2022 Winnebago County Fair Events

Grandstand | Music Village | Carnival Rides | Daily Family Entertainment | Special Events

Now Available to Download – 2022 Brochure with Daily Schedule (PDF. Print Size 8.5″ x 14″)

2022 Grandstand Entertainment


T&C Rodeo
WI Freestyle Motocross
(Cody Cavanaugh)
Fireworks to Follow


N.E.W. Motorsports
Badger State
Truck & Tractor Pull


Demolition Derby

Hollywood Motorsports Entertainment

Check out PHOTOS from previous year’s events at Photographer Ryan Clausen’s Website: 2019 County Fair | 2021 County Fair

2022 Music Village

We proudly support local musicians in our Music Village – no one throws a better party then these fantastic groups! Come for the Grandstand shows…stay for the party!

Wednesday 8:00pm

Bad Habitz

Bad Habitz is a talented, hardworking rock band. Heavily influenced by 80’s rock music. This 3-piece band will amaze you with not only their ability to play, but also with their stage presence. Bad Habitz started out as a family project in 2010 that quickly exploded in to a powerful, dynamic, established local band favorite.


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Thursday 8:00pm

Model Citizens

With a flair for the dramatics, Model Citizens is most commonly described as a theatrical rock band playing the songs you know and LOVE! From Meatloaf to Macklemore, they’ll have you dancing and singing along until last call. 


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Friday 8:00pm

The Presidents

Four score and seven years ago a monumental collection of musical powers united in the Fox Valley with the mission of helping people have a good time, and Wisconsin’s Favorite Party Band was created. This high energy show with an eclectic mix of classic to contemporary party rock songs will rock your socks off.


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Saturday 3:00pm

Fire on High

If you are looking for great vocals, harmonies and a Country and Classic Rock good time, Fire On High has got you covered! Their high energy show will blow you away from start to finish. Their sound is reminiscent of Little Big Town and The Eagles. Come get your FIRE on!


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Saturday 8:00pm

Spitfire Rodeo

Our mission is to bring hell raisin’, beer drinkin’, kick ass country music back to the forefront -where it belongs. Come to a show expecting to sing at the top of your lungs, raise your glass in a toast, and boot-scoot all over that dance floor. One thing is for sure, you are definitely going to have a good time.


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2022 Midway & Carnival Rides

Mr. Ed's Magical Midways

A premiere amusement ride supplier to fairs, festivals, and events throughout the state of Wisconsin. Not only do we provide some of the best rides in Wisconsin, but we also provide fair food, midway games, and a kiddie play area. See our List of Rides.

Midway & Carnival Rides New Hours for 2022!

Rides Open: 1pmRides Open: 12noonRides Open: 12noon
Rides Open: 4:00pmRides Open: 4:00pmClosed for Safety Checks: 4pm-5pmClosed for Safety Checks: 4pm-5pmClose: 4pm
Close: 10:30pmClose: 10:30pmClose: 10:30pmClose: 10:30pmFair Closes at 4pm

Parents of young children: please be aware of our ride’s height restrictions PRIOR to buying your tickets. Contact Mr. Ed’s for more info on rides that will be available at the Winnebago County Fair and their height restrictions.

Carnival Photo Credits: Annie Elmer & Jim Koepnick, Visit Oshkosh
2021 Winnebago County Fair

2022 Daily Family Entertainment

Daily Entertainment Acts put on 3 Shows Daily between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Exact show hours will be listed at Entertainment locations throughout the Fair. Times of each Act’s Shows will be staggered from each other as much as possible – but come early to plan out your day at the Fair! All shows included with your admission ticket – stay all day for the best value.

All-American Lumberjack Show

We have 10 lumberjack events including Log Rolling, OP Race, Axe Throwing, Spring Board Tree Topping, Single Buck, 2 Man X-cut Sawing, Stock Saw Racing, Hot Saw Racing, Quick Carve & Log Boom Racing. It is run in head to head competition format with lots of interaction with the audience who along with the lumberjacks are on a red or blue team.

Pleasure Valley Pig, Duck & Goat Racing

Pleasure Valley Farm lies on the edge of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest in Adell, WI. Our farm has been in the family for 154 years, our grandchildren are the 7th generation helping at the farm.

Our Fair Show is a 20 minute high-energy show for all to enjoy. There are 3 pig races, 2 duck races and 1 goat race per show.  We encourage guests to get involved with cheering on the animals. 

Visit our Pumpkin Farm this fall, season begins October 1, 2022: https://pvllamas.com/

Royal Legacy

Royal Legacy Circus consists of a wide variety of circus acts from all around the world! We have the motorcycles inside the legendary globe of death, death defying feats on the high wire 30 feet above the ground, as seen on America’s Got Talent season 14 the Dominguez Poodles and many more thrilling acts! One of our main attractions is Logan Dominguez! The worlds youngest globe of death rider at only 10 years old! Royal Legacy Circus is a show for audiences of all ages! From children to senior citizens, our show is guaranteed to thrill all audiences!

