Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Eau Claire County Fair 2015

photos by Amy Marsh, Caitlyn Berlin

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The annual Eau Claire County Fair took place Wednesday, July 29 through Sunday, August 2. Every year it focuses on youth and family-centered fair, with animal judging, 4-H exhibits, low cost games and activities for children, and educational exhibits. Photos are from Wednesday through Friday.

Northern Wisconsin State Fair 2015

photos by Kelsey Smith

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The Northern Wisconsin Fair took place July 8-12 at the fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls and included all your fair favorites: deep fried food, live music, animals, and over a mile of carnival rides and attractions.

Warriors & Warlords XXII

photos by Luong Huynh

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Warriors & Warlords XXII was a four-day-long Society for Creative Anachronism camping event in the heart of the "Kingdom of Northshield," in scenic Osseo, Wisconsin. It featured a number of classes, skill showcases, vendors, and much more.

Danger Zone: Flying Mike Wiskus

photos by Nicolas Halseth

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V1 intern James strapped into the front of a two-seat "Pitts" aircraft for aerobatic stunts with pilot Mike Wiskus of Lucas Oil Air Shows, all part of the Chippewa Valley Air Show 2015. You can read more about the experience here.

High Flyers at the Mehara Shrine Circus

photos by Kelsey Smith

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The Chippewa Valley's annual summertime visit from the Mehara Shrine Circus featured the daring deeds of numerous high-flying aerialists, trapeze artists, and other death-defiers. Photos are from Carson Park, Wednesday June 17.

Cinder City Days 2015

photos by Kelsey Smith

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Cinder City Days is a community event in Altoona for all ages, with live music, a carnival, a parade, a softball tourney, a dart tourney, a bean bag tourney, charcoal chicken, a car show, an annual craft and vendor sale, and more.