ag·ven·ture | noun: an exciting or remarkable agricultural experience.
From fairs and farm tours to festivals and farmer’s markets, there are plenty of opportunities for an ag-venture in any part of the state. WFBF Promotion and Education Committee members shared a few of the events they are looking forward to this summer.
Columbia County MOO-DAY Brunch
Where: Schoepp Farms, Lodi
When: Saturday, June 19
Cost: Adults, $7; Children, 4-10, $4; $3 and under, Free with paying adult
Description: Join Columbia County Dairy Promotion Committee for brunch with your dairy favorites – pizza, grilled cheese, milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream.
Find out about other dairy breakfasts and events at wisconsindairy.org/national-dairy-month/Dairy-Breakfasts.
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
Where: Eau Claire
When: July 20-22
Cost: Adults, $8; Youth 12 and younger, Free
Description: Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is the largest agricultural show in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the nation.
“I’m excited that Eau Claire County will be hosting this event. The 2021 show will be at Huntsinger Farms, located a short drive from Eau Claire. Many other farms in the area will be showcased. Chris Kroeze, local singer/songwriter, will perform all three days. I invite you to come see the wonderful things that agriculture has to offer.”
– Brenda Dowiasch, District 4
Wisconsin Valley Fair & Market Animal Show
When: August 3-8
Cost: Adults and kids older than 10, $9; Kids 10 and under, Free
Description: Wisconsin Valley Fair is a great time for catching up with familiar faces on the boardwalk, animal barns or beer tent. You’ll get to see farm animals, adult and youth projects, commercial vendors, exhibition building contests and entertainment.
“My favorite part about the event is the Farm Bureau Ice Cream Barn, Little Britches show, brats, beers and polkas!” – Katie Zoromski, District 8
Wisconsin State Fair
Where: Milwaukee/West Allis
When: August 5-15
Cost: 12 and older, $14; Seniors 60+, $9; Military and veterans with identification, $9; Youth, ages 6-11, $9; Children, 5 and younger, Free
Description: The Wisconsin State Fair provides entertainment and education for the whole family. The Wisconsin State Fair is a great place to learn about all aspects of agriculture as well as ‘taste’ them.
“My favorite part about the event is all the different foods to eat in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion building.”
– Brittney Muenster, District 7
Vernon County Fair
When: September 15-19
Cost: Adults, $8; Seniors (65+), $5; Children 6 to 15, $4; Children 5 and younger, Free
Description: The county fair is such a great event with entertainment for the entire community while providing a platform for individuals, young and old, to exhibit their work and talent.
“My favorite part about the event is the Little Britches Rodeo. It’s so special to witness the kiddos first showman experiences. They have so much excitement and pride when they get to bring their calves to the fairgrounds for the first time.”
– Krista Klinkner, District 3
Additional fairs take place across Wisconsin all summer long. Find the details on a fair near you at wifairs.com/events/fairs.
Find additional events and activities at wiagtourism.com.
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