Dane County Fair

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 at 9:00am

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

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Join us at the Alliant Energy Center, July 15-18, 2021, to see how "the future is BRIGHT" at the Dane County Fair. With many new attractions and features, along with classic favorites, the Dane County Fair will be the highlight of your summer.

Fair Schedule:

Hometown Hero Day Activities:

Get your Ribbons!
Yellow and patriotic ribbons, provided by Operation Homefront, will be available each at entrance gate. While supplies last.

Special Flag Ceremonies
The American Legion Post 59 of Stoughton will be raising the flags at 11 a.m. and lowering the flags at 8 p.m. Join us for this special salute to our flag.

Free Mili-Kits to Send Care Packages to the Troops
Brought to you by the United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service staff will be at the gates to provide free packaging and supplies for mailing to the military overseas. Each Mili-Kit includes 6 Priority Flat Rate boxes of 3 different sizes, 6 customs labels and holders, Priority Mail labels and a roll of Priority Mail packaging tape. Information will be provided on rates, packaging, and how to order supplies for future use.

The Salvation Army of Dane County - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by the rescue vehicle for a tour and snacks. Take a few minutes to learn all the ways the Salvation Army of Dane County helps those during emergencies.

Special Fair Entrance
When entering the Fair, look for the Hometown Hero gate. Have your identification. Our vendors are excited to say “Thank you!” to you by offering hero-only specials and discounts. You will receive a flyer highlighting these specials at the entrance gate. You'll also be invited to wear a red, white and blue ribbon, to help us recognize you as a service member.

Resources at the Fair
Exhibition Hall A
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Along with fun at the Fair, take advantage of valuable resources. Organizations with Resource Fair displays at the Fair include:

115th Fighter Wing (WI Air National Guard)
Stoughton American Legion
The Salvation Army
Madison VA Hospital
Madison VA Mental Health
Madison VA Eligibility and Enrollment
Dane County Veterans Service Office
The American Red Cross
United States Postal Service
No Veteran Left Behind USA, Inc
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
RSVP Vets Helping Vets
Dryhootch
Healing Warrior Hearts

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Exhibition Hall B
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Give the gift of life. New and returning donors are encouraged to donate. Simply bring your ID to the Fair.

Madison Roller Derby
Exhibition Hall C
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Madison's premiere roller derby league is lacing up their skates to put on a show for all ages! These ruthless ladies skate full-contact to score the most points for their teams. Come and join us for this action-packed event!

Daily Entertainment:
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. - Kiddie Farm
1 p.m. - Lady Houdini
2 p.m. - KidBuck$ Game Show
3 p.m. - Lady Houdini
4 p.m. - KidBuck$ Game Show
5 p.m. - Lady Houdini
6 p.m. - KidBuck$ Game Show

Noon to close: Carnival

Youth Judging:
8 a.m. Poultry - Pavilion 2 - Showring C
8:30 a.m Plant & Soil Science, Flowers & House Plants, Photography - Pavilion 1 & Exhibition Hall
9 a.m. Beef - Pavilion 2 - Showring A
9 a.m. Model Horse - Exhibition Hall - Hall B
9:30 a.m. Cavies/Guinea Pigs - Pavilion 2 - Showring C
10 a.m. - Sheep - Breeding Lots, followed by Market Lots - Pavilion 2 - Showing B
1 p.m. - Horse-English & Western Dressage - Pavilion 1
1 p.m
Communication Arts Festival - Exhibition Hall
Little Shepherd Show, at completion of the Sheep Show - Pavilion 2 - Showring B

Fair Admission:
5 and under - Free
Age 6-11: $3
Age 12 & Over: $8

This event listing provided for the Madison community events calendar. Community events are not associated with or sponsored by AARP, but may be of interest to you. If you have an event to share, let us know!

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