No concealed carry on the Walworth County Fairgrounds
ELKHORN Although Wisconsin is poised to become the 49th state to allow concealed carry of a firearm, residents still won't be allowed to bring weapons to the Walworth County Fair, Walworth County Fair Board President Ed Sokolowski says.
Sokolowski said concealed weapons would not be allowed at any time on the fairgrounds in Elkhorn.
“We are going to post signs at all of the entrances that concealed weapons are not allowed on our property,” as the new law allows, he said. “We as property owners have the discretion of allowing or not allowing weapons on the property.”
The 100-acre fairgrounds, its buildings and infrastructure are owned by the Walworth County Agricultural Society, a non-profit group. The fair board runs the society, Sokolowski said.
The fair previously has not allowed open carry on the grounds.
Others in Walworth County are not as sure as Sokolowski, at least not yet. Read the full story in the Walworth County Gazette, online in the Gazette e-edition HERE, or check WalworthCountyToday.com after 4 p.m. for the latest details.