CO FAIR - HAY BALE

When you see people tossing bales of hay, you know you’re at the

Kenosha County Fair.

Bobbing for apples and shucking corn are among the challenges people taking part in the new Ag Olympics at the Kenosha County Fair this year will face.

“It’s going to be a fun night of goofy antics,” event organizer Jenny Happ said.

The event, free and open to the public to enter, is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 14) at the fair’s Show and Sale Arena.

Registration will be held from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Skills that you might have learned around the farmstead will come in handy at the Ag Olympics.

The competition is divided into four age categories: Junior (ages 8-11); Intermediate (ages 12-14, on two-person teams); Senior (ages 15-18, on two-person teams); and Adults (at least 19 years of age, on two-person teams). Each age group will be limited to 10 teams.

Contests will vary by age group and include things such as the Hurry Up Gardener Race, Feed Haul Race and the Feed Pan Egg Toss.

Happ said the idea came about after fair directors attended the state convention and learned about similar contests at other fairs.

Organizers attended the Monroe County fair to see the contest in action.

“We decided to see how it would go over,” Happ said, adding they did not include the “cricket spitting” contest held elsewhere.

But there will be people tossing tires and taking part in pedal races.

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