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Dodge County Fair – Wednesday, August 17th, 20222021-09-07T13:19:48-05:00
Wednesday 8/17 List of Events

Badger State Tractor Pull will kick off the 2022 Dodge County Fair on Wednesday, August 17th. The tractor pull will include various pro stock tractors and some of the top-running diesel trucks in the country.  Each class will include ten to twenty competitors from all over the Midwest. You’ll have hundreds of meal choices as the smell of freshly prepared Fair Food fills the air!  Buy a season pass at the gate and enjoy all five days of the Dodge County Fair for only $7 a day!

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!

Wednesday 8/17 List of Events
Does the Fairgrounds have WIFI Internet available?2021-08-14T16:41:24-05:00

Yes, the following internet solutions are available:

General Fair Free WIFI is a FREE service available at all events. Information is available on many signs throughout the fairgrounds.

Netwurx HotSpot is a FREE premium WIFI service available at the following locations; 4H Youth Building, Junior Dairy Barn, Small Animal Building, and Farm Progress Arena. Information is posted at each building for connecting your device.

Professional bandwidth services for vendors, exhibitors & campers will be available for purchase. Only this option is designed for performing business type functions including; direct connectivity, streaming music for your booths, uploading business information, etc.

To Purchase – Go to your settings, connect to Paid WiFi there you can select your package
Note: This is per device and not transferable
Base Access (1 day pass) 5×2 – $7.99
Base Access (3 day pass) 5×2 – $19.99
Premium Access (7 days) 10×10 – $49.99
If you have any questions call Netwurx Internet 855-638-3856 M-F 8am-4pm Central Time

Where can I purchase a Season Ticket and Attend all Five Days for only $5.40 a day!2020-12-24T15:07:36-06:00
  1. The Fair Office – Located behind the main grandstand.
  2. Most all Dodge County Financial Institutions (Banks and some Credit Unions)
  3. Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly and Rechek’s Food Pride
    NOTE: Season Tickets are $27 in advance and $35 at the gate.
Can we stay overnight at the County Fair and what is the cost?2021-06-28T08:14:51-05:00

County Fair Camping Rates; $40 per day Commercial Vendors, or $100 per week for 4H and FFA Youth Exhibitors starting the Monday before the Fair at 7 AM through Sunday at 6 pm. Sites include electric and water but you may need up to 100 feet of hose or cord to connect. Our sewer dump station is not available during the Fair. Each camper must display a camping permit and can be purchased at the Fair Office starting July 15th during office hours 9 AM to 2 PM. See our online map for camping locations on the grounds http://www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com/about-us/directions/

Is there a handicap section to see the concerts?2020-12-24T15:08:50-06:00

Yes, there is a handicap section for watching the concerts at the base of grandstand sections F through G.  Your friends and family may sit next to you on lawn chairs, the area is paved throughout with slight incline to see the stage.  Wheelchair access should not be a problem, the handicap area will be roped off with yellow caution tape, feel free to enter, security will monitor and help to make space available.  Attendees in wheelchairs or sitting with walkers are welcome to use this area to watch the music entertainment.  Area is shown on our Concert Seating map here https://www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com/dodge-county-fair/concert-seating/

How do I get a copy of the Demo Derby rules for entering a car, truck or van?2020-12-24T15:09:20-06:00

Hooked on Motorsports will officiate the Demo Derby on Sunday of the Fair.  To obtain a copy of the rules you can get more information on their Facebook Page or email [email protected]

How do we get Meet and Greet Backstage Passes?2021-06-28T08:45:23-05:00

The entertainers often give passes by; joining the artists fan club, following them on social media for announcements or contests, and sometimes the presenting radio station for the night has contests; WTKM 104.9 for Thursday, 92.5 Buzz Country for Friday, WXRO 95.3 for Saturday.

