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Price County Fair starts WednesdaySubmitted: 08/19/2014

Ben Meyer
Managing Editor / Senior Reporter
bmeyer@wjfw.com


PHILLIPS - People come from as far away as Milwaukee and Green Bay every year for the Price County Fair.

This year's fair starts Wednesday.

The same fairgrounds area just outside of Phillips has hosted the fair for more than a century.

We caught up with organizers and helpers making some final preparations at the fair.

They told us what people like best about the annual event.

"I think just the camaraderie with the community, the different activities. They come to see what's going in the exhibits and stuff," said fair volunteer Dee Eberhart. "A lot of it is the entertainment that's coming. The Demo Derby brings a big crowd for us, usually, every year."

The Price County Fair features different music every night.

Kids will like rides, games, and food.

They should also like something new at the fair this year.

"It's a six-by-twenty-foot mural that the kids can come up and color at their leisure, any time throughout the fair. If it gets filled up by the middle of the fair, we'll wash it off and they can start fresh again," Sue Polacek said.

The Price County Fair runs Wednesday through Sunday at the grounds near Phillips.

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