomotion” or on stage playing musical instruments. Nick’s show is very energetic and makes you want to dance and play fun games with music.
Poppa Bear Norton will perform on Bob Fredrick’s Free Stage on Friday and Saturday. This Minnesota-based, high-octane, country western, two-man musical marvel takes all the humor, heartbreak, self-mockery and storytelling that once made country music great, the care, but not carefully, add trucker speed, black coffee, and rocket fuel to the mix. Shake it, light a match and you’re left with the musical, highly entertaining and original “Daredevil Country” sound, a style of country that can only be performed by true “Country Daredevils” and that’s exactly what Poppa Bear “The Singer” and B. “The Slinger” are.
The free Bob Fredrick Stage will also feature many local talent groups performing throughout the week of the fair.
Visit www.vernoncountyfair.com for more information or watch the fair’s Facebook for updates and posts at https://www.facebook.com/VernonCountyFair.