Turnout at the Oneida County Fair last weekend broke the record for the four-day event. Fair Coordinator Nancy Gehrig says the tally narrowly cleared 20,000.
“We beat our record attendance from last year which was around 17,800. So every day the sun was shining and every day the fairgrounds here were filled with people.”
Oneida County 4H youth development agent Lynn Feldman says there were hundreds of entries for the fair exhibit at Rhinelander’s Pioneer Park. And more than half of them were youth projects.
“It went really really well. The weather was absolutely beautiful. And we had a wonderful display of exhibits – a combination of 4h, the junior fair division, open class and all of the school exhibits that were in the exhibit court area.”
Feldman says the judges gave out several 4H awards, including animal herdsmanship and sportsmanship.