By Marissa Hatlen
The Kewaunee County Fair is well underway with a weekend full of fun and community events as the fair turns 100. The centennial fair featured Diamond Rio and Ricochet, hosted a variety of shows and animal exhibits, and held the annual livestock auction yesterday afternoon. Kathy Daul, Chairman of the Auction Committee, said that with the help of volunteers and the generosity of local businesses, auctioned livestock was expected to bring in nearly $250,000 for the approximately 110 students who raised the animals; organizations bid well above market value to help the kids earn money for school or to invest in future livestock projects.
County Fair Board Secretary Al Hoppe said that with perfect weather and a packed audience, Diamond Rio’s performance Thursday was a standout moment for the fair, and he’s looking forward to a great Sunday to cap it off.
The fair parade starts at 11:30 today, and rides are open until 11 pm; for ticket information, you can visit the fair website below.