Dane County Fair

Dane County Fair

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019 at 8:00am


Join us at the Alliant Energy Center, July 18-21, 2019, for the Dane County Fair. With many new attractions and features, along with classic favorites, the Dane County Fair is your ticket to fun this summer.

Fair Schedule:

Hometown Hero Day

$3 admission before 3 p.m. for all ages

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)
American Legion
The Salvation Army
Dane County Veterans Service Office
Madison Mobile Vet Center
Fischer House Wisconsin
Madison Mobile Vet Center
Madison VA Hospital
Madison VA Social Work Department
Women's Veteran Health Program
OTI Transition and Care Management Team
Always Remembered Flags
National Guard
Dane County Sheriff
The American Red Cross
United States Postal Service
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Vets Helping Vets
Fischer House Wisconsin
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veterans for Diversity, Inc.
Chapter 25 Veterans for Peace

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Exhibition Hall D
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. Click here to register online. You MUST pay to enter the Fair to give blood.

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!


9 a.m. - 8 p.m: Kiddie Farm
1 p.m: Lady Houdini
2 p.m: PB Lumberjack Show
3 p.m: Lady Houdini
4 p.m: PB Lumberjack Show
5 p.m: Lady Houdini
6 p.m: PB Lumberjack Show

Youth Judging:

8 a.m. - Poultry -  Pavilion 2

8:30 a.m. - Plant & Soil Science, Flowers & House Plants, Photography

9 a.m. - Beef - Pavilion 2

9 a.m. - Model Horse - Exhibition Hall

9:30 a.m. - Cavies/Guinea Pigs - Pavilion 2

10 a.m. - Sheep - Breeding Lots, followed by Market Lots - Pavilion 2

1 p.m:
Horse-English & Western Dressage - Pavilion 1
Little Shepherd Show, at completion of the Sheep Show - Pavilion 2