How much does it cost to see the entertainment?2020-12-24T15:10:39-06:00

Grandstand Entertainment is absolutely FREE !!  All you pay is your gate admission to the Fair!  Seating is first to come, first serve.  There are no advance daily tickets, reserved seating or VIP tickets.  FREE Parking and many other family-friendly shows within the Fair.

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!

How do I enter and exit using Season and Exhibitor Tickets?2020-12-24T15:11:02-06:00

If you have a Season Ticket or Exhibitor Ticket and wish to re-enter the grounds on the same day you will need to get a wristband at the Fair Office. This wristband will be fastened by Fair Personnel only to the Season / Exhibitor Ticket holder. The Season / Exhibitor ticket is only good for the person to whom it was issued. A new ticket is used each day and a different wrist band must be obtained each day if you wish to re-enter the fairgrounds.

Are pets allowed on the Fairgrounds?2020-12-24T15:11:26-06:00

No dogs or animals will be allowed on the grounds except for special needs dogs and show animals.

When can I set up my chairs for the entertainment?2021-06-28T07:27:14-05:00

In response to feedback from our fans, a new process for grandstand seating has been put in place…  Signs and decals in the grandstand area are now posted; “Unattended Seats Available at Show Time”.  Our fans reported reserved spaces with blankets on seats and no one would show up.  Therefore, starting at the 2018 Fair all seats in the grandstand are available to anyone at the start of the concert, pull, or demo derby.  Go ahead and sit on the blanket left by someone else, maybe their plans changed, we want everyone in attendance to enjoy the entertainment.  If you want to use the space you reserved please be at your spot at the start of the show.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – (Badger State Tractor Pull) Seating available in our two large grandstands. No lawn chairs. Blankets can be placed in the grandstands at any time although we ask that you DO NOT tape or tie to the bleachers.

Thursday, August 19, 2021 –  (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band concert) Chairs cannot be placed on the track until 8 am Thursday!  We understand many prefer to set chairs before going to work but cannot guarantee their spot and may be moved by the grounds crew.  Chairs placed at 8 am will get priority at the front. Subject to change depending on weather and manpower. Blankets can be placed in the grandstands at any time although we ask that you DO NOT tape or tie to the bleachers.

Friday, August 20, 2021 –  (Jordan Davis concert) Chairs can be set-up the night before and early morning as long as all litter has been picked up and put in garbage containers.  Blankets can be placed in the grandstands at any time although we ask that you DO NOT tape or tie to the bleachers. After the show please take your chairs home with you to make room for Tractor Pulls on Saturday.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 – (Blue Oyster Cult and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas concert) No one can enter the track area until the tractor pull is over and the grounds crew has cleaned and prepared for the show.  No chairs can remain after the tractor pull on the paved surface. Standing room only on track surface during the concert, no chairs allowed. Seating available in Grandstands, blankets can be placed in the grandstands at any time although we ask that you DO NOT tape or tie to the bleachers. See our Seating Chart for where to line-up to enter for the concert following tractor pull (first one in line gets the first choice). A small section will be reserved in the grandstand for VIP and sponsors of the Fair.

Sunday, August 22, 2021 – (Truck Pull & Demo Derby) Following the Truck Pull all unattended blankets and reserved spots will be removed by the grounds crew to maximize seating in the grandstand for the Demo Derbies. We will not allow any reserved seating on Sunday.

Is there other seating available other than chairs?2020-12-24T15:14:04-06:00

Yes, we do have two large grandstands that hold upwards of 4,500 people. You can bring a blanket to sit on in either grandstand, but not required. We do ask that blankets are NOT tied or taped to the bleachers. There is also a large area infront of the main grandstand where you can just stand and watch the show also.

Can I reserve seating in the Grandstands?2020-12-24T15:14:26-06:00

Spaces can be reserved Wednesday through Saturday, we ask that you do not tape or tie to the bleachers.  All unattended seats, reserved or not are available to anyone at show time. There will be no blankets or garbage bags allowed in the grandstand on Sunday.  We will not allow any reserved seating on Sunday.

