Wisconsin Valley Fair Organizers Say There's Lots of Work To Be Done Before The Gates Open

By: Ben Zblewski Email
By: Ben Zblewski Email

It's a summer tradition that brings together all of Central Wisconsin, and now the Wisconsin Valley Fair is only a day away.

But before the crowds can come in, organizers say there's still work to be done.

The Wisconsin Valley Fair may only be a day away, but before we get to enjoy the rides, the food, and the atmosphere there's a lot of work that needs to be done.

Mike Fischer with the Wausau Noon Optimists says, "Right now it's sort of a crazy day just to get everything in place."

As trucks come and go to set up this years fair, organizers are getting a chance to sit back and watch thier plans come to fruition.

Lisa Kumfer, the fair administrator says, "We actually start pretty much within the first month after the close of this fair. So probably by September we're starting to talk about what went well and what we need to change."

And it takes more than just making a few changes.

The fair administrator says they start booking their main stage acts as early as November.

With all of the hard work that goes into the fair, organizers say it's well worth it when they can finally open up the gates for the public.

Kumfer says, "When I walk around and look at the grounds before the fair, it's hard to imagine what it will look like. Once everything is set up and comes together I feel a real sense of accomplishment."

Fischer says, "It's pretty neat to see the whole thing come together and actually see everyone here have a good time."

And with a years worth of work only hours away from completion, it's going to mean a great time for all of us here in Central Wisconsin.

The fair opens tomorrow, and runs through Sunday.

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