Applications are now available for the Wisconsin State Fair 2021 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their lives to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years. The 2021 Wisconsin State Fair will take place Aug. 5-15 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
To qualify for the award, families are required to provide proof of continuous family ownership of a property in the state of Wisconsin for either the past 100 or 150 years. All property owners will be honored at a special Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award Program held Aug. 10 in conjunction with the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair.
Honorees will receive complimentary fair admission tickets, an invitation to the awards breakfast, a commemorative photo, a certificate and an outdoor display sign.
The Century Farm and Home Program began in 1948 in conjunction with the state of Wisconsin’s Centennial Celebration. There are currently 9,731 Century Farms and Homes nestled throughout the Badger State. The Sesquicentennial Program similarly originated in 1998 as part of the state’s Sesquicentennial Celebration and has since honored 955 families.
Applications for the Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award are available now and must be postmarked by the application deadline on March 1. Applications are not available online, and only one certificate may be issued per property.
To request a copy of either application, call Jill Albanese, director of competitive exhibits, at 414-777-0580, or write to: Century or Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Program, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis, WI 53214.