ONEIDA COUNTY FAIR COMMITTEE INC
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location315 S ONEIDA AVE STE 202RHINELANDER, WI 54501 United States
The Oneida County Fair is dedicated to providing all ages with high-quality educational and entertaining experiences within a safe and healthy environment, an event for the participation and enjoyment of the entire family, citizens, and visitors and to be an effective showcase of our County’s amenities and talents.
The Oneida County Fair was first introduced to the citizens of Oneida County in August of 1896. It was also the year that famed writer, timber cruiser and hometown prankster Gene Shepard brought his mythical creature, the Hodag, from timber camp folklore to real life. For the price of one thin dime, the community got a peek at the creature that would soon become infamous - not just to the community but worldwide! Over the years, the Fair has had several homes. It began in the early 1900s just east of town at a formally dedicated Fairgrounds, which doubled as the first Oneida County Airport. It later transferred to Lake Tomahawk and then moved to the Hodag Country Festival grounds. Today, the Oneida County Fair has a new home among the towering pines of Pioneer Park. This Historical Complex is also the home of the country's oldest logging museum, a historic railroad depot built in 1892, a Civilian Conservation Corps museum, an early 1900s schoolhouse, an outboard motor museum, and a completely restored historical sawmill.