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Read by Cyndy Hubbard, Mava Clark, and Howard Sherpe.

2014 Vernon County Fair Entrance SignOne September day in 1856 a group of pioneers held the first fair on Viroqua’s Main Street. Their goal was to exhibit the agricultural opportunities here, thereby drawing new business and commerce into the area. Little did they know their idea would blossom into a five-day spectacular that would eventually draw over 6,000 exhibitors and upwards of 25,000 spectators!
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