The county fair season gets underway in the Northwoods with the Oneida County event beginning Thursday at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander.
The Fair began in 1896, and featured a look at Gene Shepard's mythical beast, the Hodag. The modern version offers things you expect, 4-H exhibits, food, music, animals, and more.
Fair Coordinator Nancy Gehrig says things get underway this Thursday with the public invited to stop by Pioneer Park about 4:30 p.m....
"....the opening ceremonies will start and after opening ceremonies we will cut the ribbon and the fair will begin...."
Gehrig says the best part is there is no admission charge.
Several bands will be playing during the fair including The Jimmys and Howard "Guitar" Luedtke and Blue Max among other bands. There will be a carnival.
More information is available at the UW-Extension offices or online at oneidacountyfair wi.com