(WEAU) - Hammers and ladders was a popular sight the day before the fair opening. Workers fought the sun to setup rides and concessions for the weekend.
"It takes quite a bit of work considering we were just in Stoughton, Wisconsin Sunday and drove 200 miles," said General Manager, Danny Menge.
"We clean the food trailers when we leave the last site and then when we get there we clean them again. It’s extremely important to have a clean food concession," said Patrick Hadley, Concessions Manager.
The General Manager of the carnival says about 180 workers run rides, concessions and games.
But before the fair kicks off, its takes about 15 hours to setup food and 25 rides like the Blizzard and the Megadrop.
"It’s always been a very good fair for us. We love coming to Chippewa Falls," said Menge.
Even animals need time to prepare for the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, like one's owned by Brady Junker. He's been showing his chickens the past three years and is ready to show 10 of them at the Chippewa County Junior Fair.
"You got to wash them, clean them and just get them ready. You got to pick out your favorite ones to show," Brady Junker, showing chickens.
Meanwhile the Executive Director of the fair says it takes about a year to plan everything like how to supply electricity.
"It takes a lot of power. You see a lot of generators, you see the diesel trucks coming in here every day filling various generators up for the midway," said Rusty Volk, Executive Director.
"I'm just very proud to be part of it and it's just a good place to bring the family and just have a lot of fun," said Hadley.
"We're always prepared. We're ready," said Menge,