Old World County Fair
Saturday, September 18, 2010 - Sunday, September 19, 2010 10 am-5 pm
Back by popular demand! Join in the re-creation of an 1860s county fair, with livestock judging, historic music, children's games, displays of heirloom produce, flowers and farm implements.
Visitors of all ages, including men, women and children, are encouraged to enter a home-baked pie or bread for professional judging. Premiums similar to those given for baked goods at the Walworth County Agricultural Fairs of the 1850s and '60s will be awarded to the winners. For a $3 entry fee per pie or bread, Old World Wisconsin will supply one recipe and a baking pan (pans will be available at the museum store or online). Total entries will be capped at 50 pies and 50 breads but participants can enter as many times as they wish.
All premium entries will be registered, displayed and judged at Caldwell Hall during the two-day Old World County Fair event: breads only on Saturday, Sep 18, from 10 am to noon; pies only on Sunday, Sep 19, from 10 am to noon. Mitch Teich, producer of Milwaukee Public Radio's "Lake Effect" show, will judge the breads on Saturday. Mary Bergin, Wisconsin travel and food writer and author of the weekly "Roads Traveled" column, "Sidetracked in Wisconsin" and "Hungry for Wisconsin," will judge the pies on Sunday. Joining them as judges both days are experts from Blackhawk Technical College's Culinary Arts program, program coordinator Joe Wollinger and executive pastry chef Katie Thomas.
Look for the pre-packaged recipes, baking pans and entry guidelines in the museum store. If you visit the Old World County Fair on Sunday, you can enjoy an old-fashioned County Fair Picnic.
Adults $16; children (5-17) $9 (children under 5 are free); students and senior citizens (65 and over) $14; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $43. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass.
Venue: Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin documents the settlement of 19th- and early 20th-century Wisconsin. It comprises an 1870s crossroads village and 10 ethnic farmsteads located on 576 acres of wooded hills in the Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest.
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
PO Box 69
Phone: For recorded information call 262-594-6300; during operating hours call 262-594-6301.