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Saturday at the County Fair

Hold on tight, it’s a busy day on the midway plus so much more to see and do! Have you visited the booths in the commercial tents? Have you seen the pig races or the magic show? What are you waiting for… there’s only two days left!

Start your morning with Breakfast and the Horse Pull at 9am. Draft teams use “Horse Power” to pull the sled the farthest down the track. The Grandstand Concessions and Edith’s Cakes and Catering will be serving breakfast throughout the morning.

Take a ride on a few carnival rides or test your skill in the midway games starting at 12 Noon. It’s Family Day on the Midway with discounts on 20 tickets for $10 or $1.25 each from 12 Noon to 5pm. Regular ticket prices resume at 5pm, 10 tickets for $10 or $1.25 each. Visit our Midway Rides Page for more information.

At 1pm local and regional Farm Tractors pull the sled down the track to see who will go the farthest. This well attended event is known for a variety of tractors and quick moving show with the two sled operation by Luedtke’s Eliminator.  Go to the Tractor Pull event page for more information.

It’s a busy afternoon in the Farm Progress Arena with shows and auctions. Dodge County Holstein Futurity Show at 12:30 pm and the Small Animal Auction at 4pm. Support area youth with a bid or an applause as they display their year’s accomplishments.

At 7pm see the Supreme Showmanship Contest in the Farm Progress Arena.  Watch top junior and senior showmen of beef, sheep and swine projects compete against each other in showing their own animal, then showing animals in the other two species.

Canaan Smith will highlight the day as the Grandstand Stage performer at 8pm presented by WXRO 95.3 FM. 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 in Radio Park and the Legion Bar Pavilion. Move and groove to Highfield Drive on the WBEV/WXRO Radio Park Stage. The five-member group has an extensive musical background from jazz to jam band and funk to rock with all their paths leading to country. Highfield Drive expertly crafts their performances with skilled musicianship, dynamic lead vocals and harmonies, cutting-edge lighting, and down-to-earth personalities. Request your favorite tunes in the Legion Pavilion by DJ Jeff Hall from 9 to 11:30pm sponsored by WXRO 95.3FM and WBEV 1430AM.

Which animals or exhibits were your favorites? What would you recommend others see or do? Leave a comment in the reply box below…

2016 Dodge County FairAll day

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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[cancelled] Horse Pull9:00 am – 11:00 am

Horse Pull cancelled due to wet track conditions.

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Family Day on the Midway12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy half price ride tickets during Family Day on the Midway from 12 to 5pm. Get 20 discounted tickets for a special price of $10 - a 50% savings over regular prices. Special price ride tickets must be used during the promotion time of 12 thru 5pm.

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Dodge County Holstein Futurity Show12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Holstein breeders enter animals as calves and show the same animals as two-year-old cows, after they've had their first calf. During the show, exhibitors parade their cows wearing formal attire. Every year, the show arena is filled to standing-room only with spectators.

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[cancelled] Farm Tractor Pull1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Who will pull the sled the farthest to take home the win? Friends and family will fill the grandstands to cheer them on! Area farmers compete in several classes on the clay track in front of the grandstands during the annual Dodge County Fair. Tractor pull is FREE with paid admission to the Fair.

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WTKM Corn Crawl

WTKM Corn Crawl1:00 pm – 4:00 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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Chainsaw Carving Auction3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather around the Chainsaw Demonstration Site to bid on carvings from demonstrations during the Fair. Custom Chainsaw Carvers will be demonstrating their skills and creating large works of art for the auction throughout the Fair.

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Play a Game Show for Prizes3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Win great prizes from local sponsors while having a great time playing games hosted by WXRO 95.3FM and WBEV 1430AM in Radio Park.

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Small Animal Auction4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

All entries are blue and red ribbon winning. Rabbits, chickens, turkeys, ducks and more are going to be up for sale at this years auction.

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Highfield Drive performs at the Dodge County Fair

Music by Highfield Drive5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The five-member group has an extensive musical background from jazz to jam band and funk to rock with all their paths leading to country.

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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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Swine Showmanship Judging Dodge County

Supreme Showmanship7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Top junior and senior showmen of the dairy, beef, sheep and swine projects will compete against each other in showing their own animal, and then showing animals in two other species. Don’t miss the chance to witness this newer contest showcasing the top livestock youth.

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Canaan Smith8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Canaan has emerged as one of Nashville’s most compelling storytellers. Whether painting a steamy portrait of a burgeoning relationship in the hit single “Love You Like That” or honoring the memory of his brother in the powerful title track, “Bronco”.

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Music by DJ Jeff Hall9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

It's party time in the Legion Beer Pavilion with music by DJ Jeff Hall sponsored by WXRO 95.3FM and WBEV 1430AM. Stop by after the grandstand show and listen to your favorite tunes from the top of the charts.

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Highfield Drive performs at the Dodge County Fair

Music by Highfield Drive9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Highfield Drive follows the Canaan Smith concert on the Radio Park Stage, Saturday of the Dodge County Fair. Emerging in 2011, Highfield Drive is lighting up stages across Wisconsin with their high-energy performances and constantly updated selection of today’s top country.

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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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