Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Sheriff's Office

Dane County Fair

July 21, 2022
Elise Schaffer, PIO, (608) 284-6142
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has been working closely with fair organizers and is committed to ensuring the fair is a safe and family friendly experience.

The Sheriff’s Office will have a large, visible presence at the fair each day. While the outdoor areas of the fair are open until 11:00 pm, the carnival and fair entry gates will close each night at 8:00 pm. Ride ticket sales will end at 7:00 pm. After 4:00 pm, youth under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

“We’re providing significant resources and a visible presence at the fair to ensure that fair-goers can enjoy all of the food, fun and music that the Dane County Fair has to offer,” said Sheriff Kalvin Barrett.

The Dane County Fair starts today and runs through Sunday, July 24. Hours and other details for the fair can be found on their website,