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Say Cheese: Dunn County Fair runs July 27-31

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  Under the theme of “Say Cheese,” the Dunn County Fair will begin Wednesday, July 27, and runs through Sunday, July 31.

Admission to the fair is $1 per person and $2 after 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A season pass is $10.

Parking is free.

The Dunn County Fair starts out Tuesday, July 26, with a dog show at 9 a.m., a cat show at 3 p.m. and the judging of aerospace, computers, and mechanical science exhibits at 6 p.m.

The fair gets into full swing Wednesday morning, July 27, at 9:30 a.m. in the Youth & Open Class Building with the judging of clothing, cultural arts, foods & nutrition, photography, electricity and woodworking exhibits.

Open class exhibits in plants, clothing, knitting, crocheting and home furnishings also will be judged at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the open class antiques and food exhibits will be judged, along with exploring, education and school-related projects, club booths, and self-determined projects.

Judging continues 1 p.m. Wednesday with crocheting, knitting, child development, plant and soil sciences, natural sciences, crops, flowers, houseplants, communications, and home furnishings exhibits, along with open class in cultural arts, woodworking and photography exhibits.

The afternoon of judging wraps up at 3 p.m. Wednesday with cavies, small animals and vet science exhibits and Cloverbuds exhibits.

The Commercial Building opens at 4 p.m. Wednesday and closes at 10 p.m.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the Commercial Building opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.

On Sunday, the Commercial Building opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

Shows

Judging at the Dunn County Fair continues with the dairy, goats and rabbit show at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 28.

An exotic animals show is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday.

The sheep show will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, and the Horseless Horse show will be at 4 p.m.

The swine and poultry shows will be at 9 a.m. Friday, July 29.

The beef show is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, July 30, the 4-H horse show begins.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, the Little Britches showmanship show is scheduled.

Auctions 

The small animal auction is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday in the small animal exhibit building.

The small animal auction typically features a wide variety of poultry and rabbits.

The meat animal auction is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday.

Other events

A Kiddy Tractor Pull is scheduled at the Dunn County Fair at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30.

The annual 4-H Pie and Ice Cream Social is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, July 31.

Dunn County 4-H awards will be presented at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Carnival

No 4-H fair would be complete without carnival rides.

The carnival will open at 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, with “Sneak a Peak” wristbands from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for $16.

Thursday is “Buck Day” at the carnival from 1 p.m. to closing. All rides are $1.

Friday features “Wristband Mania” with wristbands from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $20.

Saturday is family day at the Dunn Count Fair with wristbands from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. for $20.

Sunday, July 31, is “Last Blast” day with wristbands from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for $16.

Unlimited ride passes also are available for the Dunn County Fair.

You can ride unlimited during all open times, and the unlimited ride pass is $40 in advance or $60 at the ticket booth.

Advanced sales are available at the Dunn County Fair office. Call 715-232-4005 for more information.

Grandstand

Grandstand entertainment kicks off Wednesday evening, July 27, at 7 p.m. with the Dunn County Fair Farm Truck & Tractor Pull.

Thursday, July 28, at the grandstand at 7 p.m. you will find Fair Night at the Races with the Red Cedar Speedway Midwest Modified Special Plus N.V.S.R. Vintage Sprint Cars.

The entertainment at the grandstand continues at 7 p.m. Friday night, July 29, at Fair Night at the Races with the Red Cedar Speedway featuring the Weekly Racing Series Event.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the grandstand is the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) Regional and National Truck and Tractor Pull.

Admission to the grandstand for the NTPA event is $10 for adults, and for children ten and under, admission is $5.

Grandstand entertainment finishes at 1 p.m. Sunday with the Demolition Derby.

Free stage

The Free Stage at the Dunn County Fair will feature the Wisconsin State Fair Talent Competition at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.

The Wisconsin State Fair Talent Competition Finals will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28.

At 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, July 29, the Free Stage will feature Jerod Sherlock, Comic Magician and Illusionist.

At 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, the Free Stage will feature Tonic Sol-fa, an a cappella group.

At 4 p.m. Saturday, you will find Mind Games (comedy hypnosis) at the Free Stage, and at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday the Free Stage will host Holy Rocka Rollaz, 50’s Rock & Roll Band.

Sunday, July 31, at noon, the Free Stage will feature The Memories Gospel Show.

At  2:30 p.m. Sunday, the Free Stage will host The Memories Variety Show.

More information 

To find out complete information about events scheduled at the Dunn County Fair, visit www.dunncountyfair.org.

You can also connect with the Dunn County Fair on Facebook. “Like” the fair on Facebook for updates and announcements.