Information for Dane County, Lodi, Stoughton and WI State Fair

Dane County Fair – Youth Exhibits

Volunteer Schedules: Schedules will be avialable soon

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  • Project Protectors
  • Clover Store Help
  • Cloverbud Evaluators
  • Small Animal Barn Project Protectors

Sign up for the Potato Stand – schedule will be available soon

  • Potato & Ice Cream Stand
  • Potato Washers



Would you like to share how you are preparing a project for the 2020 Dane County Fair (July 16-19)? The Dane County Fair is looking for four (4) exhibitors to showcase their project process as they get ready to exhibit at the Fair. We know it takes a lot of hard work to prepare for the Fair, and we would like to show our community all that you do to get ready for entry day. The four chosen exhibitors will be considered our “Featured Fair Projects” and will be promoted via the Dane County Fair website and social media channels.

Participants will need to provide our social media contact with some background on yourself and your project. In addition, as you work on your project, you will be required to submit photos of your process every step of the way as you get ready for the Fair. Below is a tentative schedule of the social media posts that will be posted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. We will not use last names or tag the photos to preserve your privacy. Lastly, we hope to organize a Meet n’ Greet at the Fair for you to present your project at a schedule timeslot to the attendees of the Fair to talk about your process and showcase your project.

Project A – Example:  Knitting

  • Post #1                April – Introduce the project & the exhibitor. Example: Daniel is researching patterns & yarns to select a knitting project for the 2020 fair.
  • Post #2                May – Daniel has starting knitting and didn’t like the type of yarn so it looking at next steps.
  • Post #3                June – Finishing touches on the knitting project.
  • Post #4                July – Entry day, Daniel brings his knitting project to the fair and has face to face judging.
  • Post #5                July – Meet n’ Greet at the Fair, Daniel presents his project to attendees during a scheduled time along with a brief description about his process and journey preparing his project for the Fair.

If you are interested in sharing your project story and/or have questions, please contact the Dane County Fair at danecountyfair2900@gmail.com by Friday, March 20th, with your name, club, and project description.  Karen, our social media contact, will then be in touch to finalize the details and schedule of your featured project.


FAIREST OF THE FAIR – Applications due March 13

Do you love the Fair and ever wonder how YOU could be an ambassador for YOUR Dane County Fair? Well now’s your chance! We are searching for the next Fairest of the Fair for the 2020 Dane County Fair.

Young adults with a passion for the local community and the Dane County Fair are encouraged to apply by March 13 to serve as the 2020 Dane County Fairest of the Fair. Making public appearances at parades and various community events, the Fairest of the Fair also promotes the Dane County Fair through radio interviews and social media. As the Fair’s official spokesperson, the Fairest of the Fair appears daily at the Dane County Fair, July 16-19, and will compete to become the Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs in January 2021.

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and have strong ties to the Dane County community. Qualifications considered include school and youth organization involvement, community service activities, and familiarity with the Dane County Fair. The Fairest of the Fair program requires strong communication skills, a professional appearance, and an outgoing personality. The full list of eligibility requirements, the application and more information can be found at www.danecountyfair.com/pages/Fairest-of-the-Fair.php; also attached.

Applications must be returned by March 13 to be considered for final interviews and selection of the 2020 Fairest of the Fair on March 29. The individual chosen to serve as the 2020 Dane County Fairest of the Fair will be publicly coronated on Saturday, June 13 at the 2020 Dane County Breakfast on the Farm.

For questions, please contact Pam VanderSanden at danectyfairest@gmail.com.


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