Smiles at this week's fair not far, but last for milesMiles of smiles are in store for people going to the Pierce County Fair at the fairgrounds in Ellsworth this week.
Miles of smiles are in store for people going to the Pierce County Fair at the fairgrounds in Ellsworth this week.
Animals, exhibits, entertainment, food, talent and fun are bound to bring those grins during the fair’s run from Wednesday through Sunday. Festivities last for full days, like Thursday being dedicated to veterans and Friday to senior citizens, or for mornings of judging, afternoons of entertainment and evenings of action. From the arena to the grandstand, the round barn to the picnic shelter, plenty of activities will be found.
Following is the lineup for the 127th annual exposition.
The poultry building is the place for junior and open rabbit judging at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and junior and open poultry judging at 10 a.m. that day. Entry of exhibits, except for livestock, will be ongoing from noon to 8 p.m.
Area talents get tapped for community shows in the shelter Wednesday afternoon. The River Falls show leads the way at 4:30 p.m., then it’s Spring Valley, Elmwood and Plum City at 5:30 p.m., Prescott at 6:30 p.m. and Ellsworth, Hager City, Bay City and Maiden Rock at 7:30 p.m.
Judging continues in the lower round barn at 5 p.m. with open cut flowers and arrangements. At 6:30 p.m. in the home economics building, open natural science judging will occur.
Wednesday’s finale is a fireworks display in the grandstand at dusk. A free will donation will be taken.
Thursday is the “Salute to Veterans Day,” when all veterans get free admission.
Judging resumes in the upstairs of the round barn at 9 a.m. To be judged are: animal and vet science, booths, domestic exotic animals, natural science, photography, mechanical projects, child development, school exhibits, open plant and soil science. In the lower round barn, open houseplants will be judged at the same time. In the Seyforth Building, it will be junior foods preservation and clothing. In the home economics building, it will be open cultural arts, photography, foods and nutrition, clothing, knitting and crocheting, and home furnishing.
Also at 9 a.m., junior exotic animals judging will happen in the horse warm-up arena.
The Fantasy Corral Animal Exhibit makes the first of four days’ worth of
appearances Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs during the same times Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The veterans take their turn in the spotlight at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, when there will be an opening ceremony in the shelter. At the same time, the carnival will get underway. Starts at 10:30 a.m. are also set for Friday and Saturday, and at noon for Sunday.
Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services will present a power line safety demonstration at 11 a.m. Thursday. Other demonstrations are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The first of Glen Everhart’s variety music and comic shows will be performed at noon Thursday. Everhart will be back at 2:30 and 5 p.m. that day, plus at 11 a.m., 2 and 5:15 p.m. Friday, as well as 10:30 a.m., 1:45 and 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Juggler with the Yellow Shoes occupies the stage for comedy and special skills at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, returning at 4:15 and 6 p.m. that day, plus at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 6 p.m. Friday, as well as noon, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
At 4 p.m. Thursday, junior horse judging will be featured in the horse arena.
The tractor pull will be the grandstand attraction at 6:30 p.m.
At 7 and 9 p.m., the Colleen Raye Family Show promises variety.
For more please read the Aug. 11 print version of the Herald.