The Agri-Puppets will make their debut at the Green Lake County Fair this year. They will put on a show several times each day. 			    			        submitted photo
The Agri-Puppets will make their debut at the Green Lake County Fair this year. They will put on a show several times each day. submitted photo

   The Green Lake County Fair will take folks around the world as it celebrates the area’s agricultural legacy, Thursday to Sunday.

   The family-friendly event offers a variety of entertainment options including contests, carnival rides, free face painting, a hypnotist, livestock animal shows, demolition derby and tractor pull, along with a few new attractions.

   Each year, the fair has a different theme. This year’s theme is “Around the World.”

   Each barn on the fairgrounds will represent a different country and the exhibition building will represent the United States.

   A kid’s contest centered around the theme will involve children being given a passport; they must get it stamped by each “country” to complete the activity.

   This is the first year that Fair Coordinator Kim Zills hasn’t hand-picked the theme.

   “I’ll usually look online or through catalogs and find cute decorations,” Zills said. “But this year, I was approached by two of the livestock youth and they wanted to do an ‘Around the World’ theme.”

   Read the full story, including the first community service project the fair has sponsored, in the Aug. 1, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.