October 2 will be your final chance for fair food until next season. Don’t miss this opportunity to stop by the Dodge County Fairgrounds on Saturday between 11:00 am until 8:00 pm for a wide variety of delicious fair food favorites, live entertainment and local music. This month’s outdoor event will be held rain or shine and admission and parking are always free.

Support local small businesses with your fair food purchases. The final festival will feature ten local vendors and food trucks. Meal and snack menu options vary at each festival.

Vendors this month include CW Concessions (corn dogs, fresh-cut French fries), Mr. P’s Grilled Cheese (gourmet sandwiches), Jakarta Café (Indonesian cuisine), Jakarta Ice Cream Roll, Patriot Popcorn, Ben’s Pretzels, and Cream Puffs. Lizzie’s Lemonade will provide refreshing lemonade options to wash down your fair food favorites. Three new vendors this month include two stands from Race Rock with funnel cakes, cow pies, and fried Oreos in the first trailer. Trailer two features several flavors of macaroni and cheese plus walking tacos. DND Smoke Shack is the third new vendor for October with smoked pulled pork, smoked 1-inch pork chops, smoked pork ribs, cowboy beans, and mac ‘n cheese.

You can also support local musicians just by attending! Grab a friend, your carnival food and a picnic table — and listen to some great local live, music every hour. The new Open Jam Stage has a complete itinerary, featuring six local groups with a variety of sounds for every interest.

The full Open Jam Stage lineup for Oct 2 includes:

11:00-12:00     Batteries Not Included: a classic 90’s punk to modern rock-inspired band with inspirations ranging from Weezer to Marilyn Manson

12:30-1:30       Sharing Wednesday: a classic rock cover band

2:00-3:00         Oh Geeez: an Indie pop duo of Milwaukee musicians who appeared at the recent Summerfest festivities in their hometown

3:30-4:30         Blue Suede Cadillacs: a classic and entertaining oldies cover band

5:00-6:00         Trash Pandas: a Fox Cities area rock-and-roll band, with a pop, punk, alternative, hard rock and surf rock influence

6:30-7:30         Jennifer Andrea: a piano-driven pop and alternative rock group that plays both covers and originals. Jennifer has had music featured on 102.1 FM and 103.7 FM. The full band played at this year’s Summerfest.

Open Jam Stage spots are fully booked. But, there is still space for additional food vendors in October. To reserve a space ($75) for your food truck or concessions, leave a voicemail at the Fairgrounds by calling 920-885-3586. Vendor spaces include water, electricity, restrooms, and garbage receptacles.

Article by Jamie Adcock author of runningdivamom.com and sunprairiemom.com