From August 3rd through the 7th, the Ozaukee County Fair will return to its yearly place at the Fairgrounds along Washington Avenue in Cedarburg for rides, food, music, animals, 4-H, a truck and tractor pull, a demolition derby, and more. All of this, at one of the last free fairs in the Midwest. Interestingly, the Fair has not always been free, and it hasn't always been in Cedarburg, either.
While the Fair, which was created by the Ozaukee County Agricultural Society in 1859, was originally held on leased land in Cedarburg, it was moved soon after to Saukville, where it remained until 1890, when the current location was built. The cost of admission was a whopping fifty cents, until 1942, when Fair officials voted to do away with the admission price. Since that time, the Fair has been funded by ticket prices to the Grandstand Shows, such as the Demo Derby and Truck and Tractor Pull.
The big Grandstand Show this year is the Charlie Daniels Band, along with the Whiskeybelles, who will open the show at 7:30. Tickets for this, and any of the other Grandstand Shows can be purchased on the Fair's website.
Hours for the fair are noon to midnight on Wednesday, 8 a.m. to midnight on Thursday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Fairgrounds are located at W67 N866 Washington Avenue in Cedarburg. Find out all of the details at the Ozaukee County Fair website: http://www.ozaukeecountyfair.com/