The first Waushara County Fair was held Sept. 22 and 23, 1858. Livestock were shown on the north end of Ste. Marie Street in Wautoma, Wisconsin. It was the site of the first wagon shops of John McKeague, a Wautoma resident at the time. Other exhibits including fruits, vegetables and flowers were shown at the courthouse on Main Street, located west of the river. During that time horse racing was a popular fair event.

The fair will be held this year Aug. 15-18 at the Waushara County Fairgrounds, 513 S. Fair St., Wautoma. Visit www.wausharacofair.com for more information. Visit bit.ly/countyfairs2019 for more information on all Wisconsin fairs.