Our View: St. Croix County Fair offers unique eventsThe St. Croix County Fair is this weekend in Glenwood City, and Hudson-area people should consider attending this event, which involves people from throughout the county – including Hudson.
By: Editorial staff, Hudson Star-Observer
The St. Croix County Fair is this weekend in Glenwood City, and Hudson-area people should consider attending this event, which involves people from throughout the county – including Hudson.
On this side of the county we often overlook this event, but it is a grand event that has something for everyone.
Most events begin Thursday, July 23 and continue through Sunday, July 26 at the grounds, and a group known as Friends of the St. Croix County Fairplex is busy trying to make the event bigger and better each year. Formed in 2007, the group hopes to raise $3.5 million to upgrade buildings and grounds. That process has already begun to some degree as 19 acres of land were added to the complex, bringing the total Fairplex grounds to 40 acres. A master plan involves impressive updates to the site, and the county fair should get even better as funds are raised. The group is selling raffle tickets during the fair.
The fair, of course, has some of the usual items, including a carnival, an impressive list of entertainment, queen coronation, food, beer garden, etc.
What you won’t find at most community celebrations, however, includes the following: animal exhibits and judging, horse pull, tractor pull, truck pull, ATV mud races, 4x4 mud races, antique tractor pull, dog show, cat show, horse shows, livestock auction and more. The entertainment includes kids shows, 4-H shows, professional musicians, battle of the bands, comedians – the list goes on and on as entertainment is provided on the Croix Court beginning in the late morning and continuing late into the evening.
What makes the county fair special, however, is the involvement of the local 4-H clubs. They are involved in many of the activities, and members display their best work and talents for us to see. Many people don’t realize it, but there are actually six 4-H clubs in or close to Hudson. They include the Trailblazers in the town of Hudson; Rolling Hills, Rockin’ Riders and Springbrook in the town of St. Joseph; Bass Lake Badgers in the town of Somerset; and Roberts Ribbon Reapers in the town of Warren. There are 23 clubs throughout the county.
There are also displays at the fair showcasing adult crafts and activities including sewing, quilting, photography, antique displays, food and garden displays and more – see what some of your friends and neighbors have created in the past year.
The St. Croix County Fair is also a “free” fair. There is no admission to the grounds (some shows and rides do require an admission fee). There is a $7 per vehicle parking fee if you park near the fairgrounds.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, check out the St. Croix County Fair – you won’t be disappointed. For more information, go to www.stcroixcofair.com.