The first Outagamie County Fair was held in Seymour in 1885 and was a place for local farmers to showcase their cattle and crops. By the 1960’s big name entertainment was the main draw as Roger Miller and Frank Sinatra performed in front of a packed grandstand. The list of entertainers over the decodes has included The Osmonds, George Jones and Willie Nelson, but the Fair Association never lost sight of their mission. The mission to provide a place for the youth of Outagamie County to showcase their skills in raising and showing animals, crafts, crops and products.
The times are a changing but the future for the Outagamie County Fair is not in doubt. In fact, the future is very bright. Each year builds on the great tradition, the Board continues to book top talent for family entertainment, and the fair generates thousands of entries to be judged from youth and adults.
Today the volunteer Fair Board is continues to strive toward insuring that the Outagamie County Fair can continue its theme of Great Tradition, Great Family Entertainment and Great Experience for Youth.