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Sunday at the County Fair

It’s the last day of the Fair, arrive early and make the rounds to see and eat all you can before it closes! If you attended previous days of the Fair bring someone new and give them a tour. Events start bright and early with the Pernat Haase Meats Four Wheel Drive Truck Pull at 9 am in front of the grandstands.  Local and district pullers from the Badger State Truck Pullers Association coordinate bringing a few of the pros and super trucks while locals compete in street diesel trucks.

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Take a detour and go on the County Fair Scavenger Hunt. Answer the clue or riddle and it will lead you to the next exciting stop on your tour of the 4-H aspects of the Dodge County Fair. Complete the scavenger hunt list and return it to the 4-H Promotion Booth to receive a prize! When you’re in the Youth Building, don’t forget to participate in the fun activities at the 4-H Promotion Booth, go fishing for prizes at the 4-H Fish Pond, or check out the Silent Auction items.

Enjoy the many Family FREE shows throughout the grounds starting with Pig Races at 12 Noon, Kandu Magic Show at 1pm and the educational Wild World of Animals show at 1:30pm. Show times continue throughout the day (listed at the bottom of this article), stop and enjoy while touring the Fair.

Rides and games on the midway will be open from 12 Noon to 7pm. Visit our Midway Rides Page for ticket information.

Oooh and Ahhh at the Demo Derby as cars, trucks and vans crash it out till the last one moving wins. The afternoon Demo Derby starts at 1pm on the track in front of the Grandstand. Afterwards, pit crews will be busy preparing for the main event at 6pm.

The Little Britches and Little Shepherds Showmanship Contests will make the crowd roar with laughter as kids grades 4K through 4th demonstrate their showmanship skills. Starting with the Little Britches in the Farm Progress Area at 1:30 pm, youngsters lead their May or June dairy calf in front of the Judge. At 3:30 pm stop by the Junior Livestock Barn to watch the Little Shepherds as they entertain and practice their skills showing sheep.

Fashion at the Fair? Admire the hard work of future designers and support area youth during the 4H Clothing Style Show on the Radio Park Stage at 4 pm.  Area youth display their clothing and fashion projects entered in the Junior Fair.

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Fans will fill the grandstands for the evening Demolition Derby at 6 pm. Cars, trucks and vans will fight it out in final events based on results from the afternoon derbies. Cheer them on with your final bites of fair food and favorite drinks.

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!

What did you enjoy the most at the Dodge County Fair? 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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Come As You Are Worship Service8:30 am – 9:30 am

Come As You Are Worship Service is open to anyone in attendance Sunday in the Hospitality Tent near the Youth Building. Fair worship service is sponsored by Rock Firm Church 401 Stone St of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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Pernat Haase Meats 4WD Truck Pull9:00 am – 11:00 am

All four wheels spin as they pull the sled down the track during the annual Pernat Haase Meats Truck Pull at the Dodge County Fair. Locals compete with pullers from the Badger Truck Pullers Association and others throughout the state.

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Little Flock Showmanship Contest10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Poultry Project is pleased to sponsor the Little Flock Showmanship Contest on Sunday in the Small Animal Building. To promote the interest and education of poultry, contestants will demonstrate their knowledge of proper showmanship information and handling techniques.

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Dairy Youth Recognition Auction11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Youth exhibitors participating in the dairy project will again be recognized for their hard work at the Dodge County Dairy Youth Recognition Auction. The auction will be held on Sunday of the Dodge County Fair in the Farm Progress Arena.

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Pig, Duck and Goat Races on S Fairview Road12:00 pm – 12:30 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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Action Auto Demo Derby1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fans fill the grandstands at 1 pm for the first of two Demo Derbies on Sunday of the Dodge County Fair. Oooh and Ahhh as cars, trucks and vans crash it out to qualify for the evening main event.

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Little Bunny Huddle Showmanship1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Take time to attend the Little Bunny Huddle Showmanship Contest in the Small Animal Building during the Dodge County Fair. Contestants demonstrate their showmanship abilities with face-to-face judging followed by distribution of participation ribbons.

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Kandu Magic Show on W Midway Circle1:00 pm – 1:30 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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Junior Fair Model Horse Judging1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Youth participate in Danish judging prepare the model and set up the entry on the judging table. Verbal assistance is permitted but all hands on work should be done by the youth exhibitor.

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Little Britches Showmanship Contest1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The crowd will roar with laughter during the Little Britches Showmanship Contest on Sunday afternoon of the Dodge County Fair. The wild and fun-filled event is held in the Farm Progress Arena just North of the Open Class Exhibit building.

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Wild World of Animals on N Grand Avenue1:30 pm – 2:00 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 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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Kandu the Magician

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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Swingin' Beavers Square Dance Performance3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Take a break from the Fair while watching The Swingin Beavers Square Dance Club perform in the WXRO WBEV Radio Park. The dancers learn a number of moves which the caller then puts together to form the dance.

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Little Shepherds Showmanship Contest3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Little Shepherds Showmanship Contest challenges youth to demonstrate their sheep showmanship abilities while practicing for future participation in the sheep project or just having some fun.

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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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Junior Fair Style Show4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

4-H youth with exhibits in the clothing project and who participated in the pre-fair Clothing Revue, model their exhibits and outfits in the Style Show.

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Wild World of Animals on N Grand Avenue5:00 pm – 5:30 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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Junior Fair Herdsmanship Awards5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

4-H clubs and FFA chapters earn herdsmanship awards through designated criteria that include; care of the exhibit, appearance and attitude of the exhibitors, and preparation of the exhibit.

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Wild and Wacky Game Show on W Midway Circle5:30 pm – 6:00 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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Pig, Duck and Goat Races on S Fairview Road5:30 pm – 6:00 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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Action Auto Demo Derby6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Main Event, the evening demo derby will pack the grandstands at 6 pm. Crews and drivers work to make minor repairs and prepare throughout the infield pit area. Who will be the demo derby champion in the car, truck and van divisions?

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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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