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A little disappointed I didn't get to the 168th Waukesha County Fair for only a dollar Wednesday. Fortunate to have been offered a ticket to Saturday's breakfast by Judge Michael Bohren though. For only five dollars I was able to park, get into the fair, have all the pancakes and sausage I wanted, and support a worthwhile cause. It's the 33rd year of Kiwanis breakfasts at the fair. What started as a fundraiser to build a horse barn on the fairgrounds now assists in charitable good works. Yes, the breakfast was muddy, but it was the good kind of mud.
I spent four lovely hours at the fair Saturday. It was cloudy, but no rain. Temps were great with a nice light breeze. I shot a three minute video to show a little of what you missed if you didn't go to this year's fair.
There was so much talent at this year's fair. I loved looking through all the many 4-H exhibits and contest submissions. Many influential people were there Saturday; Judge Bohren, Sheriff Trawicki, Rebecca Kleefisch running for lieutenant governor, County Exec Vrakas, Alice in Dairyland, Freeman editor Bill Yorth, a few others running for office in the next statewide, and several more.
One of the most entertaining performers was The Juggler With The Yellow Shoes. He's very funny and talented. I'm sure I was the only middle-aged man there without kids or family, but I thoroughly enjoyed the show.