Washington County Fair Park
In Wisconsin, United States
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In November of 1855, an ad hoc committee gathered in Hartford to take the first steps toward organizing an agricultural society. There was no Fair held in 1862 due to the Civil War. However, the Fair resumed in 1865 and was held in Hartford. Admission to the Fair was 25 cents for adults, 10 cents for children, 25 cents for a one horse carriage and 50 cents for a two horse carriage.
In 1937, the Society and Washington County worked out an arrangement whereby the county would take over the operation of the Fair. The 1937 County Fair, the last Fair to be held in West Bend, was held August 13-15 and considered by many to have been one of the most successful Fairs. The Washington County Fair Committee held the first Fair at the County Highway grounds in Slinger on August 9-10, 1938. It was called the Washington County 4-H Fair. It remained there for 61 years until moving to its present location.
The Washington County Fair was held for the first time at it’s new site at the newly developed Fair Park, July 23-27, 1999. The Fair facility increased from a 13-acre parcel in the Village of Slinger to a 133-acre parcel in the Town of Polk. The 24,000 sq. ft. air conditioned Pavilion Building housed approximately 5,200 junior class, open class and senior citizen exhibits.
Washington County hosts a great fair each year along with many other fun events. Check out the web site for a complete listing of upcoming events and dates.
For a list of upcoming events go to www.wcfairpark.com/events for a calendar of events
If you look across the highway, you can also see our community's newest hospital, Synergy Health St. Joseph's Hospital which just opened in August, 2005.
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