Dane County Fair returns to Madison this week


MADISON, Wisconsin (WMTV) – The Dane County Fair is returning to Madison and is scheduled to take place at the Alliant Energy Center July 15-18.

Each day of the fair will feature a different theme and a plethora of activities for guests, according to a statement from Dane County Fair.

The fair kicks off on Thursday July 15 with Hometown Hero Day. Admission is free for armed forces personnel, police, firefighters, first responders, and one guest. Special flag ceremonies at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., an American Red Cross blood drive from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and demonstrations by Madison Roller Derby, Chicken Wire Empire and a contemporary bluegrass band from Milwaukee at 7 p.m. will make up the first day of the fair .

Children’s Day will take place on Friday July 16. Young people can participate in a Kiddie tractor pull, tour the Kiddie Farm, and enjoy ESPN Madison’s playground equipment, Dane County Fair said. Parents can enjoy Madison Country, taking the main stage at 7 p.m.

The Farm Fresh Products Day will follow on Saturday July 17. The fair partners with the Second Harvest Food Bank and its Adopt a Dairy Cow program. If you arrive before 3 p.m., $ 1 of each cash entry will go towards the Adopt a Dairy Cow fundraiser. Tractors can be seen at Fairgrounds Drive in the Fabulous Farm Baby Tractor Parade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The show will end on Sunday July 18, Family Day. A church service at 9 a.m. will kick off the final day, followed by a party on the main stage that will include catering contests, live music, and traditional Latin dance performances at noon. Young senior exhibitors will test their skills and compete for the Master Showman. The fair will end with the Dress-A-Critter competition.

Visit danecountyfair.com to see the full itinerary.

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