- Lincoln County Fair organizers think new attractions will get more people to come to their fair this weekend.
The fair needs to stay competitive because two other local fairs will happen at the same time. Both the Oneida County Fair and the Wisconsin Valley Fair in Wausau will also start this week.
Usually the Lincoln County Fair doesn't happen on the same week as the other two. But organizers needed to push it back this year so they could work with a new carnival.
Lincoln County Fair organizers aren't worried about the competition. They have a new carnival this year and a few new attractions. One of them is a tiger show.
"He's got the cats jumping through rings. He has them up in the stands and they're rolling over," explained Lincoln County Fair president Dale Christiansen. "The cats will also walk tightrope 12 feet above the ground and they're the only cats in the country that can do this."
Organizers think the local focus of the Lincoln County Fair will also help the fair stand out. They like to think of the fair as a community festival with a fair atmosphere. They have a lot of events that involve the community.
"This year we [will] introduce the Outhouse Races and a lot of our local community organizations and clubs are sponsoring teams. It's an event where you come out and watch your neighbors compete. That's one thing that sets us apart," said Christiansen.
The fair starts this Wednesday and it's free to attend.
|Story By: Karolina Buczek