Kenosha County Fair gears up for 100th anniversary

Centennial Celebration seeks parade entries

The 2021 Kenosha County Fair has been 100 years in the making.

The Kenosha County Fair Centennial Celebration will be commemorated with a special parade, and anyone can be part of fair history with an entry.

The Centennial Celebration Parade will take place on the Kenosha County fairgrounds in Wilmot on August 22 at 11 a.m.

The parade will feature antique cars, vintage tractors and antique fire trucks, as well as local businesses and groups with a long-standing presence in Kenosha County. Youth clubs, service organizations and school bands will also be in the lineup.

Kenosha County Fair manager Denise Zirbel says that the parade committee is seeking entries, especially for antique vehicles.

“We want to give a salute to history in the parade,” says Zirbel. “But we need a variety of units, too. If you would like to participate, send us an entry form by Aug. 13. We’d be happy to consider your entry.”

Because the parade will be held on the fairgrounds, authorized units will be given free fair passes for entry. Parade lineup will begin at 9 a.m. and the parade starts promptly at 11 a.m. There is no fee to enter a unit in the parade, but admission to the fairgrounds will be required for spectators.

Zirbel recommends that fair visitors arrive early on Aug. 22.

“The fair opens at 8 a.m. Come see the animals and exhibits, watch the parade, stay for the demo derby and make a day of it!”

For more information about the 2021 Kenosha County Fair Centennial Celebration and parade, visit the website at and the Facebook page at facebook/KenoshaCountyFair. Parade entry applications can be requested by emailing [email protected].