If Wednesday's opener was any indication, you will see big crowds at the Door County Fair all weekend long. Helped partly by excellent weather, Door County Fair President Tom Ash was optimistic for one of their biggest opening days ever as he watched the midway fill up ahead of the official welcome and introduction by Door County Fair Ambassador Emily Guilette. Flanked by fair officials, her family, and Kewaunee County Fairest of the Fair Grace LeGrave, Guilette welcomed local favorites Boogie and the Yo-Yoz to the stage for the first of five straight nights of live music.
While the midway was packed with revelers, exhibitors were busy in the barns getting their animals settled in for their fair residency and in the junior fair building having their projects judged. Door County 4-H Educator Dawn VandeVoort believes they saw an increase in participation this year as the barns and exhibit halls slowly filled up.
The first animal exhibitions are scheduled for Thursday, with the horse pleasure show in the morning and the beef show in the evening. The Door County Fair runs through August 14th. You can click this link for a full schedule of events.