TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) -

Monroe County is celebrating more than 150 years of rich agriculture tradition.

The  158th annual county fair kicked off Wednesday in Tomah. Thousands of people will be taking part in the four day celebration. There are carnival rides, live music, great food, and even a rodeo. Organizers were doing some last minute set up before it opened.

Their hard work is just one of the reasons the fair has become such a popular attraction.

"For the population of our county, it's a fairly larger fair. We'd like to say were in the top 20% the state, which is pretty good out of the 70 some fairs going on in the state," said Chris Schreier, President of the Monroe Co. Agriculture Society.

The fair runs through Sunday.