Dane County Fair

Saturday, Jul 17, 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:

Farm Fresh Day Activities:

Fabulous Farm Babe Tractor Parade
Fairgrounds Drive
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A parade of tractors that are all colors and sizes will be on display. This is a great chance to climb right up into the driver’s seat of the awesome machines.

Dane County Farm Bureau Scavenger Hunt
Pavilions 1 & 2
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy meeting animals and farmers while learning about, seeing and touching the many animals at the Fair. Have fun completing the scavenger hunt and win a prize, too! The Dane County Farm Bureau is proud to present this AgVenture.

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 to come.

Dane County Fair Kiddie Tractor Pull
Exhibition Hall B
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Fun for all ages! Participate in a feat of strength in a kiddie tractor pull event. Trophies will be awarded in several age catagories. Be sure to register at 1 p.m. for the free event.

Daily Entertainment:

9 a.m. - 8 p.m: Kiddie Farm
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Youth & Community Stage
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. - Horse - Western Classes concluding with Drill Team - Pavilion 1
9 a.m. - Dairy - Registered Holstein & Colored Breeds - Pavilion 2 - Showring A
9:30 a.m. - Dairy Goats - Pavilion 2 - Showring B
1 p.m. - Dairy - Little Britches - Pavilion 2 - Showring A
1:30 p.m. - Dairy - Miss Q Contest - Pavilion 2 - Showring A
2 p.m. - Exotic Animals - Pavilion 2 - Showring B
7 p.m. - Small Animal Sale - Pavilion 2 - Showring B
7 p.m. - 4-H Dance - Pavilion 1 - Mezzanine

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

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