The 2018 Dodge County Fair is scheduled to entertain thousands – August 15-19 in Beaver Dam. Grab your friends and ride the midway, enjoy delicious fair food and sing along with top-notch entertainment on the mainstage. This includes a FREE concert series, scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm.

Fresh country artist, Chris Janson will complete the 2018 FREE concert series; joining the Oak Ridge Boys (Thursday) and Foghat and Grand Funk Railroad (Saturday). Janson will take the stage in front of a likely-filled grandstand on Friday, August 17 at 8 pm. Janson was born to entertain crowds like this – and you and your friends will want to be a part of this amazing concert.

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”.

Janson has written more than twenty-five hit songs for some of the most popular country stars. The Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville artist has composed hits for Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah” and “That’s How I’ll Always Be”) and many other popular artists, making him nominated for and honored with several songwriter awards, including two 2016 BMI songwriter awards and Country Song of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Janson has appeared on late night and daytime television, including The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, The Today Show, and Live with Kelly & Ryan. He’s also made regular, electrifying appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and the ACM and ACCA Awards. Janson is also touring with country music sensation, Cole Swindell in 2018.

The FREE Dodge County Fair concert series makes for a unique and affordable date night experience or time out with friends. The evening concert series is free with paid gate admission to the fair. Seating is available on a first-come, first serve basis. Attend the fair for only $5.40 per day with the purchase of a 2018 season ticket.  Daily gate admission is $7 before 12:00 pm; or $10 after 12:00 pm.  Children age nine and under receive free admission.  2018 season tickets are only $27 before August 15 and $35 at the gate.

Wednesday evening will feature The Badger State Truck and Tractor Pull at 7:00 pm. Like the free concert series, there is no charge for the truck and tractor pull and this event is family-friendly.

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