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La Crosse Interstate Fair kicks off this week

Published On: Jul 15 2014 09:46:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 15 2014 10:47:34 PM CDT

La Crosse's annual Interstate Fair kicks off this week.

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) -

La Crosse's annual Interstate Fair kicks off this week. It's the 124th year of the free event.

Volunteers were out Tuesday setting up to host the livestock, hobby displays and of course the big variety of food vendors.

Organizers are finally getting a break this year. High temperatures are expected to top out in the mid 80's, much nicer than the scorchers they've seen in recent years.

They're hoping it draws a bigger crowd to see the variety of showcases. "Photography to livestock to woodworking, there's a lot of flowers, a lot of things the normal person does after a job," said La Crosse County Agriculture Society President James McClintock.

The fair opens Wednesday at 4:45 in the afternoon and runs through Sunday evening.

You can find it at the fairgrounds on County Road M, just north of Highway 16 in West Salem. Parking and admission is free.

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