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Dane County Fair July 20th – 23rd

July 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Dane County Fair is an annual, family-friendly event held in Wisconsin’s capital city every July. Friends from near and far venture to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for free concerts, entertainment, great food, animals, and adventure.


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  • NEW THIS YEAR! Gates are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm with no entry after 8:00 pm – Daily – events go on until 11 pm. Youth under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 4:00 pm daily.
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Carnival will open at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Noon on Friday-Sunday. It will end at 10:30 pm each night with ticket sales ending at 9:30 pm, and wristband sales ending at 8:30 pm.
  • 3 before 3 – Admission Thursday and Friday is just $3 before 3:00pm
  • Hometown Hero Day – Thursday – Free Admission for all military personnel and public servants
  • Hometown Hero Day – Thursday – Flag Raising and Lowering Ceremonies at 11:00 am and 8:00 pm demonstrated by the Stoughton American Legion Post 59 Honor Guard
  • Madison Roller Derby – Thursday – Free bout for Fair goers
  • Kids Day – Friday – Free activities and take-home projects for kids of all ages, games by ESPN, and kiddie tractor pedal pull
  • Farm Fresh Day – Saturday – Fabulous Farm Babe Tractor Parade – Tractors, big and small & Ag scavenger hunt
  • Family Day – Sunday – Contests and entertainment presented by La Movida starting at noon
  • Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Shows – Three Free Shows Daily – a logging show with the combination of suspense, thrill, and comedy Stingray Encounter – 9:00 am-7:00 pm Daily – an interactive exhibit featuring knowledgeable educators to teach attendees about sea life. Attendees also have the opportunity to feed the stingrays (fee required).
  • Kiddie Farm – Daily – Get up close and personal with a variety of farmyard animals
  • Rockstars in the Ring – Sunday – livestock show for youth with an intellectual disability (pre-registration required)
  • Carnival Special – Thursday-Sunday – Unlimited ride wristband $33 from open to 10:30 pm each night (wristband sales end at 8:30 pm)
  • Nearly 6,000 animals and projects on display
  • Free Live Music Nightly – Thursday – Feudin’Hillbillys at 7:00 pm
  • Free Live Entertainment Nightly – Friday – Comedian Mike Brody at 7:00 pm & Piano Fondue at 8:00pm
  • Free Live Music – Saturday – Wisconsin Singers at 1:30 pm, Dakota Tamminga at 3:30 pm, and Jordan St. Cyr with Consumed by Fire, presented by Life 102.5 at 6:30pm
  • Free Live Music & Entertainment – Sunday – La Movida presents contests and entertainment beginning at Noon
    • 3:30PM Taco Eating Contest
    • 5:00PM Jalapeno Eating Contest
    • 6:30PM El Grito Contest


July 20, 2023
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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