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. Interested in going to the Beaver Dam Fair & Food Festival. Please keep us posted! Saw the
    Thank you,

    • Fair Assoc says:

      Thanks for the comment, Pepper … Planning for August 19-23, 2020 but might have to make a few adjustments to comply with COVID-19 social distancing so please check our website often, subscribe to our email newsletter, or follow us on your favorite social media channel.

  2. Felicia Ogundipe says:

    I want to be one of your vender for 2020, can i get application please. non food vender


    Put all “for sale” trailers and vendors together

  4. Dan says:

    I would really like to come to the fair on Saturday and Sunday this year. I stopped going to the fair because people have been allowed to tape blankets to seats to reserve them and then leave for the day, which is outrageous. Is that still allowed this year? If not, I will be there on Saturday and Sunday.

    • Fair Assoc says:

      Great point Dan, we addressed this last year with a new policy … In response to feedback from our fans, a new process for grandstand seating has been put in place… Signs and decals in the grandstand area are now posted; “Unattended Seats Available at Show Time”. Our fans reported reserved spaces with blankets on seats and no one would show up. Therefore, starting at the 2018 Fair all seats in the grandstand are available to anyone at the start of the concert, pull, or demo derby. Go ahead and sit on the blanket left by someone else, maybe their plans changed, we want everyone in attendance to enjoy the entertainment. If you want to use the space you reserved please be at your spot at the start of the show. For each night there is a slightly different process, more information for each night can be found at https://www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com/faqs/when-can-i-set-up-my-chairs-for-the-entertainment/

  5. Kay says:

    Who are the list of food vendors that are coming to the fair?

    • Fair Assoc says:

      Thanks for asking Kay … We will post a full list of vendors and food menu a few days prior to the start of the Fair. We have done this for the past several years but at this time we are still gathering the information. Look for a post to our website between August 10th and 14th or sign-up for our email updates to get notified of new posts at http://eepurl.com/s-WgL


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