The fairground gates will open Friday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. with wristbands available for $15 from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 and from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 2.
“A new change this year is that we added another day for ride wristbands,” Chris Martin, Rosholt Fair coordinator said.
Saturday’s annual parade will start at noon at Rosholt High School. Road access for commuters will not be available during the time of the parade.
“Highway 66 will be closed through Rosholt for the parade,” said parade director, Deb Morgan.
The road closure is relatively new to the fair, starting in 2010, to give participants and spectators along the route the opportunity to “equally enjoy the parade without an active lane of traffic sharing the roadway” said a press release from the Rosholt Fair Association.
“People will have to arrive before noon if they want to watch the parade; otherwise they will have to come in through the Maple Street entrance,” said Martin. “As soon as noon comes Highway 66 will be shut down from Highway A to Highway I.”
Participants in the 2013 parade are returning veterans such as the Rosholt American Legion and Honor Guards. This year’s parade marshal will be Kate Zdroik, who runs the Rosholt Record and Wisconsin Territories.
“She was influential in getting the Rosholt Library expanded,” Morgan said. “Her name came up more than any other name.
“After the parade we will have nonstop entertainment until the band starts in the evening,” Morgan said.
This year’s fair entertainment will include magic shows, WithoutExcuse, B. Andrews Band, Johnny Wad, Tuscan Road and Polka County Drifters. There will also be a market animal sale, pony rides, softball and horseshoe games, sawmill and blacksmith, bingo, games and demolition derby. The Malcolm Rosholt Pioneer Museum will also be open for tours.
“Even though it is advertised there will be no helicopter rides this year,” Martin said. “We have new food and a bigger variety to choose from; the dinner stand has expanded their menu to include BBQ chicken.
“We’ve repainted the inside of the exhibit barn, put in a new road, made plenty of handicap parking and shuttle services available, leveled the ground and put in new electrical services and drainage,” Martin said. “I don’t know if people will notice a lot of these things but we’ve been working.”
Parking is free; and handicap parking and shuttle services will be available. Admission for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is $3 each day, weekend passes are available for $8 and 12 and younger may enter for free. There is no admission charge Monday. The fair will be held rain or shine. No carry-ins are allowed.
This year’s sponsors include Wellers Auto Salvage, Community First Bank, Schierl Tires and Service, Subway, The Store, Trigs, LCK Transport LLC., Rosholt Fire and Rescue Department, Betro Floorings, Y106.5, Hot 96.7, 103.3 WGLX, Big Cheese 107.9, 101.9 WDEZ and WSAW.
“We’re a fair that has been growing consecutively for the last three years and we’re hoping for a fourth year this year,” Martin said. “Jim Christman of Christman Amusements said our fair is one of the few fairs in the state that has grown each year.”
A complete schedule of event times and locations can be found online at www.rosholtfair.com/scheduleofevents.shtml.
Friday, Aug. 30
8 p.m.: Raised Reckless
Saturday, Aug. 31
2 to 3 p.m.: WithoutExcuse
3 to 4 p.m.: Magic & Mayhem Stage Show
4 to 5 p.m.: B. Andrews Band
5 to 6 p.m.: WithoutExcuse
6 to 7 p.m.: Magic & Mayhem Stage Show
7 to 8 p.m.: B. Andrews Band
8:30 p.m.: Johnny Wad
Sunday, Sept. 1
1 to 5 p.m.: Duane Burclaw & the Golden Aces
4:30 p.m.: Magic & Mayhem Stage Show
7:30 p.m.: Magic & Mayhem Stage Show
8 p.m.: Tuscan Road
Monday, Sept. 2
1 to 5 p.m. Polka Country Drifters