The fair started well over a century ago, and has changed a good deal since then to match changes in the local Barron County culture and interests. However, there is one mainstay that has remained constant since the 19th century — the Horse Harness Racing, which is usually held over two nights, with large numbers of horses competing to win their heats. Other fair events include the carnival, chainsaw carving shows, tractor pulls, the “Fairest of the Fair” pageant, various 4-H youth group activities and contests, and animal competition shows (goat, draft horses, cattle, rabbits, hogs, sheep,
cat, poultry, llama, etc).
The Barron County fair divides exhibit competition between open and junior classes.The junior level is open to 4-H youth who exhibit products, projects, or animals. At Barron County, youth are able to enter exhibits in
many project categories.
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