What hours is the Fair open?2020-12-24T15:14:56-06:00

The Fair is open daily from 8 am till 12 Midnight. (Sunday tear-down can start at 7 pm for some areas)

How do I get front row seats or backstage passes?2021-06-26T09:58:51-05:00

Participate in contests by local radio stations; WTKM 104.9 for Thursday, 92.5 Buzz Country for Friday, WXRO 95.3 for Saturday. Join the artists fan club, follow social media and sometimes just be in the right place at the right time. Know the times and line-up locations for chairs and grandstand seating by reading the When can I setup my chairs for the entertainment FAQ.

Do you have VIP Front Row Seats for Advance Purchase?2020-12-24T15:16:36-06:00

Sorry, we do not sell advance, reserved or front row VIP seats.  Although, we do reserve a small section on the track for radio giveaways, Fairest of the Fair and their family and major sponsors of the Fair.  View the Concert Seating Chart.

How do I enter items like Flowers, Vegetables, Arts & Crafts in the Fair?2021-06-05T15:04:51-05:00

Get a Fair Premium Book at one of many locations throughout the county starting the second week of July; most Dodge County Banks, Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly, Rechek’s Food Pride, and the Fair Office at the Fairgrounds. Or, view and print from our website Open Class Exhibitor page. Complete the Entry Form and return to the Fair Office. Then pick up entry tags on Tuesday before the fair or include a self-addressed stamped envelope to have them sent. Exhibitor Season tickets are $25.

How do I rent commercial vendor or tent display space?2020-12-24T15:18:03-06:00

Get information from the Commercial and Concession Page on our website, call Dan & Barb Mullin at (920) 885-3586, or Send an Email to [email protected] Starting August 13th Dan & Barb will be at the Fairgrounds in the office under the grandstand. (Space Manager Office)

Is there a place to park a motorcycle?2020-12-24T15:18:23-06:00

Yes, we have a special Motorcycle Parking Lot. Ask car parkers, ticket takers or follow signs. There’s a roped off area just West of the white Commercial Tents with yellow kick stand boards. (first come, first serve)

How much do tickets for the entertainment cost?2020-12-24T15:19:18-06:00

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!

Where do I find Handicap Parking?2020-12-24T15:19:54-06:00

There are two sections to accommodate as many spots as possible. Main section is located South of the white Commercial Tents off Fairview Road. Second section is located on Grand Avenue along the Youth and Storage Buildings (when full see a parking attendant for assistance).  View handicap parking areas on our County Fair Layout Map here https://www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com/about-us/directions/

When is Senior Citizen Day and how do I get discount admission?2021-08-14T18:50:48-05:00

Senior Citizen Day at the Dodge County Fair is Thursday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm in Radio Park.  Eligible seniors (55 years or older) must pick-up a coupon at area businesses to get discounted admission.  $2.00 off coupons are only valid before 12 pm, so get out to the Fair early on Thursday!

Coupons are available at;
Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly

Senior Citizen Day at the Fair organized by Good Karma Broadcasting (WXRO 95.3 and WBEV 1430).  Contact Phone: (920) 885-4442 or [email protected]
Is there a beer tent at the Fair?2020-12-24T15:21:06-06:00

Yes, the famous Legion Beer Pavilion on Wisconsin Street along with the main concession stand and trackside bars around the grandstand stage area.  Many brands onsite to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!

What are the Admission Prices to the County Fair?2020-12-24T15:21:34-06:00

Gate Admission is $7 before 12 pm OR $10 after 12 pm. Age 9 and under 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.

FREE Grandstand, Parking and Family Entertainment throughout the grounds daily.

If you pay for admission in the morning can you leave and return in the afternoon on the same ticket?2020-12-24T15:22:05-06:00

Yes, if you wish to re-enter the grounds on the same day you will need your ticket stub to get a wristband at the Fair Office. This wristband will be fastened by Fair Personnel only to the ticket holder. A new ticket is used each day and a different wrist band must be obtained each day if you wish to re-enter the fairgrounds.

