August 10, 2017 11:14 PM
IRON RIVER, Wis. - The 122nd annual Bayfield County Fair kicked off in Iron River, Wisconsin on Thursday.
In addition to the fun, the youth development group 4-H provides an educational aspect to the fair.
"4-H is a big component of the county fair. You can come and see lots of great exhibits for anything from animals to food and quilting, everything you can think of," said Mary Motiff, Bayfield County Fair Director.
Kelli Tuttle, General Leaders of Drum & Explorers 4-H Club, says that both the education and the fun part of the fair are needed.
"I think one without the other would never work, so you really need both aspects of the fair to get families to come out and kids to participate," said Tuttle.
She says she thinks 4-H is one of the best parts about the Bayfield County Fair.
"We have everything fair related, so we have the carnival, we have the fair foods, but there is a lot of kids in our county that participate in 4-H and they're all here with their family," said Tuttle.
Brielle Mesik is one of those who is a 4-H member. She is carrying on her family's tradition of showing animals.
"It feels really good to have family that teach me how to do it, and to know that now I'm the new generation doing it," said Mesik.
Mesik is part of the second generation of kids.
Her family has been showing animals off and on since 1979.
The fair will run till Sunday.
Tickets are $12 for the general admission with kids getting in for free all weekend.
Updated: August 10, 2017 11:14 PM
Created: August 10, 2017 11:10 PM
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