Food Stand

4-H Food Stand

The Food Stand is annual fundraiser put on and organized by the La Crosse County 4-H Food Stand Committee. The Food Stand is open for service during the La Crosse Interstate Fair in July and the Oktoberfest Races in September at the Fairgrounds in West Salem. All youth and clubs must participate at some point during the year by volunteering for a shift in the Food Stand in order to receive funding and scholarships for activities and events throughout the year by the 4-H Leaders Board. This is a fun and organized fundraiser!

2019 Food Stand Handbook

Annual Meeting

The annual Food Stand meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Hamilton Town Hall (N5105 Leonard St. N.) in West Salem. Each club must send at least 1 representative to attend. The agenda includes planning for the 2019 Fair. For questions and more information, contact Linda Saley at 608-486-2931 or Sue Kramer at rskburro69@msn.com.

La Crosse Interstate Fair

Thank you to all who helped at the 2018 La Crosse Interstate Fair Food stand! Final numbers are in – check out below to see how all your hard work paid off! The Food Stand sold (counts rounded):

  • 2,400 burgers and cheeseburgers
  • 800 brats & 2,700 hotdogs and chili dogs
  • 360 chicken sandwiches
  • 1,000 walking tacos
  • 192 pizza pies
  • 60 dessert pies
  • 400 ice cream squares & 720 Icees
  • 60 watermelons
  • 400 bags of chips
  • 4 5-gallon pails of pickles
  • 600 pounds of french frieds
  • 640 pounds of cheese curds
  • 190 cases of soda
  • 86 cases of bottled water

In total, we raised almost $20,000 for La Crosse County 4-H programming!

Oktoberfest Races

When: Friday, October 5th-Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Where: La Crosse Interstate Fairgrounds, N4985 Cty Rd M, West Salem, WI 54669

This will be a joint effort between the La Crosse County Agricultural Society and La Crosse County 4-H. Your help is greatly needed, especially if you were not able to do your part over Fair week! We are looking for volunteers to help set up and work the Saturday shift from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The Ag Society will be staffing the Friday shift.

To sign up, please contact Linda Saley at 608-486-2931 or Sue Kramer at rskburro69@msn.com by Monday, September 24th.

4-H Pancake Breakfast

When: Sunday, October 7th, 2018 from 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: La Crosse Interstate Fairgrounds, N4985 Cty Rd M, West Salem, WI 54669
Cost: $5.00/person; $3.00 per youth age 10 & under
no ticket pre-sales – all tickets must be purchased morning of

The 4-H Adult Leaders Association is sponsoring a pancake breakfast to be held in conjunction with the Oktoberfest Races. The Mindoro Lions will again supply their grills and labor in preparation. Both adults and youth volunteers are needed for set-up, serving and clean-up. Shifts will be from 7:30-10:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. To sign up, please contact Linda Saley at 608-486-2931 or Sue Kramer at rskburro69@msn.com by Monday, September 24th.