When is Wristband Day on the Midway?2020-12-24T15:22:38-06:00

Wristband days are on Wednesday (1-8 pm), Thursday (1-5 pm) and Friday (12-5 pm).  Saturday is Family Day with a 50% discount on ride tickets (12-5 pm) 20 tickets for $10.00.  Details available on the Rides and Midway Information Page from the Dodge County Fair drop-down menu.

Do I have to pay to re-enter the Fair if I leave and come back within the same day?2020-12-24T15:25:11-06:00

No, if you stop in the fair office you can get a wristband that will allow you to re-enter the fair for only that day. You will ONLY receive a wristband if you bring your Admission Ticket, Season Pass, or Exhibitor Ticket to the office. NO TICKET – NO WRISTBAND !! Must have WRISTBAND on the person who is going to re-enter that day.

Is there an option to purchase season tickets other than in person?2020-12-24T15:25:52-06:00

Yes, you can purchase season tickets by mail. Send a check by mail for $27 per ticket before August 5th to ensure timely delivery. Tickets are not printed till mid-summer, so please wait to send payment as we will not start mailing until after June 28th. Send payment with a note on check “Season Ticket” to Dodge County Fair Association, P.O. Box 654, Beaver Dam, WI 53916. (tickets are also available at most all Dodge County Financial Institutions, Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly, Rechek’s Food Pride, and the Fair Office during late July and early August)

PLEASE NOTE – FAQs are guidelines for our operation not policies!2020-12-24T15:26:26-06:00

Fair Officials and or Security reserve the right to change and or modify any of the above guidelines at any time. We will do our best to inform fairgoers of these changes if they do occur. For the most recent information contact the Fair Office by phone or in person.

If we purchase tickets for rides, do they need to be used all in one day or can you purchase a bunch and use them all weekend long?2020-12-24T15:28:19-06:00

All Kids Day and Family Day discount promotion tickets must be used during the special promotion hours.  Regular price tickets can be used any day of the five-day event.

 

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60 Comments

  1. nikki Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    Do tickets sell out for the concert?

    • nikki Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM - Reply

      What time do we need to get there by in order to get threw the line and into the grand stand?

      • Fair Assoc Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:07 PM - Reply

        Depending on the popularity of the entertainment lines at the gates (to drive in the Fair) could delay you up to 30 minutes. Arrive before 6pm to make sure you don’t miss the start of the concert!

    • Fair Assoc Monday, August 12, 2013 at 9:01 PM - Reply

      The grandstand entertainment is FREE with paid admission to the Fair. Tickets do not sell out. The only limiting factor is the speed of taking tickets which could delay your entry.

  2. Cali Ricke Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8:39 PM - Reply

    Can you get right up to the stage for Justin Moore in the free area?

    • Fair Assoc Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM - Reply

      Yes, you can get very close to the stage in the free area. Looking at our Concert Seating Chart under the menu Dodge County Fair from this site you’ll see sections Track A and C have an area that is very close to the stage.

  3. Dana Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 6:46 AM - Reply

    What time do the rides start/open on Wednesday?

    • Fair Assoc Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 6:49 AM - Reply

      Rides and midway open at 3pm on Wednesday. More information on the Midway Page of our website.

  4. Frank Herzer Friday, January 18, 2013 at 1:48 PM - Reply

    I always go to the fair and cannot wait to see your entertainment for this year. Keep up the good work!

  5. Shaun Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:16 AM - Reply

    When and who do you plan on having for entertainment for the 2013 Dodge county fair. Please E- mail me with a response so I can sing up for there fan club in time before the show. I have attended the fair since I can remember. I have always enjoyed myself. Thank you.

    • FairAssoc Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM - Reply

      Thank you for the feedback. The 2013 Main Stage Entertainment will be announced on February 2nd at the Annual Shareholders Meeting and posted on our website http://www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com. If you would like to receive the announcement by email, sign-up for our mailing list. You can sign-up for our mailing list on the right column of the website by entering your info and pressing submit.

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