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Wednesday at the County Fair

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. See a complete judging schedule for Junior and Open Class Exhibitors from our online calendar.

The smell of yummy fried food will fill the air as the Dodge County Fair starts this morning at 8 am just 3 miles East of Beaver Dam, WI. Judging of foods, exhibits and other entries start at 9 am in the open class exhibit building and other locations throughout the grounds.  To celebrate a busy day at the Fair stay for the Badger State Tractor Pull at the Grandstand.

Read about an exhibitor who uses gardening and canning to eat healthy in Grosenick conquers health issues with skills she exhibits at County Fair

Shelly Grosenick, Lebanon, started canning foods in 4-H when she was a child, but she never imagined it would come in so handy as an adult. “I took food preservation in 4-H while growing up. My Mom cans, my Grandmas canned — it’s a family thing,” noted Grosenick. However, her love of food preservation really started to explode as an adult after she experienced health issues that forced her to dive into the art full speed ahead.

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

Be ready at 3 pm because it’s Wristband Day on the Midway! Purchase a wristband and ride as many rides as you can from 3 to 9 pm. 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.

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Four local women are running for the title of 2018 Dodge County Fairest of the Fair. Starting at 5 pm on the WTKM Stage, watch the final interviews and the crowning of the Dodge County Fairest of the Fair.

Learn and taste at Local Dish Live in the WXRO Radio Park with tips and tricks from Brenda Murphy Idea Exchange 3 to 6 pm featuring demonstrations from; Dodge County Pork Producers, Wisconsin Beef Council, Dodge County Dairy Promotion and Chef Chanse.

The roar of the Badger State Tractor Pull at the grandstand will shake the ground and thrill fans with turbo charged diesel tractors pulling a 40,000 sled up to 25 mph. All seats are FREE with paid admission to the Fair and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Get more information on the FAQ Pages of our website.

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Gate Admission is $7 before 12 pm or $10 after 12 pm.  Age 9 and under FREE. Please no carry-ins. FREE Grandstand and Parking!

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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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 Market Hog Show8:00 am – 9:00 am

A judging event for 4-H youth entered in the swine project, held in the Junior Livestock Building. Swine are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness. The Market Hog Show is a terminal show.

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Open Class Clothing Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

The open-class clothing division features two basic classes: children’s garments, consisting of about 20 different categories, and adult garments, which includes more than 25 categories.

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Open Class Home Furnishings Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Everything from stuffed animals to counted cross stitch to centerpieces. There’s sure to be a category for your latest Internet-inspired craft project.

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Open Class Honey Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Beekeeping is a popular hobby in the Dodge and Jefferson-county area for the fellowship and education it provides. The honey open-class division presents beekeepers with the opportunity to exhibit the fruits of their trade in competition.

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Open Class Foods Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Whether your like to wow your family with decorative cakes or you prefer to make your guests cry over canned salsa so good the flavor lingers for days, there’s a category for everything.

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Open Class Flowers Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Fair goers can mosey under the grandstand during the fair and discover the world of Dodge County’s open-class flowers division. Spectacular exhibits range from bouquets of one variety and potted plants to artistic arrangements and themed compositions.

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Open Class Farm Crops, Vegetables, and Fruits Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Farming has deep roots in Dodge County, and love for the land is evident in the exhibits featured in the open-class farm crops, vegetables, and fruits division.

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Junior Fair Photography Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

A judging event for 4-H youth who have captured images in photography projects. Exhibits are evaluated in the Danish judging system with a focus composition, mounting care, technique, and image quality.

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Junior Fair Crops Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

A judging event for 4-H youth to evaluate crops and garden projects they have been growing and caring for throughout the summer. Exhibits of crops are evaluated on quality, maturity, health, appearance, and more!

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Junior Fair Child Development and Home Environment Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

A judging event for 4-H youth in home, family, and child development projects. Youth are judged face to face on articles made for home use and/or for child development.

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Junior Fair Knitting and Crocheting Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Youth bring their exhibits to be judged face to face and receive comments/questions. Entries are judged and displayed in the Youth Building at the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds.

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Junior Fair Clothing Exhibit Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

A judging event for 4-H youth exhibiting clothing projects. These exhibits are original work of the exhibitor and are made as part of a supervised project activity outside of regular school classes.

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Junior Fair Cake Decorating Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Exhibitors participate in this Danish style judging where items are evaluated on technique with frosting, fondant, gum paste and more! Creativity, placement, and presentation are highlighted in this popular class.

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Open Class Cultural Arts Judging9:30 am – 10:30 am

Dust off your brushes, sharpen your cutting blades, and replenish your paint selection, because the open-class cultural-arts division is calling all exhibitors with an artistic flair.

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Open Class Beef Cattle Judging10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Breeds include Shorthorn, Angus, Hereford, and a class for other beef breeds together. Age classifications include junior calf, senior calf, summer yearling, junior yearling, senior yearling, and cows two years and over.

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Junior Fair Beef Breeding and Feeder Calves Judging10:30 am – 11:30 am

A judging event for 4-H youth competing in Beef Breeding and Feeder projects. Beef cattle are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness.

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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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Junior Fair Market Beef and Showmanship Judging12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A judging event for 4-H youth entering livestock in the beef and beef feeder project. Beef cattle are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness.

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Open Class Knitting and Crocheting Judging1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Entries in this division are judged on suitability to purpose and design, evenness and perfection of stitches, neatness of blocking, and quality of seams and joinings.

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Junior Fair Fruit and Vegetables Judging1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

What’s growing in Dodge County youth’s garden? Exhibits are evaluated in the Danish judging system focusing on quality, uniformity, health, appearance, and more!

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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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Open Class Senior Citizens Judging2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The senior citizen department is limited to exhibitors 62 years of age or older. It has four divisions: cultural arts, woodworking, knitting and crocheting, and home furnishings.

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Open Class Photography Judging2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

One of the most popular open-class categories is amateur photography. Entries in four different classes are judged on composition, clarity, and presentation.

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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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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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Brenda Murphy WBEV Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange with Brenda Murphy3:00 pm – 6:00 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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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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Open Class Sheep Judging3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Open-class sheep showing is available at the Dodge County Fair for numerous breeds: Shropshire, Corriedale and Colombias, Dorset, Horned Dorset, Hampshire, Suffolk, and a class for any other breeds.

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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 Sheep Lead Class and Breeder Judging4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sheep are evaluated in the Junior Livestock Building arena for; functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness. All purebred breeding stock must be registered.

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Junior Fair Explorer Judging4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Youth exhibit up to 8 entries in a variety of subject areas that youth have explored throughout the year. Entries are judged and displayed in the Youth Building at the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds.

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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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Junior Fair Market Lamb Showmanship Judging5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The junior market lambs exhibit purpose is to encourage young people to produce and exhibit high-quality lambs as part of their farming program.

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2017 Fairest of the Fair Alicia Burnett

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

The Fairest of the Fair represents the Fair Association as the hostess of the 131st Dodge County Fair and participates in media and promotional events. Scholarship money, gifts, and interview experience are only some of the benefits of being named Fairest of the Fair.

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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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Junior Fair Dog Obedience Performance Show6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Youth showcase ability in dog handling and performance a result of training, obedience, and showmanship classes that take place prior to the fair.

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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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Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Badger State Tractor Pullers is the premier pulling association in the State of Wisconsin. Two tracks will provide non-stop entertainment for the whole family. Vehicles will navigate the tracks going over 25 mph, pulling a sled weighing 40,000 pounds.

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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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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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