In Winnebago County, the County Fair is run by the Fair Association (WCFA), an independently operated non-profit association made up of Winnebago County residents who VOLUNTEER their time throughout the year to plan, organize, fund-raise and coordinate all aspects of the County Fair.

WCFA Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws
(last reviewed/updated: December 2021)

A Board of Directors for the Association is elected annually; this group of 19 volunteers meet monthly (see schedule below), are the primary decision making group for the Fair and carry out all Fair Business throughout the year.

Directors serve a 3 year term and are elected at the Association’s Annual Meeting.

Directors must be:


After our Annual Elections, we still have 6 director positions available for 2022. If you are interested in being on the Board of Directors, please contact Mike Domke at winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com or 920-685-3013.



More Information about WCFA:


Upcoming Meetings of the Fair Association’s Board of Directors:

We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 7pm. The public, fair volunteers and/or anyone interested in running for a position on the Board of Directors is welcome to attend meetings! We are currently meeting in-person at the James P Coughlin Center (JPCC), 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh.

There are several months that the meeting schedule is different:

  • No meeting in JULY as we are setting up for the Fair. If there is any business that does need to be scheduled it will be on the 3rd Thursday in July – please email us with any time-sensitive business requests for July (winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com)
  • No meeting in NOVEMBER – We hold an annual volunteer recognition banquet in November.
  • DECEMBER is our Annual Association Meeting and Elections. Thursday, December 8, 2022. Location TBD. All Association Members (those who purchased a membership/weekly pass) will be emailed/mailed an invitation for the Annual Meeting.
  • Board Members – Mark your Calendars for the 2023 Annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention January 8-11, 2023 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

2022 Meeting Dates:

January 27 • February 24 • March 24 • April 28 • May 26 • June 23 • July TBD
Fair Set-up begins July 26 • County Fair August 3-7 • Fair take-down until August 12
August 25 • September 22 • October 27
November – Volunteer Recognition Banquet • Annual Meeting December 8, 2022

Attention Fair Volunteers, Superintendents and members of the public:

In order to increase accuracy of communication and record keeping, the Fair Board approved a new process at the February 2020 Board Meeting. Items of business that require a decision or response from the Fair Board must be submitted in writing. This includes all events/activities that happen in the name of the WCFA or are held on the fairgrounds during the County Fair.
• Items must be submitted 9 days prior to the meeting to be on the current agenda for discussion.
• Items that are submitted after agenda is published or brought up during appearances from the audience will be placed on a future agenda for discussion.
• Events/Activities/Rules, etc that are approved will receive a written response from the WCFA.


Previous Meetings (under construction – please contact our Secretary if you need information about previous meetings winnebagocountyfairsecretary@gmail.com)


Winnebago County Fair
Annual Meeting Announcement

The Winnebago County Fair Association (WCFA) will be holding their annual meeting and elections for the Board of Directors on Thursday, December 9 at 7pm at the Sunnyview Exposition Center – Expo Hall. The December Board of Directors meeting will be held immediately following the full Association meeting (approx. 8:30pm). This meeting will include any newly elected Board members.

You are a member of the Association if you purchased a 2021 Weekly Fair Pass/Membership ($30/$35). Being a member of the Association includes voting privileges at the Annual Meeting. Join us Dec. 9 to hear the 2021 annual report, to discuss 2022 plans/ideas & to elect the 2022 Board of Directors.

The Winnebago County Fair Association Annual Meeting Thursday, December 9 at 7pm  •  Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E County Road Y, Oshkosh WI  •  Accepting Board Nominations Now  •  https://winnebagocountyfaironline/get-involved/

WCFA members who are 18 years old and live in Winnebago County are eligible to run for the Board. The Board of Directors is currently made up of 19 total positions. Positions Available: 7 three-year terms (these are part of the normal 3-year rotation of positions for re-election) and 2 two-year terms due to resignations. You can make nominations by email, phone or at the meeting. All nominees must be present in person on Dec. 9 to be put on the final ballot.