Nick's Kids Show

Rock Out with Nick’s Band!! It’s Your Time to Shine!! Think You Can Hula Hoop??? Prove it in our Hula Hoop Contest!!!!
3 Shows Daily.

Become a Farmer for a Day in Nick’s Kid Shows Barnyard Adventure. Milk a cow, feed a pig, bale hay and much more!
3 shows daily.

Ready, Set, Grow. Agricultural Magic Show. Featuring Farmer Ed.

Weds, Thurs & Fri ONLY

3 Shows Daily
between 11am and 5pm

Ready, Set, Grow is a fun agricultural magic show for kid’s of all ages with comedic magic, juggling, puppets, audience participation, and music.

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

Performance Chainsaw Art. Watch the artist carve daily from approximately 11am-5pm. No set show times, artist carves throughout the whole day – stop by anytime to watch (breaks will be posted at woodcarving site during Fair).

Carving Auction
Sat. Aug. 6 at 5:00pm

An auction of all the carvings done Weds-Sat will be held on Saturday, August 6 at 5pm. TWO blank logs will be auctioned off, winner gets to pick their design and artist will carve the logs on Sunday, August 7.

Funds raised at the auction go first to covering the costs of hiring the woodcarver and secondly to general Fair support to help keep ticket costs low to fair attendees.

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Bear Hollow Wood Carvings (Artist Chad Danczyk) from the 2021 County Fair

WNC Mountain Trout Fishing

Catch & release trout fishing available every day, all day from approximately 11am-5pm. This attraction has been popular with children at our Fair for many years!

2022 Face Painting & Balloons

We have 2 talented artists/teams coming to share their special talents with you this year. Face Painting & Balloon art will be available daily at rotating times (details TBA).

Mischief & Magic

Balloon Art – Hours TBA

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Whimbubble Studios

Face Painting – Hours TBA

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2022 Special Events

Special Events are date/time specific. Please plan ahead to join us for this entertainment.

Veterans’ Day All Day Friday
Free Admission w/Military ID

Thanks to our 2022 Sponsor GENERAC, FREE Ride Bands will be available on Friday to veterans/active service members at the Fair Office inside the Expo Building

Seniors’ Day (55+) Friday 9am-4pm
$5 at the gate (no rides included)

We have new events FRIDAY ONLY for Seniors’/Veterans’ Day, including BINGO and grilling demonstrations by Mad Dog & Merrill! See below for details:

Friday Only Entertainment

Hosted by Whisper Hill Clydesdales Special Needs


Friday 8/5, times TBA
Barn E

(next to Grandstand)

The Whisper Hill team hosts Bingo at the American Legion Hall in Oshkosh on Spruce St on Thursday nights. More info coming soon about game set-up and prize payouts for the County Fair.

Play some Bingo, win big prizes and support a great local cause!

Claire Coats Memorial Horse Pull

Friday 8/5, 11:00am
Outdoor Arena

Watch local horse pull teams compete. The sport of horse pulling originated when horses were still used for daily farm work. Farmers would challenge one another to see whose horse or team could pull the most weight. Since then, horse pulling has evolved into an organized sport with teams of equine athletes.

Horse pulling is a draft horse competition where horses in harness, usually one or two animals, pull a stone-boat or weighted sled and the winner is the team or animal that can pull the most weight for a short distance.

Mad Dog & Merrill “Grillologists”

Friday 8/5, times TBA
Expo Hall

Internationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists,” Mad Dog & Merrill®, entertain and educate thousands of backyard enthusiasts every year with the finer points of grilling on America’s Favorite Grill’n Show. ​​They want nothing more than to make everyone a better griller and have a ton of fun doing it!

Mad Dog & Merrill® travel the country performing in front of live audiences and hosting the TV series Mad Dog & Merrill® Midwest Grill’n that shows viewers how easy it is to be creative and entertain in their own backyard.

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Tuba Dan Band

Friday 8/5, 12p-4p
Family Tent

For more than five decades, ‘Tuba Dan’ has captivated Wisconsinites and people across the midwest with his gift of gab and love of polka.

This can’t-miss tradition at the Winnebago County Fair will include performances of a variety of polkas and waltzes.

• Sizzlin Sony’s Rockin’ Roadshow (Friday & Saturday) •

• Horizon Formal Dairy Show by Holstein Breeder’s Association (Friday 7pm) •

• Meat Animal Auction by Winnebago County Meat Animal Board (Saturday 8am) •

• Small Frys in Training Dairy Showmanship by Winnebago County Fair Association (Sunday 9am) •
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