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Belmont Fair starts Thursday night
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BELMONT — The 98th annual Belmont School and Community Fair, the oldest community fair in Wisconsin, will be held Thursday through Wednesday.

The fair book is available on the Belmont schools website,

Events start Thursday with Stunt Night and the crowning of the fair king and queen at 7:30 p.m. Belmont Fair King and Queen candidates are seniors Brandon Wedig and Allison Linneman, juniors Kyle Van Bogaert and Jordyn Kamps, sophomores Lucas Haag and Brianna Riechers, and freshmen Raine Voigts and Maddie Eastlick.

Dairyland Amusements carnival rides will be open Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday at noon. A wristband special will set one price for rides Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The Belmont Fair football game, this season against Cassville, will be Friday at 7 p.m.

The annual parade will be held down Main Street Saturday starting at 10 a.m., with trophies awarded at the football field at 11:15 a.m.

Displays will be open in the Belmont Grade School Gym beginning Saturday at 11 a.m.

Livestock judging will take place at 12:15 p.m. in dairy, beef, swine, sheep, goat, poultry and rabbit. The livestock auction will be held at 2:15 p.m. The Horse Show will be held Sunday at noon.

A pasty dinner will be held in the school cafeteria at 11 a.m. Ray and Camilla McDonald will provide live entertainment from noon to 2 p.m. A teen dance for high school students will be held in the grade school gym from 7 to 11 p.m.

The first co-ed kickball tournament will be held at Bond Park Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m., with the championship game Sunday at 11 a.m.

A car show will be held Saturday at noon. The tractor and garden tractor pull will be held Sunday at noon.

The Fair Ecumenical Service will be held at Ken Leahy Memorial Park Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Chicken catching and novelties will be at the High School football field Sunday at 1 p.m., followed by the name the animal drawing at 2 p.m.

The final Belmont Fair event will be the livestock carcass contest at Avon Locker in Darlington Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. A buyer and seller appreciation dinner will be held at The Sports Page in Belmont Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Though it is two years from now, the 100th Belmont School and Community Fair will be held Sept. 11–14, 2014. To pass on ideas, call Lynette Dornink, 762-5687, Karla Stoney, 778-8710, or Denise Tolzman, 642-0523.