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Waukesha County Fair no stranger to the heat

Posted at 5:56 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 19:46:50-04

At the Waukesha County Fair, people were finding any way to keep cool Thursday afternoon. Fair goers stopped at misting stations and carried around large jugs of water to stay hydrated.

The Waukesha County Fair is the oldest Fair in the State. Executive Director Chrissy Gluege said they know how to handle the changing weather.

"We have fans everywhere," said Gluege.

Connor Schoelzel, Owner of Main Squeeze Fruit Juice, said when it heats up people are looking for ways to quench their thirst. He hopes that means good business for this fresh-squeezed lemonade stand.

“The hotter the better I always say especially when we are making fruit juice like this,” he said.

Hartland Fire Department Chief David Dean suggest keeping cool towels on hand and most importantly staying hydrated.

“It’s really important to stay hydrated. If you get to the point where you are not sweating any more, you are definitely in some trouble,” said Chief Dean.

Chief Dean said if you are heading out with your kids to check their body temperature and make sure they are not overheating.

“Keep checking their skin and skin temps to see how they are doing. A little perspiration is ok it tells that the body is doing a good thing. Bring some portable ice packs if you have them and just pay attention to the children,” said Chief Dean.

The Waukesha County Fair runs through 7/21.