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Dodge County Fair – Friday, August 17th, 2018

Chris Janson takes the stage on Friday, August 17th at the 2018 Dodge County Fair.

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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!

Enjoy the many FREE Stages on the grounds daily; Kandu Magic Show, Custom Chain Saw Carver, Petting Zoo, Wild World of Animals and Pleasure Valley’s Pig, Duck, and Goat Races.

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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 Poultry Judging9:00 am – 10:00 am

Youth participate in Danish judging where animals are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness.

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Junior Fair Dairy Showmanship9:00 am – 11:00 am

Youth showcase their knowledge of dairy education and compete for a variety of showmanship awards such as top production, somatic cell count, and protein production.

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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.

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Kids Pedal Tractor Pull11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Kids age 3 to 12 compete in age and weight classes in the Pedal Pull during the Dodge County Fair. Contestants should arrive 15 minutes early for registration, pedal tractors of different sizes provided.

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Flight For Life landing at the Dodge County Fair

Flight For Life landing and learning11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Families are welcome to see inside the helicopter, ask the pilots questions, and take photos with the crew.  Available time of this event could vary depending on other emergencies in the area.

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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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Open Class Dairy Cattle Judging12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Animals are exhibited in the farm progress arena by adults or children wearing white pants and a white or colored shirt, belt, and close-toed shoes. Back tags will be provide and should be displayed on the back of each exhibitor.

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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.

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Junior Fair Music Performance Judging1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Instrumental, vocal and piano performances by youth to demonstrate their 4-H music projects. Exhibitor performances are judged face to face in Radio Park in front of a live fair audience.

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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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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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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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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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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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WXRO Barn Show and Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Contest5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Arrive early to get a seat for the 23rd 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.

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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 Swine Showmanship6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Youth showcase their knowledge of swine education and compete for a variety of showmanship awards.

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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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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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Chris Janson concert Beaver Dam Wisconsin

Chris Janson in concert8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Grab your buddies and sing along with Janson’s recognizable setlist. Fans will recognize Janson’s 2015 breakthrough hit single, “Buy Me a Boat” and other chart-toppers including “Drunk Girl” and his No. 1 single, “Fix a Drink”.

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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.

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Highfield Drive performs at the Dodge County Fair

Music by Highfield Drive9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Highfield Drive in concert on the Radio Park Stage, Friday of the Dodge County Fair. Emerging in 2011, Highfield Drive is lighting up stages across Wisconsin with their high-energy performances and constantly updated selection of today’s top country.

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26 comments

  1. Teresa says:

    What is the entertainment for the fair this 2018?

  2. Hello says:

    How much does it cost per car to get in?

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