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2020 Dodge County Fair Cancelled due to COVID Health Concerns

The Dodge County Fair has been a strong, community tradition for 132 years, where generations gather to join in food, learning, and fun. We showcase youth and adult exhibitors, agriculture, vendors, local non-profits, music, and entertainment as we gather to celebrate Dodge County.

It is with deep concern for the health and safety of our Dodge County Fair Community that the Dodge County Fair Board announces the cancellation of the 2020 Dodge County Fair, which was to be held August 19 – 23, 2020.  We have been communicating with county officials, health officials, staff from Extension Dodge County- UW-Madison, fair volunteers, vendors, the Wisconsin Association of Fairs, and others in the fair industry as we have discussed options given the COVID-19 health crisis. The health and safety of all people associated with every aspect of our fair is our top priority. Please know that this cancellation has been the most difficult decision our fair board has ever faced. We thank you for understanding.

“Our hearts are heavy knowing we cannot gather for our annual event as we have during the past 132 years,” says Doug Ninmann, President of the Dodge County Fair, “but now and always, the health and safety of all involved is paramount.”

While we are saddened to make this decision, we look forward to brighter days ahead and are excited to begin planning for the 2021 Dodge County Fair. The Fair is scheduled to return in its entirety August 18 – 22, 2021, where we will gather again to celebrate all that is special and unique to Dodge County. Until then, stay safe, be well, and support each other.

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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.


  1. Elizabeth statz says:

    Will the 2020 seniors be allowed to show at the 2021 fair?

    • Fair Assoc says:

      Thank you for asking … These discussions are now starting and still unknown if and what can/will be done to accommodate. An answer could be a few months out so please check our website or subscribe to our email news to get updates when we post an announcement.


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