The first Waupaca County Fair was held in 1873 on the corner of Royalton and Churchill streets in Waupaca, Wisconsin. It was sponsored by the county judge, M.H. Ogden, and a horse-racetrack owner, C.M. Churchill. Churchill exhibited his horse at that first fair.
This year’s fair will host several musicians including Chris Kroeze, Walker Montgomery, Derek Joseph and Hairball on the grandstand stage. The fair will be held Aug. 21-25 at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds, 602 South St., Weyauwega, Wisconsin. Visit waupacacountyfair.org for more information. Visit bit.ly/countyfairs2019 for more information on all Wisconsin fairs.