What’s Your Crawford County Fair Story?

Have you visited the Crawford County Fair in the past? If so, “Every Person Has a Fair Story” contest is for you!

This contest has been adopted from the Wisconsin Fair Association Contest called “Every Person Has a Fair Story Contest”. Bob Williams, the former Fairs Coordinator for the WI Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), created the contest. He was one of the great storytellers in the fair industry. He loved to share his stories, but even more, he loved to hear people share their fair stories. Sadly, Bob passed away in 2016, but in his honor, Crawford County Fair continues this contest, so fair stories can keep being shared. We’d love to hear your fair story!

Every year, hundreds of individuals attend the Crawford County Fair and tell their friends about the great time they had. Maybe it was your first encounter seeing a cow, riding the Ferris wheel, eating a corn dog, or serving as superintendent for 30 years, or even getting engaged; but it happened at the fair. Now, it’s time to share your story with the rest of the county. The future of our fair is very important in our county and we believe your stories are an important key in helping promote the history of our fair to the public.

Anyone who wants to share their fair story about the Crawford County, Wisconsin Fair, is welcome to enter. Share your fair story in 200-400 words. If you have a photo to include, even better, but not required. If your story did not place in the top placing before, you’re able to submit your story again.

The Grand Champion will receive $50.00 and a certificate; Reserve Grand Champion will receive $25.00 and a certificate. The winners will be announced at the 2022 Crawford County Fair.

Submit by mail to Extension by August 10th or online by August 15th! To access the online entry form visit: https://go.wisc.edu/hw2a57 or contact Amanda Griswold by stopping by Extension Crawford County Office at 225 North Beaumont Road, Suite 240, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, or by calling 608-326-0223 or emailing amanda.griswold@wisc.edu.