Dodge County Fair Sees Solid Attendance Numbers

(Beaver Dam) There was five days of warm summer weather and sunshine for the Dodge County Fair this year, and solid attendance numbers as well. The Fair Association’s Sharon Keil says it was warm but she’ll take the heat over rain any day and no one was saying it was so hot they had to go home. 

“Maybe we didn’t have a fair in 2020 but we came back in 2021 with a great fair,” she says. 

Keil says 2021 was on par with previous years with preliminary attendance numbers around 50-thousand people. There were 7600 people through the gates on opening day, 8200 on Thursday, 10,500 attendees on Friday and 10,800 on Saturday. Keil will call into the WBEV morning show today with yesterday’s estimate. She says the carnival midway had perhaps its busiest year ever and the guy at the fresh squeezed lemonade stand had to go to Milwaukee for lemons yesterday after clearing the shelves in Beaver Dam.  

The five-day event at the fairgrounds outside Beaver Dam featured live music, tractor pulls, a carnival midway and a lot of blue ribbons to area youth showing animals. Festivities wrapped up yesterday (Sunday) with the demolition derby. At DailyDodge.com, you can find a variety of videos from the fair including the Meat Animal Sale, Junior Britches Showmanship, Supreme Showmanship, the Futurities Show, the Pig Pals Swine Spectacular and the Wood Carving Auction, along with an episode of Community Comment and the Cream Puff Eating Contest.