Dodge County Fair – Friday, August 19th, 2016
Bret Michaels takes the stage on Friday, August 19th of the 2016 Dodge County Fair. Arrive early to watch the many free stages throughout the grounds like Kandu the Magic Show, Chainsaw Artist, Pig Races and Wild World of Animals.
Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman of Poison. As one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty, and glamorous rock ‘n’ roll scene. Bret Michaels’ solo career has been equally successful: his most recent solo album, “Custom Built,” released in July of 2010, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock list. His current solo tour, “Get Your Rock On” is selling out arenas across the country.
An unstoppable showman, Bret has toured as a solo artist for 15 years, breaking attendance records at venues with sell out crowds. Bret’s touring schedule is one of the largest of any current artist.Due to Bret’s extreme media exposure, including his hit Reality TV shows and appearances, unlike most artists who appeal to a limited demographic reach, his fan base encompasses three generations of loyal fans that span from age 10 to 80. His multi genre albums that span from rock to country, enables Bret to reach almost every demographic, which fuels his immense draw to shows.
Gate Admission is $7 before 2pm and $10 after 2pm. Age 9 and under FREE. Season tickets are $27 before August 17th and $35 there after. Tickets can be purchased at most Dodge County Banks, Recheks Food Pride, Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly or at the Fairgrounds Office. Please NO CARRY INS. FREE Grandstand and Parking – all you pay is your admission to the fair!
Enjoy the many FREE Stages on the grounds daily; Kandu Magic Show, Custom Chain Saw Carver, Petting Zoo, Wild World of Animals and Pig Races.
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!
Junior Britches Showmanship Contest11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth entering grades 3-4 this school year show calves in the Junior Showmanship Contest. Judging will be based on proper showmanship techniques as demonstrated by the participant and how well the calf is trained. Organized by the Dodge County Dairy Youth Advisory Committee, the event was created to help promote interest in the Dairy Project.
[cancelled] Kids Pedal Tractor Pull11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Kids Pedal Pull has been cancelled due to morning rain showers.
Wristband Day on the Midway12:00 pm – 5:00 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 12 to 5pm.
Kids Games and Prizes1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Hosts Cale Zomer and Lezli Young announce the action while members of the audience test their skill; musical chairs, potato sack races, bean bag toss, and many more.
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!
WXRO Barn Show and Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Contest5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Arrive early to get a seat for the 21st annual Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Contest. Uncle Bill McCollum will broadcast LIVE on WXRO 95.3 FM during the Barn Show as area celebrities compete against the clock.
Bret Michaels8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bret Michaels will rock the Dodge County Fair on Friday, August 19th at 8pm. An unstoppable showman, Bret has toured as a solo artist for 15 years, breaking attendance records at venues with sell out crowds. Bret’s touring schedule is one of the largest of any current artist.
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.
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.