ANTIGO - Langlade County takes pride in having a long-standing and successful County Fair.
In fact, the 131st annual fair will open on Wednesday.
On Monday, workers were in preparation mode. Within a few days, the fairgrounds will be ready to welcome thousands of visitors to the free fair.
"Today, the carnival will be working very hard to get everything set up," said Langlade County Fair Coordinator Rhonda Klement. "We'll see a lot of rides starting to come in, a lot of the games starting to come in, along with our vendors bringing in our tents and our coolers."
Klement has been coordinating the fair for 13 years.
She's pleased to have fireworks at the fair for the first time. They'll be on Wednesday night, ending the first day of a hectic week.
"You think you have everything ready, and you think you're very, very prepared, but there's always those last-minute things," Klement said. "So it's all the little things, the little things people don't notice."
Newswatch 12 will broadcast live from the Langlade County Fair on Thursday and Friday as part of our Long Summer Weekend series. Join us at 4, 5, and 6 both days for our live newscasts.