June has arrived and you are going to get a real TASTE for summer at this month’s Fair Food Festival. The June 5th event will not only provide an updated menu – but a small midway, carnival games and motorcycle racing will also entertain the whole family in between sampling the delicious fair food.

This popular event will be the third in a series of offerings, being held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm. Admission and parking are free for these events.

Wenzel Entertainment provided two popular food stands at the first two events, offering many fair food favorites — like fried cheese curds and mushrooms, fresh cut fries, corndogs and fresh-squeezed lemonade to wash it all down. In June, they will also offer funnel cakes, nachos and cotton candy. After securing concessions, the organization wanted to also provide entertainment for patrons at the event.

“The rides are a good mix for all ages. We will have something for everyone to do. Mom and dad can even ride most with the kids.”, shares Corina Wenzel of Wenzel Entertainment.

At the June 5th festival, Wenzel Entertainment will provide a half dozen games and a wide selection of carnival rides that the whole family can enjoy together. The little ones will enjoy rides like the motorcycle “races” and the fun slide, while the whole family can laugh together on the tilt-a-whirl and get silly in the fun house. Ride tickets will be available for purchase at the event. If weather permits, rides may also be available to enjoy again on Sunday, June 6th. Stay tuned to the Dodge County Fairgrounds Facebook page for more details, as the weekend approaches.

Plan to stick around the fairgrounds on Saturday evening, from 5:00-9:00 pm to watch the AMA Motorcycle Races, hosted by the Beaver Cycle Club. Get half-price admission to the Motorcycle Races with a food purchase coupon from any of the Fair Food Fest vendors after 4 pm. Families and dirt bike enthusiasts will watch local and statewide competitors race on the half mile clay oval track. Those interested in competing should register from 1:30-3:45 pm, with a pre-meeting and practice scheduled to follow at 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm. Participant fees are $25 (amateur class) and $30 (pro class). Amateur competitors will compete for trophies, while professional competitors will participate for prize money.

A variety of vendors will participate in the June 5th Fair Food Festival:

  • Allison’s Sugar Shack (new) with funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos, cotton candy, nachos, popcorn, slushies, and snow cones
  • Salty Jenn’s Offbeat Eats (new) featuring Ruben Po’ Boy sandwiches and desert in the PS Seasonings Building
  • Lizzie’s Lemonade fresh squeezed lemonade drinks and treats
  • CW Concessions with a variety of concessions and beverages to complement the event
  • Charlie’s Concessions featuring fresh cut fries, ribbon fries, corndogs, chicken strips, lemonade, variety of beverages
  • Panchos Tacos cooking up gorditas, tamales, nacho fries, burritos, tacos and other favorites plus Mexican Coke
  • Sweet Memories locally sourced hand-dipped Sassy Cow ice cream cones and other sweet treats
  • Ben’s Pretzels jumbo soft pretzels (original, garlic, parmesan and cinnamon sugar) plus dipping sauces
  • Cream Puffs in the PS Seasonings Building
  • Mr P’s Grilled Cheese famous mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Kenzie’s Midway with fair favorites, including: caramel apples with toppings, walking tacos, chocolate-covered cheesecake on a stick, caramel corn, cotton candy, caramel apple chips
  • G&G Concessions with fresh Greek gyros and chicken pitas
  • Jakarta Ice Cream Roll featuring the popular Oreo dessert

Interested food vendors may contact Barb Mullin [email protected] or 920-296-2209 to inquire about space for one of the upcoming events. Space reservations are $75 per event.

If you haven’t gotten enough fried fair food after June 5th, you can plan to return to Beaver Dam for the final three events, scheduled for July 17, September 4 and October 2. Of course, you won’t want to miss the Dodge County Fair for an even wider variety of food, midway rides and entertainment for the whole family — scheduled at the fairgrounds on August 18-22. A variety of wristband and ticket specials will be offered throughout the week.

Article by Jamie Adcock author of runningdivamom.com and sunprairiemom.com
Photos by Larry Douma of Leader Photography