by Laura Kocum
on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 10:51pm.
Shake the Lake may be over, but there are several fireworks events to be enjoyed this week. The Wisconsin State Journal has a solid list of them here.
But if you're looking for fun that lasts all day, or even all week long, look no further than the Stoughton Fair. The annual fair kicks off Wednesday morning at the Stoughton Fairgrounds (Mandt Park). This five day event celebrates agriculture, community and old-fashioned neighborly fun. At 9 a.m., you can watch the beef show. Then, starting at noon, there are carnival rides for all ages. Rides are purchased by ticket, or a wristband may be purchased for a full-day's use. Buy your wristband by Tuesday night, and receive discounted rates. Live music continues throughout the afternoon, with Josh Cohen performing at the Moyers Music Pavilion. Then enjoy tractor and truck pulls beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and children under 7 are free with a paying adult. Then, enjoy more live music by Beth Kille with Michael Tully.
The fair continues through the rest of the week, with events scheduled all day every day through Sunday. Each day, enjoy the animals on exhibit, carnival rides, live music, award winning food, and lively evening events. Younger guests may enjoy the pizza eating contest on Friday. Adults can join in the pie-eating contest later that day. Saturday includes a rodeo style show in the evening and Sunday offers another tractor pull. The fair culminates with a fireworks show on Sunday evening, at dusk.
Organizers look forward to this annual event, and strive to offer good, clean fun for the whole family. Special attention has been made to ensure that all ages and economic backgrounds can enjoy the fair's many events. Whether you call Stoughton home, or just enjoy visiting a Madison suburb on occasion, the annual fair promises to be an enjoyable way to celebrate the 4th of July week.