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Dodge County Fair – Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band photo by Glen Rose
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band scheduled in concert at Dodge County Fair – August 20, 2020, at 8 PM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will take the stage at 8 pm on Thursday, August 20th of the 2020 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.

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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; Chain Saw Carving Demonstrations, Wild World of Animals and Pleasure Valley’s Pig, Duck, and Goat Races.

Junior Fair Rabbit and Cavy Judging8:30 am – 10:00 am

Youth participate in Danish judging and animals are evaluated on functionality, structure, balance, and attractiveness. Judging is held in the Small Animal Building on the northwest corner of the Fairgrounds.

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Junior Fair Dairy Show9:00 am – 11:00 am

A judging event for 4-H youth participating in the dairy project. Dairy breeds are evaluated on functionality, frame, balance, and udder characteristics.

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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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Kids Day Wristbands on the Midway1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Kids Day on the Midway features unlimited rides with the purchase of a $20 wristband on the midway.  Ride as many rides as you like with a wristband from 1 to 5 pm followed by regular prices 5 pm to close.

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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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Computer Junior Fair

Junior Fair Computer Exhibits Judging2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A judging event for 4-H youth who have entered projects in the Computer exhibitor category. Exhibits are evaluated on quality, workmanship, finishing, and storytelling.

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Nick's Kids Show on W Midway Circle3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nicks Kids Show is a musically entertaining show for the entire family and invites Children on stage to be part of a Rock n Roll band. Everyone can participate in the Locomotion, The Freeze Dance, Hula Hoop, and much much more.

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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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Nick's Kids Show on W Midway Circle5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Nicks Kids Show is a musically entertaining show for the entire family and invites Children on stage to be part of a Rock n Roll band. Everyone can participate in the Locomotion, The Freeze Dance, Hula Hoop, and much much more.

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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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Nick's Kids Show on W Midway Circle7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Nicks Kids Show is a musically entertaining show for the entire family and invites Children on stage to be part of a Rock n Roll band. Everyone can participate in the Locomotion, The Freeze Dance, Hula Hoop, and much much more.

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WS Ag Center Meat Animal Sale Auction

Meat Animal Sale7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Support the youth of Dodge County at the Meat Animal Sale on Thursday in the Farm Progress Arena. Preregistered bidders/buyers are recognized with a free dinner preceding the auction. Each exhibitor, in order to sell, must participate in a number of educational activities, raise, and show an animal of top quality.

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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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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band photo cred Glen Rose

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in concert8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday evening, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will kick off the free concert series at 8 pm. With a career that spans more than fifty years, fans will recognize much-loved hits across multiple genres and decades.

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32 comments

  1. Sandy Firari says:

    How much to get in?

  2. Jenna says:

    When do wristbands start and end on Thursday?

  3. Jared says:

    What is the approved advertising date?

  4. Cheryl Dehler says:

    Have you announced the 2015 concert lineup for the Fair?

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