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Wednesday at the County Fair

The smell of yummy fried food will fill the air as the Dodge County Fair starts this morning at 8am just 3 miles East of Beaver Dam, WI. Judging of foods, exhibits and other entries starts at 9am in the open class exhibit building and other locations throughout the grounds.  To celebrate a busy day at the Fair see Montgomery Gentry perform on the Grandstand Stage at 8pm.

This is the big day Exhibitors have been preparing for all summer, judging day and awards!  The pride and satisfaction seeing their work on display and the recognition that they have successfully completed their project. Here’s the schedules for both; Open Class Judging and Junior Fair Judging.

An interactive and educational game about the business of agriculture, the Commodity Carnival teaches young fair goers how to manage the costs and risks associated with bringing an animal – this year, a hog – to market. Beyond the fairgrounds and throughout the year, the Commodity Carnival. Look for the Commodity Carnival at the north end of the Swine Barn along with other interactive learning stations. Youth and adults will be able to gain agricultural knowledge by participating in a variety of activities that will encourage hunger for more!

Enjoy the many Family FREE shows throughout the grounds starting with Pig Races at 2pm, Kandu Magic Show at 3pm and the educational Wild World of Animals show at 3:30pm. Show times continue throughout all five days of the Fair.

Be ready at 3pm because it’s Wristband Day on the Midway! Purchase a wristband and ride as many rides as you can from 3 to 9pm. If your stomach can’t take the twists and turns of the zipper you can purchase tickets individually for $1.25 each or 10 for $10. Visit our Midway Rides Page for more information.

Four local women are running for the title of 2016 Dodge County Fairest of the Fair. Starting at 5pm on the WTKM Stage, watch the final interviews and the crowning of the Dodge County Fairest of the Fair.

Learn some tips and tricks during the Brenda Murphy Idea Exchange 1 to 4pm with demonstrations from; Dodge County Pork Producers, Wisconsin Beef Council, Dodge County Dairy Promotion and Chef Chanse. Then it’s fun and games from 5 to 7pm in the WXRO Bash featuring a reverse raffle and an all over the road obstacle course.

Montgomery Gentry kicks off the big name entertainment on the Grandstand Stage presented by 95.3 FM WXRO at 8pm. All seats are FREE with paid admission to the Fair and are available on a first come, first serve basis. You can sit on the track in your lawn chair or on the bleachers in the grandstands. Get more information from the Concert Seating  and FAQ Pages of our website.

After the concert, enjoy music at WXRO WBEV Radio Park by The Madpolecats from Madison, WI. This family band has an arsenal of instruments, and is made of musicians who have played together at roadhouse bars, churches, music festivals, concert halls, fund raising events, benefits, weddings, wakes, and some of the best street corners in Wisconsin.

Where was the best food?  Did you try something new this year or just your old favorites?  Write your own food review and comments in the reply box below…

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Four nights of concerts entertain country and rock fans on the grandstand stage plus food, fun and exhibits for the whole family. The music festival and county fair entertains over 52,000 fans a year and is the areas main event. Don’t forget to taste the great fair food, view the many exhibits and animals while learning, doing and just having a great time!

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Brenda Murphy WBEV Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange with Brenda Murphy1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take a break in Radio Park and listen to cooking tips and tricks during the Brenda Murphy Idea Exchange. Brenda will feature demonstrations and recipes from local chefs.

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How Farms Work visit Dodge County Fair

Meet Ryan from How Farms Work1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Stop to talk with Ryan, ask him about his experiences in person and you could be featured on a special episode of How Farms Work!

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Wristband Day on the Midway3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kids young and old will enjoy discounted and unlimited rides during wristband day on the midway. Ride as many rides as you like with the purchase of a $25 wristband from 3 to 9pm.

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Fairest of the Fair Finals5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Fairest of the Fair represents the Fair Association as the hostess of the 129th Dodge County Fair, and participates in media and promotion events. Scholarship money, gifts, and interview experience are only some of the benefits of being named Fairest of the Fair.

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WTKM Corn Crawl

WTKM Corn Crawl5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The WTKM 104.9FM staff buries coins and prizes in shelled corn. Kids have 104.9 seconds to dig for coins, and they get to keep whatever they find!

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WXRO Bash featuring Music by the Madpolecats & Prizes5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Madpolecats unique form of entertainment was developed by fusing together traditional bluegrass instruments with reggae/ska/punk influences, making rastabilly music or, skunkgrass.

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Montgomery Gentry8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Montgomery Gentry kicks off the 2016 Dodge County Fair with a concert at 8pm Wednesday, August 17th. Montgomery Gentry remains in touch with its working class roots. “We are blue collar workers and we lived the songs that we sing,” says Troy.

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Music by the Madpolecats9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The Madpolecats unique form of entertainment was developed by fusing together traditional bluegrass instruments with reggae/ska/punk influences, making rastabilly music or, skunkgrass.

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About Fair Assoc

The Dodge County Fair Association is a State of Wisconsin Corporation formed for the purpose of operating a fairgrounds, which is presently located four (4) miles east of the city of Beaver Dam on State Highway 33 on 40 acres of land, which the Corporation owns. The Association is an IRC (Internal Revenue Code) Sec. 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax deductible contributions are appreciated to maintain buildings and grounds.

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