Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Contact: Kristin Olson, Media Relations Manager,
             Katie Schmitt, Communications Specialist,
Phone: 608-224-0500 

Hometown Heroes Recognized at the Dane County Fair

MADISON, WIS. – Friends and family of Dane County’s military personnel, police officers, firefighters and first responders are encouraged to nominate these individuals for a Dane County Fair Hometown Hero Award. The awards will be formally presented on Thursday, July 19, during the Dane County Fair’s Hometown Hero Day, presented by Conney Safety, at the Alliant Energy Center.

Any individual with one of the aforementioned professions can be nominated for a Hometown Hero Award by visiting by June 29 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). The five individuals selected to receive a Hometown Hero Award will be announced in July on 94.1 WJJO and will be presented with the following:

  • Four free Daily Admission Passes to the Dane County Fair
  • Ride coupons
  • On-Stage recognition during Thursday night’s concert
  • Interview on 94.1 WJJO
  • Free food & drink at the fair
  • Certificate of Appreciation

In addition, all members of the military, police officers, firefighters and first responders and one guest will receive complimentary admission to the Fair on July 19, along with special deals from select vendors, in appreciation for their service.

To celebrate Hometown Hero Day, presented by Conney Safety, the fair will be hosting various activities throughout the day. A resource fair for past, current and future hometown heroes will be in Hall A of the Exhibition Hall along with demonstrations by Dane County K-9 and a performance by Mount Horeb’s Firehouse Minstrels. A flag raising and lowering ceremony at the beginning and end of the day, respectively, will be performed on the patio at the northeast corner of the Exhibition Hall. The American Red Cross will also be holding a blood drive to complete the day’s theme activities.

In the heart of Madison, the Dane County Fair is a “Country Fair with City Flair!” Home to free concerts, stunt shows, animals, a carnival and all the best fair foods, the Dane County Fair offers the best of both worlds. With a 168-year history, the Dane County Fair will once again be held at the Alliant Energy Center, July 19-22, 2018. For more information, visit, or our Facebook and Twitter pages.