The 175-year anniversary of the Waukesha County Fair kicks off Wednesday, July 19, and ends Sunday, July 23.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. Parking is $5.

The fair only accepts cash at the entry gate, but tickets can be bought in advance at Pewaukee and Waukesha Kwik Trip locations, Sentry Food Store in the Fox Run Shopping Center, 2302 W. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha, the Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha, or online at www.waukeshacountyfair.com.

The fair has added a couple new attractions with old favorites to celebrate its anniversary.

All events listed here are free with paid admission.


Pancake-eating contest

5 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 

Competitors will chow down to see who can consume the most and be crowned this year’s winner. The pancake eating contest will take place at the Children’s Tent.

There will also be a will be a $6 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, in the Leinie Lodge Tenet.

Fairest of the Fair  

6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 

The Fairest of the Fair competition highlights an individual who has personality, communication skills, involvement in school and the community, a professional appearance and and knowledge about the county fair.

The winner will serve as the host and spokesperson for this year’s fair. The Fairest of the Fair will be crowned at the Leinie Lodge Stage.

Truck and Tractor Pulls

7 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, and noon Sunday, July 23 

The first day of the pulls will include altered farm, 9,500-pound farm, outlaw diesel trucks and pro gas trucks. The second day features altered farm, street diesel trucks, too-hot-to-farm tractors, pro street diesel trucks and modified tractors.

Both of the events will be hosted at the Action Center on the north end of the fair.

The Dacy Airshow Wednesday

7:50 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 

The airshow will feature an assortment of planes twisting in loops and corkscrews throughout the sky at the north end of the fairgrounds near the main stage.

A meet-and-greet with pilots Susan Dacy and Mike Vaknin will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Children’s Tent.

Junior Livestock Auction

6 p.m. Friday, July 21 

Members of 4-H and the FFA will auction off their steer, poultry, lambs, rabbits, goats or pigs as part of a yearlong program that enables young adults to gain experience in business and agriculture.

The profits of the auction will go towards college funds and the purchase of additional farm animals. The auction will take place at the Purina Animal Nutrition & Insight FS Livestock Show Tent

Demolition Derby

1 p.m. Saturday, July 22 

The demolition derby will last two hours and be made up of four heats featuring compact, midsize, stock full size, mini trucks and cans, full size trucks and vans and garden tractor vehicles.

The Hartland Fire Department will also have a show during the intermission that emphasizes the importance of vehicle safety. The show takes place the Action Center on the north end of the fairgrounds.

Classic Car Show Sunday

1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23 

The seventh annual Classic Car Show will kick off at 1:30 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 4. The show will be on the fairgrounds north of the midway.

Daily Pig, goat and duck races

1, 3, 5 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 19; Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 

11 a.m., 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 22

11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sunday, July 23.

Pig, goats and ducks will race north of the Arena Exhibit Hall every single day of the fair.

Daily DockDogs aquatic competitions

A daily aquatic dog show featuring big air, vertical and speed retrieve competitions. The event will take place at the north end of the fairgrounds.

See the full schedule at bit.ly/DockDogscontest.

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