Thursday, July 19
Hometown Hero Day 

Nominate a Hometown Hero

Admission Specials:
$3 admission before 3 p.m. for all ages

Armed Forces personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard members and veterans), police officers, firefighters and first responders receive FREE admission for Hero plus one (1) guest.

Main Stage Entertainment:

Madison Music Foundry Band Night

7 pm

Evening Concert

2018 Hometown Hero Day Activities

Get your Ribbons!
Yellow and patriotic ribbons, provided by Operation Homefront, will be available each at entrance gate. While supplies last. 

Military Appreciation Day
Special Flag Ceremonies
The American Legion Post 59 of Stoughton will be raising the flags at 11 a.m. and lowering the flags at 8 p.m. Join us for this special salute to our flag.

Free Mili-Kits to Send Care Packages to the Troops
Brought to you by the United States Postal Service
United States Postal Service staff will be at the gates to provide free packaging and supplies for mailing to the military overseas. Each Mili-Kit includes 6 Priority Flat Rate 
boxes of 3 different sizes, 6 customs labels and holders, Priority Mail labels and a roll of Priority Mail packaging tape. Information will be provided on rates, packaging, and how to order supplies for future use.

The Salvation Army of Dane County - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by the rescue vehicle for a tour and snacks. Take a few minutes to learn all the ways the Salvation Army of Dane County helps those during emergencies. 

Special Fair Entrance
When entering the Fair, look for the Hometown Hero gate. Have your identification. Our vendors are excited to say “Thank you!” to you by offering hero-only specials and discounts. You will receive a flyer highlighting these specials at the entrance gate. You'll also be invited to wear a red, white and blue ribbon, to help us recognize you as a service member.

Resources at the Fair
Exhibition Hall A
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Along with fun at the Fair, take advantage of valuable resources. Organizations with Resource Fair displays at the Fair include:

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Exhibition Hall D
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Give the gift of life. New and returning donors are encouraged to donate. Simply bring your ID to the Fair. Click here to register online. You MUST pay to enter the Fair to give blood. 

Mad Rollin' Dolls 
Exhibition Hall C
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Madison's premiere roller derby league is lacing up their skates to put on a show for all ages! These ruthless ladies skate full-contact to score the most points for their teams. Come and join us for this action-packed event!


Daily Entertainment

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Kiddie Farm
1 p.m. K9s in Flight
2 p.m. Moto Maniacs
3 p.m. K9s in Flight
4 p.m. Moto Maniacs
5 p.m. K9s in Flight
6 p.m. Moto Maniacs

Carnival Special

Hours:
Noon to close 

$2 Thursday - All rides are just one ticket at $2 per ticket.
Vaild Noon to close

 

Youth Judging

8 a.m. Poultry  Pavilion 2
8:30 a.m.

Plant & Soil Science, Flowers & House Plants,
Photography, Electricity, Mechanical Sciences

 
9 a.m. Beef Pavilion 2
9 a.m. Model Horse Exhibition Hall
9:30 a.m. Cavies/Guinea Pigs Pavilion 2
10 a.m. Sheep - Breeding Lots, followed by Market Lots Pavilion 2
1 p.m. Horse-English & Western Dressage Pavilion 1