Lake of the Woods County Fair Announces Exciting Events
Lake of the Woods County Fair Grounds at the city of Baudette, MN is the site of many exciting events this spring and summer. The local fair board has been working very hard this past year to Commemorate the 100th Birthday of the Fair. Be sure to set aside the dates involved.
The summer kicks off this year at the LOW Fair Grounds celebrating an annual event. Willie Walleye is the patron saint of the area as he sits at Willie Walleye park overlooking the Rainy River which leads into Lake of the Woods. This walleye is so popular that his picture is taken many times a day with tourist from many parts of the country.
In Honor of Willie, a special weekend is set aside each year which hosts many great events. Willie Walleye Weekend is back in 2023 June 2nd-4th featuring food and craft vendors, a 5k, beer garden, horse events in the corral area and 2 grandstand events featuring the return of Midwest All-Star Wrestling on Saturday night and the debut of autocross in the grandstand on Sunday!
Superstar “Wild” Bill Irwin aka The Goon will join the stars of Midwest All-Star Wrestling in the grandstand on Saturday June 3rd! Location is 409 3rd Ave SW, event time is 7:00 p.m. Remember the fair board purchased new bleachers last year to enjoy the events even more.
3 weeks from today, June 4th, the green flag drops on the first ever Autocross at Willie Walleye Weekend at the fairgrounds. Drivers, have you started working on those cars yet? Come one, come all! The event includes crafters, food trucks, and even those looking for a place to do a rummage sale! Give Sue a call today at 218-202-0809 and don’t miss out on Lake of the Woods County’s first big event of the summer!
Now for the exciting news!!! The Commerative 100 year birthday of the Lake of the Woods County Fair. Here’s calling all Lake of the Woods County Fair exhibitors! The Home Arts Department has been planning some fun, exciting special events to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the fair. We hope many of you will participate.
In our “100 Year Challenge” we will pay $25 to each exhibitor that enters 100 exhibits in the Home Arts Department. Gather up your collections. Preschool through adults will be able to enter a collection of 100. It could be marbles, baseball cards, beanie babies, stamps, insects, thimbles, spoons, or whatever else you collect. There must be 100 of them and they need to be displayed in some type of container.
Just for kids from preschool to age 18. Create a Happy 100th Birthday poster with a fair theme to celebrate our centennial. You may use any medium but it must measure no less than one half sheet of poster board and no more than a whole sheet of poster board.
Happy 100th Birthday Decorated Cake Contest. We will have two classes: Decorate an edible birthday cake or decorate a non-edible birthday cake. The cake can be any size and any shape. The non-edible cake can be made from Styrofoam, cardboard, or any other materials. Use your creative imagination!
Happy 100th Birthday Fabric Banner or Flag: Use your talent to sew, embroider, quilt, paint, applique or any other technique to create a fabric banner or flag. It can be any size but it must have some way of hanging it.
So many opportunities for our youth in 4-H! We are so fortunate to be able to offer this wonderful opportunity in Lake of the Woods County. 4-H is such a huge part of the fair, these kids work so hard all year long on many different projects, check out all that this program has to offer!
Exhibitors feature their wares, food vendors offer exciting food options, and a great carnival will be on the midway for young and old alike. There is a free stage with entertainment in the pavilion each day. Horse will be present in the barn and also in the ring for competition and entertainment.
Stock car races and a demolition derby always draw crowds to the grandstand, but the greatest event closes out the weekend featuring. HAIRBALL. t’s just four months until Hairball rocks the County Fair with special guests Nite Hawk Band! Tickets are selling fast so don’t wait! Get yours today by visiting https://tickets.midwestix.com/event/hairball-low-23 and lock in your spot to rock on July 14th!
This closes out a well planned out weekend at Lake of the Woods County!!
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