Calumet County Fair kicks off this Friday

Billboards throughout Calumet County are already promoting the 2012 Calumet County Fair.

This is the eighth year that the Calumet County Fair Association has made the designing and creation of fair billboards a competitive event among 4-H clubs.

The theme this year is “Rock the Flock.” Take special notice of the billboards as you travel throughout the county, and plan your calendar to take in the fair which runs from Friday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 3 which is Labor Day.

An official welcome to the Calumet County Fair is extended by 2012 Fairest of the Fair Gina Geiser, daughter of Leon and Karen Geiser of Chilton, and Junior Fairest of the Fair Mihayla TeBeest, daughter of Tracey Stebane and Bryon TeBeest of Forest Junction.

Admission fees to the fair vary as to the day and hour.

On opening day, Friday, folks can enter the fairgrounds until 1 p. m. free. After 1 p. m., it will cost $3.

Saturday fairgoers pay $6 to get into the fair. But from 3:30-4:30 p. m. on Saturday people who bring along a non-perishable food item which will be donated to the Calumet County Salvation Army enter the grounds free of charge.

Sunday admission is $6 and on Monday it is $6 except military veterans and current Armed Forces people are admitted free with a military ID.

Children who are age 7 and younger are admitted to the fair free of charge.

Admission fees to the grandstand for scheduled events there vary somewhat.

Friday, adults are admitted for the stock car races for $7, while children ages 7-15 pay $3.

Amusement ride specials are as follows

Friday — all rides are $1 per ride

Saturday — all day wristbands are sold with unlimited rides good during the following time periods —

$25 — 1:30-9:30 p. m.; $21 — 3:30 -9:30 p. m. $16 — 5:30-9:30 p. m., and $10 — 7:30-9:30 p. m. Sunday — 12 tickets for $20

Monday $15 wristbands good between 11:30 a. m.-3:30 p. m. At the tractor and semi pull on Saturday at 7 p. m. admission is $3.

Sunday, the Catch-A-Pig contest costs $3.

At Saturday and Sunday grandstand events, children age 3 and younger enter free.

Monday the Demo Derby takes place. Adults pay $7 and children ages 7-15 pay $3.

Monday is Annual Military Appreciation Day. A military salute service program takes place at 10 a. m.

A unique animal show that runs each day of the fair is the Wild World of Animals.

Fairgoers are invited to “Rock the Flock” with Rubber Chicken Chuck.

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