This is an in-person meeting and is open to the public. If you need a remote option for attendance, please contact Jody at winnebagocountyfairtreasurer@gmail.com or 920-267-2473.

Light meal provided: Taco Bar and Desserts from Curvy Hill Farm.

The full Association meeting will be immediately followed by a Board of Directors Meeting.
Tentative Schedule:
– Raffle Drawing: 7:00pm
– Association Meeting: 7:15pm-8:30pm
– Light Meal: 8:30pm
– Board of Directors Meeting: 9:00pm


  • Thursday, June 24 • 7pm
    ZOOM: http://bit.ly/3qm7cqI
    In-person: NEW LOCATION for JUNE
    James P Coughlin Center (JPCC)
    625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, May 27 • 7pm
    ZOOM: http://bit.ly/3qm7cqI
    In-person: Winkler’s Westward Ho
    Ballroom/Banquet area in back
    4905 County Hwy S, Oshkosh, WI 54904
  • Thursday, April 22 • 7pm
    To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: http://bit.ly/3qm7cqI
  • Thursday, March 25 • 7pm
    To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: http://bit.ly/3qm7cqI
  • Thursday, February 25 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: http://bit.ly/3qm7cqI
  • Thursday, January 28 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    We will be having a hybrid meeting this month. To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: http://bit.ly/3qm7cqI
  • Thursday, December 10
    Annual Meeting & Elections 7:00PM (Annual Agenda.pdf)
    Board of Directors Regular Meeting to follow (Regular Agenda.pdf)
    • We are doing a hybrid meeting this month. To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: https://bit.ly/35qPivn
    • Paid Association Members may join in person, details were sent to all members by mail/email.
  • November – NEW! We will be meeting on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm (Agenda.pdf).
    We will be having a hybrid meeting this month. To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: https://bit.ly/2I4LJCi
  • Thursday, October 22 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    We will be having a hybrid meeting this month. To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: https://bit.ly/3ocQdad
  • Thursday, August 27 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    We will be having a hybrid meeting this month. To allow for social distancing, the public is invited to join us on ZOOM: https://bit.ly/3ljcdyS
  • Thursday, April 23 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    • April’s meeting will be on ZOOM due to current social distancing guidelines and the Governor’s Safer at Home Order.
    • The public is welcome to join us as always.
    • Please register to get connection info for the meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kdO2oqD0uHtQ0ih–7dUB2fYXqQeJ5XKI (if you have not downloaded ZOOM to your device, you will be prompted to do so to register)
    • Need dial-up info to join the meeting by phone only? Contact the WCFA at 920-685-3013.
  • Thursday, March 26 • 7pm CANCELLED (due to COVID-19)
    Please Stay Safe & Healthy Everyone! Keep yourself informed, visit Winnebago County Health Department COVID-19
    SWINE SHOW INPUT: If you have input on whether the swine show should be Terminal vs Non-Terminal, please complete this survey by Monday, March 30: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZLCY3C6
  • Thursday, February 27 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, January 23 • 7pm (Agenda.pdf)
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh

December Meeting

  • ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING • Thursday, December 12 • 7pm
  • BOARD MEETING • Thursday, December 12 • 9pm
  • Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Annual Meeting Agenda includes an annual report of the 2019 Fair and Elections for the Board of Directors. Voting is open to all Fair Membership/Pass holders. Come vote for your 2020 Board of Directors!
  • We have 6 positions open on our Board of Directors this year. If interested in running for the board, contact us at winnebagocountyfair@gmail.com
  • NO Public Meeting in NOVEMBER
    Volunteer Recognition Banquet to be held in mid-November (invite only)
  • Thursday, October 24 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, September 26 • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh
  • Thursday, August 22nd • 7pm
    James P Coughlin Center, 625 E County Road Y, Oshkosh