The Pierce County Fair Open Class exhibit entry deadline is Wednesday, June 19 at 4:30 p.m.

Remember to turn in your Open Class entry forms (found on page 11 of the Fair book) to the Pierce County Fair Office at 364 N. Maple - Box 922, Ellsworth, WI 54011. Any forms that are mailed to the office must be postmarked by June 19!

If you are from St. Croix, Dunn and Pepin counties, you are eligible to exhibit at the Pierce County Fair. We welcome our good neighbors.

So what is Open Class really? Open Class is the area of the fair where young and old alike can enter their items at the Fair. There are many options and opportunities to enter at the Pierce County Fair. There are six different animal departments: Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Goats, Poultry and Rabbits. For the non-animal exhibitors, there are nine departments to choose from: Plant & Soil, Flowers & Houseplants, Natural Science (honey, maple syrup, wine, and homebrew beer), Cultural Arts, Photography, Foods, Clothing, Knitting & Crocheting, and Home Furnishings.

All entry information can be found within the Pierce County Fair book. The new 2019-2020 Fair book has been available from the Fair Office or local businesses throughout Pierce County since May. It is also online at www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.htm by clicking on the right hand side under Fair Book.

Once you have had an opportunity to identify a few items that are of interest to you, go ahead and jot them down on the entry form, attach your $15 open class entry fee and drop it in the mail or at our office prior to the June 19 deadline.

If you enjoy the spirit of competition or just want to try something new, consider exhibiting at the Pierce County Fair in August. If you have any questions, contact the Fair Office at 715-273-6874 or Ann Webb at awebb@co.pierce.wi.us. Come with your exhibit and put yourself in the center of the action Aug. 8-11, 2019. The theme is "Shake Up Your Summer at the Pierce County Fair."