You could have confused the early week rain with tears of joy when the Kewaunee County Fair officially opened to the public on Thursday.
It’s been two years since the midway last bustled with activity and the sounds of judges at the fairgrounds’ new livestock show ring could be heard. Junior fair entrants had some of their exhibits judged earlier this week with livestock judging beginning on Thursday. The Kewaunee County Fair will have many of their old favorites back, but also has plenty of new events this time around including different bands and a monster truck show on Friday. Fair Secretary Isabella Haen is grateful for the community support the event has received after having to cancel last year’s edition.
The pandemic left the fair without a Fairest of the Fair overseeing the weekend-long event and assisting Junior Fairest of the Fair Morgan Servaes. Taylor Paye was tapped for the role in recent weeks three years after being tapped as the fair’s top showperson. Paye knows exhibitors were sad about last year’s cancellation and she is happy they get an opportunity to participate this time around.
The Kewaunee County Fair runs through Sunday. You can find the schedule by clicking here.