Wisconsin 33 | Beaver Dam, WI  920-885-3586

Dodge County Fair

2020 Dodge County Fair Cancelled due to COVID Health Concerns

Join us next year…

August 18-22, 2021

A festival of music, food and youth education. The Dodge County Fair is the areas main event with three nights of concerts on an outdoor stage surrounded by area youth exhibits and fabulous fried food.  The music festival and concert venue entertain country and rock concert goers from throughout the state of Wisconsin and Upper Midwest.

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull kicks off the 2021 Dodge County Fair on Wednesday, August 18th. The tractor pull will include various pro stock tractors and some of the top-running diesel trucks in the country. Each class will include ten to twenty competitors from all over the Midwest. Don’t miss the Fairest of the Fair Competition at the WTKM Stage at 5 pm as the smell of freshly prepared Fair Food fills the air!  Get a season ticket and enjoy all five days of the Dodge County Fair!

Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull kicks off the 2021 Dodge County Fair on Wednesday, August 18th. Photo by Larry Douma

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will bring fans to their feet at 8 pm on Thursday, August 19th of the 2021 Dodge County Fair. It’s a fun-filled day with activities in Radio Park, Judging in the Youth Building and Livestock Buildings. At 7 pm business owners recognize livestock raised by local youth during the annual Meat Animal Sale in the Farm Progress Arena.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band photo cred Glen Rose

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band scheduled in concert at Dodge County Fair – August 19, 2021, at 8 PM

Friday, August 20th, 2021

(nationally touring concert TBA) will highlight the day on Friday, August 20th at the 2021 Dodge County Fair.  It’s wristband day, ride unlimited rides on the Midway from Noon to 5 pm for $25.  Arrive early and enjoy several free stages throughout the grounds like Chainsaw Artist Demonstrations, Pig Races and Wild World of Animals.

Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Blue Oyster Cult and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas are featured on Saturday as the Main Stage Performers at the Dodge County Fair.  Arrive early to see the Horse Pull, Tractor Pull, and many other events on the grounds.  Family Day on the Midway from 12 noon to 5 pm!

Blue Oyster Cult Beaver Dam Wisconsin

Blue Oyster Cult tour stop Saturday, August 21, 2021, near Beaver Dam, WI


Starship Band featuring Mickey Thomas

Starship LIVE in concert Saturday, August 21, 2021, near Beaver Dam, WI

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Start the day early with the Pernat Haase Meats Four Wheel Drive Truck Pull at 9 am then Smash em Crash em in the Demo Derbies at 1 pm and 6 pm.  Cars, vans, and trucks crash the day away in front of the main grandstand.  See the Little Britches Showmanship Contest in the Farm Progress Arena and the Little Shepard’s Showmanship Contest in the Sheep Barn.

Demo Derby Dodge County Fair

Fan favorite Demo Derby on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

The concert series, tractor pull and all other grandstand entertainment are always FREE with paid gate admission to the fair.  Attend the fair for only $5.40 per day with the purchase of a season ticket.  Daily gate admission is $7 before 12:00 pm; or $10 after 12:00 pm.  Children age nine and under are FREE.  Season tickets are only $27 in advance or $35 at the gate. 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!

Located 3 Miles East of Beaver Dam, WI on State Road 33
(920) 885-3586

Don’t forget to taste the great fair food, view the many exhibits and animals while learning, doing and just having a great time!


  1. Jesse Wilson says:

    Excited for a great 2020 Fair. I am hopeful that it can be a safe and fun experience!

  2. Ruth says:

    Very much hoping that the fair will take place in some form. Would there be a way that at least the judging could be held, both open class and youth? Thank you for considering all the facts and possible alternatives as a decision is made.

    • Fair Assoc says:

      We appreciate your comment and thank you for the encouragement! We are meeting two to three times per week to talk with the many groups who make the fair possible. In the next two to three weeks, we should have more information.

  3. Meg says:

    I and along with many other Families would like to see the fair still happen. We are all showing many animals at the fair thru 4H and still plan on attending. The Fair is in later of August and there is still plenty of time to make adjustments for the safety of everyone. If families are still uncomfortable with being at the fair, then they maybe shouldn’t attend. If the general fair gets cancelled, it would still be appreciated for the kids to bring their animals for a day and at least get judged so the kids have something to show for their hard work all year.

  4. John Siedschlag says:

    We need an answer on whether or not there will be a Fair this year. Either way this needs to happen soonest so our kids can make arrangements if not showing animals. Personally I think it is an extremely bad idea to hold a fair in this environment. Financially or safety wise, it is better to wait a year than to have a financial disaster if only a few people show up, or worse, one of our 4H kids gets sick or dies. Be responsible, life is not about the fair and no matter what decision is made, some people will be unhappy. I would much rather have a bunch of angry people that are still alive, than even one kid that get sick.
    Please for everyone’s safety, wait a year.

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