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Take on the Tomah Event of the Summer: The Monroe County Fair!

Carnival rides, fair food, farm animals, shows, and entertainment, the Monroe County Fair has been a summer staple in Tomah, Wisconsin for decades! Whether you’ve never been, or the fair is an annual summer tradition, there’s always something new, exciting and fun at the fair every July. Held annually at Tomah's Recreation Park, add the fair to your summer bucket list, and purchase your tickets now!


A girl shows her pig at the county fair

Livestock Shows and Farming Traditions
For many, the heart of the county fair lies in its agricultural roots. Livestock pens bustle with activity as proud farmers showcase their prized animals, from fluffy rabbits and sleek horses to majestic cattle and plump pigs. It's a chance for rural communities to come together and celebrate the timeless traditions of farming and animal husbandry, passing down skills and knowledge from one generation to the next. At the Monroe County Fair, you can watch exhibit showings, including the Dog Agility, Draft Horse Halter Show, and Livestock Auction among lots of others. Be sure to explore the various show barns and get up close and personal with all the animals and livestock.


Teens on a ride at the county fair.

Carnival Rides and Games
What would a county fair be without the thrilling carnival rides and games? The Monroe County Fair always has a fun spread of amusements for all ages to enjoy. Take the family for a spin on the Ferris wheel, or watch the kids ride the amusement park rides to their hearts’ content. For even more fun, visit the rides and games in the evening when the sun has started to set to see all the carnival lights and attractions twinkling around the fairgrounds.


A cowboy on a horse during a rodeo

Entertainment & Events
Along with the carnival the Monroe County Fair has much more to offer! Each day of the fair features a range of entertainment options from live music and magic shows to tractor pulls and rodeos. There are , family midway shows and acts, beer garden bands and of course the grandstand shows that everyone looks forward to each year. Stop by the Antique/Farm Tractor Pull for lots of excitement and noise, or head to the rodeo to watch riders and cowboys face off in the Championship Rodeo. From live music performances to thrilling rodeo shows, the fair offers a smorgasbord of delights to keep visitors entertained from dawn till dusk!


A group of friends eating fair food.

Food & Drinks
The food is part of the experience! Come to the Monroe County Fair hungry and ready to graze through the colorful booths at the various vendor locations that offer tons of delicious fair food and beverage options. There are plenty of tasty favorites, like steaming hot deep-fried Wisconsin cheese curds, jumbo sized corn dogs, and other fried delights. Be sure to save room for desserts, too, with funnel cakes, slushies, ice cream, and more fair delicacies!

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