St. Croix County Fair is July 20-24The annual St. Croix County Fair is Wednesday through Sunday, July 20-24 at the St. Croix County Fairplex in Glenwood City.
The annual St. Croix County Fair is Wednesday through Sunday, July 20-24 at the St. Croix County Fairplex in Glenwood City.
The fair includes a large variety of activities, including various judging events, carnival, entertainment, battle of the bands, tractor pull, 4X4 and ATV mud races, kids shows, auctions, talent show, horse pull, Fairest of Fairs coronation and much more.
One of the new events this year is the Monty Krizan’s and Brian Tiegen’s Traveling Reptile Show. The show, a collection of exotic and native reptiles ranging from a 300-pound alligator to a 240-pound python, is housed in a specially constructed 40-foot reptile trailer and will be open to the public for the entire fair. This is the same exhibit that has thrilled thousands at the Minnesota and Wisconsin state fairs. Look for the inflated alligator near Croix Court.
The show also features 10 varieties of rattlesnakes, a Gila monster, a Mexican bearded lizard and a 170-pound alligator snapping turtle.
Monty, a herpetologist with 37 year’s experience, has a real passion about dispelling many of the myths that people believe about reptiles. In addition to traveling North America with his collection, Monty hosted a TV show “Monty’s Traveling Reptile Show” for 15 years in Canada. Ultimately, the Reptile Trailer, which has traveled over 1 million miles, will be added to the collection at the Circus Museum in Baraboo.
While there is no paid admission, visitors are asked to consider making a donation. All donations will be given by Monty to the Renovations for the Generations Capital Fund Drive to help defray the cost of building the first Dairy Barn. Bringing his collection to the fair is Monty’s way of giving back to the community that he spent his youth including exhibiting at the St. Croix County Fair.
The Renovations for the Generations Raffle is in high gear. Prizes are half a beef or $500, half a hog or $150 and a market lamb or $75. All of the meat is cut to the winner’s specifications, wrapped and frozen. All proceeds go towards funding the Renovations for the Generations Capital Fund Campaign.
Ticket prices are $5 per ticket or a book of five for $20, all of which goes improving the fair grounds for the exhibitors, animals and fair visitors. The drawing takes place Sunday, July 24, immediately after the Talent Show, approximately 3 p.m.
“The Renovations for the Generations Raffle has consistently raised substantial money at the grassroots level, while also providing compelling evidence of broad community support to potential corporate and foundation donors,” said Fairplex representative Chris Libbey.
For more fair information, go to www.stcroixcofair.com.