Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Annual Northern Wisconsin State Fair Returns

Taylor Reisdorf, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Indulge in classic fair food while listening to live music, browsing and attending a wide range of exhibits and events, or hopping on a carnival ride at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. The fair, which has been a northern Wisconsin staple for more than a century, takes place at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls and runs from July 11-15. A massive mix of food vendors will be there serving up all sorts of deep-fried, boiled, baked, and grilled goodies. Musicians taking the main stage this year include Frankie Ballard, Chris Lane, Martina McBride, and Cheap Trick. Other featured performers include Jared Sherlock: Comic Magician & Illusionist, Kenny Ahern Physical Comic, Brady Luke, CJ & The Boys, and Unstable Boys. On top of all that, there are a variety of agricultural and scientific exhibits and events scattered throughout each day. The main entrance opens at 9am while the east entrance opens at 8am. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online, $10 for adults or $5 for children. A five-day adult pass costs $20. A daily schedule, details on additional pricing, and other information can be found online at northernwistatefair.com.

2018 Northern Wisconsin State Fair • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls • July 11-15 • 9am-10pm  Wednesday-Saturday • 9am-7pm Sunday • grandstand shows at 8pm and require a separate ticket • northernwistatefair.com

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.