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Rosholt FairIs it just us or does it seem like we blinked and all of a sudden it was September? We feel like we were just talking about Memorial Day, and now school is back in session and we are on the heels of Labor Day Weekend.

Although this weekend is unofficially known as the end of summer, we look forward to Labor Day because that means it’s time for the Portage County Fair that happens right here in Rosholt.

You might be surprised to learn that there is a long history associated with our fair. The planning began back in May 1921 when the Rosholt Advancement Association decided to host a picnic that would coincide with the Portage County Guernsey Breeders Association. The event was a success as became an official fair in 1922. The receipts of the first year totaled $228.76, and expenses were $226.46, leaving $2.30 for profits. The profit was a “decided success” and the event became known as the Rosholt Community Free Fair.

The fair takes place every year from Friday to Monday and is fun for the whole family. So many activities take place during the weekend including live music, a parade, hot air balloon rides, laser light show, mini tractor pulls, carnival rides, games and more. Of course, you’ll see award-winning animals from our local 4-H and FFA members. You can also learn about the town’s history in the Pioneer Museum. See the entire event calendar.

If you’re still looking for something to do for Labor Day Weekend, we encourage you to visit Rosholt and attend the 89th Annual Portage County Fair. You’re sure to find activities for the whole family.

The Lions Pride office will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. We wish you a safe, fun holiday!