Door County Fair 2024

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Door County Fair 2024

August 14 @ 12:00 pm August 18 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Door County Fair – a tradition spanning over 150 years, promising an unforgettable experience for the entire family! Join us for five days of excitement, entertainment, and community spirit.

Lodging for the Door County Fair

Planning on coming to Door County around the time of the Door County Fair? Check out our article on the best hotels in Door County to find the best lodging for your group.

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Door County Fair Schedule

Carnival Schedule

Wednesday August 14th – 4pm-11pm

Thursday August 15th – 3pm-11pm

Friday August 16th – – 12noon- 11pm (Break from 5-6pm)

Saturday August 17th – 12noon- 11pm (Break from 5-6pm)

Sunday August 18th – 12noon – 6pm

Grandstand Schedule

All Budweiser Grandstand events are included in your daily admission
(daily pass or booster button)!

Thursday, August 10th:
Stock Car Races Presented by Napa Auto Parts – 6:30 pm

The line up – Stock Cars, Sport Mods, Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders, and Sport Mod Busch Shootout to conclude the evening!

Friday, August 11th:
TBD – 6:30 pm

Saturday Budweiser & Flanigan Distributing Day, August 12th:
Motorcycle Races
6:00 pm races, 4:00 pm hot laps

Sunday, August 13th:
Demolition Derby
1:30 pm

Music Stage Schedule

Wednesday, August 14th:
Boogie & the Yo-Yoz – 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 15th:
Spicy Tie Band – 7:30 pm

Friday, August 16th:
American Honey -4:30 pm
Pink Houses – 7:30 pm

Saturday, August 17th:
Glas Hammer – 4:30 pm
The Glam Band – 7:30 pm

Sunday, August 18th:
Haulin Brass -11:30am

Food at the Door County Fair

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At the Door County Fair, visitors are treated to a delightful blend of traditional fair treats and local flavors that captivate the taste buds of all ages. Classic fair delights such as elephant ears and cotton candy are perennial favorites, offering a nostalgic taste of summertime fun. However, what truly sets the fair apart are the stands set up by local clubs and organizations. These stands feature a variety of savory options, including chili, hot dogs, burgers, and beer, showcasing Door County’s community spirit in every bite.

Another highlight of the fair is the 4-H dairy bar, operated by local youth involved in agriculture. Here, fairgoers can enjoy some of the creamiest ice cream available, along with a variety of other food items. It’s a testament to the region’s agricultural roots and the hard work of its young people. The Door County Fair is more than just an event; it’s a celebration of local flavor, community, and the simple joys that come with the summer season.

Exhibits and Competition

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The Door County Fair is a bustling hub of competition and display, offering a platform for both youth in 4-H and adults to showcase their talents and hard work. Animal exhibits feature a diverse range of livestock, including rabbits, pigs, sheep, chickens, ducks, horses, and cattle, offering participants the chance to demonstrate their skills in animal care and training.

Equestrian events are a highlight, with riders and their horses displaying their agility and bond in thrilling competitions. In addition to the animal showcases, the fair hosts cooking competitions, with baking categories being especially popular, alongside arts and crafts exhibits where creativity flourishes. The culmination of these events is the animal auction, where top animals are celebrated and sold, marking the high point of the fair’s competitive spirit.

Why You Should Visit the Door County Fair

Visiting the Door County Fair is like stepping into a vibrant tapestry of local culture, entertainment, and family fun, all wrapped up in the scenic beauty of Door County. From the thrilling rides that light up the night sky to the laughter of children chasing each other through the midway, it’s a place where memories are made.

As a local and a dad, I’ve watched my kids’ eyes light up with joy as they take their first carnival ride, their eager anticipation for the yearly animal shows, and their pride in showcasing their own crafts and projects. The fair offers a unique blend of traditional agricultural exhibits, live music that gets your feet tapping, and delicious local foods that make your mouth water.

It’s not just an event; it’s a celebration of community spirit, the fruits of hard labor, and the simple joys of life. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a foodie, or someone looking to soak up the local culture, the Door County Fair is a summer highlight not to be missed.

Tips for Visiting the Door County Fair

  • Arrive Early: Beat the crowds and enjoy cooler morning temperatures. It’s a great time to visit the animal exhibitions and watch the fair come to life.
  • Wear Comfortable Clothing and Shoes: You’ll be doing a lot of walking, so dress for comfort and the weather.
  • Pack Sun Protection: Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses are a must to protect you and your family from the summer sun.
  • Bring a Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the day, especially important on hot summer days. There are often refill stations available.
  • Plan Your Visit: Check the fair’s schedule ahead of time to make sure you catch your must-see events, like the pie-eating contest or the local bands playing.
  • Save on Tickets: Look for advance ticket sales or special promotional days that can save you money on admission and rides.
  • Explore the Exhibits: Don’t miss out on the agricultural and craft exhibits. It’s a great way to appreciate the talent and hard work of our community.
  • Try the Local Food: From corn on the cob to homemade pies, the fair is a feast of local flavors. Don’t miss out on unique treats!
  • Keep an Eye on the Kids: The fair can be crowded, so consider setting a meeting point in case anyone gets lost.
  • Take Breaks: Find time to rest in shaded areas or enjoy a sit-down snack. It helps recharge your energy for more fair fun.
  • Capture the Moments: Don’t forget your camera or phone to capture the fun moments and beautiful exhibits.
  • Be Patient: Lines for rides and food can be long, but they’re worth the wait. Use the time to chat with family or plan your next fair adventure.
$10 Daily Pass

Door County Fair


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John Miles County Park

916 North 14th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235
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