2023 Winnebago County Fair Events

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

Judging & Animal Show Times Now Available!

2023 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 County Fair

2023 Music Village

We proudly support local musicians in our Music Village – no one throws a better party then these fantastic groups! Guaranteed to keep the County Fair fun going well into the night.

Wednesday 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. 


Thursday 8:00pm Brady Lee

Brady Lee grew up right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – including graduating from UWO. Now he is one of COUNTRY MUSIC’S 2023 ARTISTS TO WATCH, alongside other incredible rising stars, including ERNEST, Ashley Cooke, Bailey Zimmerman, and more, Brady Lee has been crowned as the ‘23 Artist to Watch!

He is coming home this summer for his “Going Up North Tour” – and the Winnebago County Fair will be one of his stops. Don’t miss this chance to say “you saw him when…”


Friday 4:00pm

Shotgun Jane

Shotgun Jane is full of energy and is ready to blow your mind. From the amazing vocals and musicianship to the fun stage performances, you’d think you were at a high energy rock show. Formed in 2011 and based out of Janesville, WI, they are well known in WI, IL. With a blend of pop/rockin’ country they are sure to bring you to your feet and are ready to keep you dancing all night long. 


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Friday 8:00pm

The Dweebs

The Dweebs family band featuring Michael Blue, his two sons and his daughter bring an interactive and unique show to you. Colorful costumes, crazy stage antics, and lots of crowd participation are all a staple at any Dweeb performance along with listening to all your favorite hits from the 60’s till today. With over 35 years in the music industry, The Dweebs continue to bring the party wherever they go.


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Saturday 1:30-5:30 pm

Mistakes Were Made

Covering your favorite alternative, heavy metal & classic rock tunes in the Fox Valley!


New in 2023!
Cornhole Tournament

Music Village
Saturday, August 5
Details coming soon…

Saturday 7:00pm
Rock VS. Country

Crankin Yankees

Come see Crankin Yankees and Fire on High “battle” it out in this rock vs country showdown!

Crankin Yankees 

For the Crankin Yankees it is not just about the music. It is about bringing a memorable experience to you. One thing for sure the song selection will have it where you just cant help but to sing and move along with the music. The Crankin Yankees setlist range from 80’s & 90’s rock, through new and old country, and 80’s and newer pop.


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Saturday 7:00pm
Rock VS. Country

Fire on High

Come see Crankin Yankees and Fire on High “battle” it out in this rock vs country showdown! 

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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2023 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 2023!

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

2023 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.

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!

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/

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. 5 at 5:00pm

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

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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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.

The Most Fun Your Family Will Ever Have!

The Foam Zone will be filling our Fair with a mountain of foam guaranteed to make your visit to the Fair unforgettable!

  • Perfect for all ages!
  • Hypo-allergenic, eco-friendly & safe for grass.

KIDS CELEBRATION is the #1 family game show for groups of all ages, featuring fun, interactive competitions that invite the entire audiences to participate. 

KIDS CELEBRATION is a “fun-tastic” family experience unlike any other game show. This show guarantees laughter as children engage one another in an all-out extravaganza. 

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!

2023 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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2023 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)

Friday Only Entertainment

Claire Coats Memorial Horse Pull

Friday 8/4, 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.

Polka Band

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

Tuba Dan has retired this year! More info to come on our new Polka Band for Friday. Thanks for all the great years of entertainment Dan!

• 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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