How sweet it is that the Washburn County Fair will “Bee” back in 2021!

-June 11, 2020-

In 1946 with an outbreak of Polio, the Washburn County fair was postponed from August until October. It was held for just one day to allow all youth exhibitors to show their projects.

Fast forward to 2020, with a Covid-19 Pandemic obstructing all avenues of large gatherings, the Washburn County Fair Association once again has been faced with a difficult decision. What should we do with the fair? No matter how the equation was written with the “new” rules of social distancing and sanitation, a traditional fair with a carnival, food venders, commercial, exhibits in all buildings, stage entertainment and happy kids working in the 4-H food stand would not be possible.

A modified fair was then discussed in the hope that the youth would be able to show their projects. The line-up would be all non-animal projects on one day and the animals split by species and shown on different days. Everything would be sanitized between shows with limited public access. When all was said and done, with paper ballets the motion to hold a modified fair failed and the Washburn County Fair was cancelled for 2020. A unanimous ballet was then passed stating that all 2020 graduating youth will be allowed to show in 2021.

The decision to cancel the fair was not an easy one but the Fair Association had to keep the health and safety of all fair participants (youth, volunteers, fair goers, commercial, venders and entertainers) in their thoughts when making this decision. The 2021 fair promises to “Bee” the best, July 22-25!  The Washburn County Fair Association appreciates your support and understanding and cannot wait to see you at next year’s fair because some of the sweetest things happen at the Washburn County Fair.

New for 2020!

Compeer Financial Blue Ribbon Project

Compeer Financial knows how much you love your fair and how much you’ll miss it during these challenging times. That’s why we are proud to announce the Blue Ribbon Project Contest. We want to recognize 4-H and FFA members who have been working hard all year on their projects, even without a fair this year. Submit a picture of your projects – from cooking, to electricity to livestock and everything in between and submit a brief description of what your project means to you and why. The first 1,000 submissions will receive a free t-shirt.


The 2020 Fair marks the 109th running of the Washburn County Fair in Washburn County, Wisconsin!


The Washburn County Fair aims to provide a competitive platform for open and youth exhibitors, as well as safe and fun entertainment to all members of the community.

Photography (c) Gina Ailport

Important Dates

April 1st, 2020 - Fairest of the Fair Entires due!

July 2, 2020 - All Entries due for Youth 

- There will be no Pullorum blood testing this year for

-poultry per order of the state (does not include turkeys) -

July 16, 2020 - Fair Set Up [5-9pm]

July 23, 2020 - Non-animal Entries due for Adults

July 23 - 26, 2019 - 2020 Washburn Co Fair

Important Dates


Thursday July 24th

Entries due in by Noon                             8:00am-12:00pm

(exception: dairy cattle)

Dairy cattle due in by 6:00                        8:00am-6:00pm

Livestock Weigh-in                                    9:00am


Wednesday July 23th

All Poultry & Rabbits must be                6:00pm - 8:00pm     at the Fairgrounds for Vet Checks

New Website How-To

Unsure How to use the New Website?

This format is designed to be as user friendly as possible! To find what you are looking for see the page menu at the top of page and hover over each tab. Each tab is labelled for an easy break down, and has related pages underneath them.

How to find the Online Entries?

Online Entries can be found on the 'Online Entries' page underneath the 'Exhibitors/Entries' tab on the site menu at the top of every page.

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8000 West Beaverbrook Avenue

Spooner, WI 54801

For Fair Entry Questions: (715)-791-0359 Kiersten

Background Photography (c) Gina Ailport 

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