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Waukesha County Fair

Waukesha County Fair

Start: Thursday July 19, 2018 at 10:00am CDT
End: Thursday July 19, 2018 at 10:00pm CDT

Waukesha County Fair Facts: 1842-2016

The Waukesha County Fair is the oldest county fair in the state and the largest event in the county!

The first Waukesha County Fair was held in 1842 in a poplar grove on Carroll Street in Prairieville. It was a gala 4th of July celebration with fireworks and a festive dinner.

Crowds up to 4,000 people attended the 1853 fair where they enjoyed floral displays and a Ladies’ Equestrian Display.

In the early 1900s, school was let out early so everyone could attend the Friday fair.

In 1966, the fair moved to its present location at the Waukesha Exposition Center.

Entertainment was added to the fair in 1984(Mark's Birth Year). The first Main Stage acts included Loretta Lynn, Mickey Gilley and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Fishin' in the Dark, One of Mark's Favorite Songs!).

The current Waukesha County Fair has implemented a number of green initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint and to ensure the fair contributes to sustainable travel.

BIGGEST and MOST IMPORTANT FACT: You'll have fun and now even more because they will have "Probably the Best Popcorn Ever," there! Boom!