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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 are only two days left!

Start your morning with Breakfast and the Horse Pull at 9 am. 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.

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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 5 pm. Regular ticket prices resume at 5 pm, 10 tickets for $10 or $1.25 each. Visit our Midway Rides Page for more information.

At 1 pm 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 4 pm. Support area youth with a bid or an applause as they display their year’s accomplishments.

At 7 pm 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.

38 Special will highlight the day as the Grandstand Stage performer at 8 pm 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 on the Concert Seating and FAQ Pages of our website.

After the concert, enjoy music in Radio Park and the Legion Tent. Listen to music by ALEXIS on the WBEV/WXRO Radio Park Stage.  Alexis continues to pound out classic rock gems from yesterday, last week Thursday, and the hard rockin’ ‘70’s. Request your favorite tunes in the Legion Bar with DJ Jeff Hall from 9 to 11:30 pm sponsored by WXRO 95.3 FM and WBEV 1430 AM.

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Gate Admission is $7 before 2 pm or $10 after 2 pm.  Age 9 and under FREE. Please no carry-ins. FREE Grandstand and Parking!

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

2017 Dodge County FairAll day

Family friendly entertainment as low as $5.40 per day with the purchase of a season pass. The annual music festival and county fair entertains over 52,000 fans a year and is the largest outdoor event in the area.

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Junior Fair Goat Judging8:00 am – 9:00 am

Youth participate in Danish judging where goats are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness.

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Horse Pull9:00 am – 11:00 am

Teams of horses pull the sled in front of the grandstands starting at 9 am Saturday of the Fair. Breakfast will be available at the concession stand, plenty of seating in the grandstands.

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Junior Fair Cat and Kitten Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Youth participate in Danish judging where animals are evaluated on general appearance and condition, temperament, hair, coat, paws, nails, and body build.

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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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Farm Tractor Pull1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Who will pull the sled the farthest to take home the win? Area farmers compete in several classes on the clay track in front of the grandstands during the annual Dodge County Fair.

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Pig, Duck and Goat Races on S Fairview Road2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The pigs, ducks and goats from Pleasure Valley Farm of nearby Adell, WI entertain with four shows daily during the Dodge County Fair.

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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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Kandu Magic Show on W Midway Circle3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

More than just a magic show, this husband and wife team combines magic, live music, sound effects, comedy and audience participation to create a show like no other.

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Love and Fairrage Vow Renewal Ceremony3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The afternoon will start with a Bachelor and Bachelorette Party, followed by the vow renewal ceremony, and all the wedding trappings. Photos, a Grand March, fun dances, funny toasts, and a chance for all participating to win prizes.

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Wild World of Animals on N Grand Avenue3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet a variety of animals from the wild featuring 13 different animals from all over the world like amphibians, reptiles and birds of prey.

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Pig, Duck and Goat Races on S Fairview Road4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The pigs, ducks and goats from Pleasure Valley Farm of nearby Adell, WI entertain with four shows daily during the Dodge County Fair.

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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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Kandu the Magician

Kandu Magic Show on W Midway Circle5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

More than just a magic show, this husband and wife team combines magic, live music, sound effects, comedy and audience participation to create a show like no other.

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Music by ALEXIS5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Alexis continues to pound out classic rock gems from yesterday, last week Thursday, and the hard rockin’ 70’s. One listen to Alexis is all the evidence you need to separate them from any other band.

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Wild World of Animals on N Grand Avenue5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet a variety of animals from the wild featuring 13 different animals from all over the world like amphibians, reptiles and birds of prey.

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Pig, Duck and Goat Races on S Fairview Road6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The pigs, ducks and goats from Pleasure Valley Farm of nearby Adell, WI entertain with four shows daily during the Dodge County Fair.

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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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Wild and Wacky Game Show on W Midway Circle7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Audience members use buckets, balloons, hula hoops, butterfly nets, plungers, and even toilet paper to make this show fun for all ages.

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Wild World of Animals on N Grand Avenue7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Meet a variety of animals from the wild featuring 13 different animals from all over the world like amphibians, reptiles and birds of prey.

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Pig, Duck and Goat Races on S Fairview Road7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The pigs, ducks and goats from Pleasure Valley Farm of nearby Adell, WI entertain with four shows daily during the Dodge County Fair.

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38 Special in concert8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Classic rock enthusiasts will recognize their popular hits, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” and “Second Chance” to name a few.

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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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Music by ALEXIS9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Alexis continues to pound out classic rock gems from yesterday, last week Thursday, and the hard rockin’ 70’s. One listen to Alexis is all the evidence you need to separate them from any other band.

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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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