From it beginning in 1850s, the Walworth County Fair has been one of the leading county fairs in the Midwest, having been recognized by several publications as a leader in programs for youth through its junior department and adults through its open class exhibits.
The association grounds and building are a model in the fair industry and presently include nearly 100 acres in the city of Elkhorn.
During its existence the fair has received the support of the entire County of Walworth as well as surrounding counties. The success of your fair has been due not only to the solid foundation upon which it was laid, but also through the united support of all its members which totaled 7,500 in 2009.
It is with the future of the fair in mind that the board of the Walworth County Agricultural Society, Inc. founded the Walworth County Fair Foundation Inc. on November 1, 2001 to build an endowment fund for the future needs of the fair. This will also ensure that new programs can continue to provide the citizens of our area with a wholesome and educational experience throughout the next century.