The Dawson County Fair is set to start on July 13th and stretch to July 22nd. This year’s theme is Farm, Fresh Family Fun!   
Along with the always popular 4-H exhibits and the carnival will be many events that will be sure to entertain the masses in attendance on the Fairgrounds. 
The competitions will start on Saturday, July 14th with the 4-H Shooting Sports events at 9 a.m. 
The Stock Car Races are always fan favorites. During the fair, races will be held on July 15th starting at 6 p.m. 
On Wednesday, July 18th, if you bring two cans of food to donate to local food pantries, you will receive $5 off of an armband. 
Wednesday evening starting at 6 p.m. will be the 4-H dog show. 
There will also be a free concert with Justin Bosak and Madison Bosak providing the musical entertainment. 
Five lucky kids will have new wheels if they are unveiled as the winners in the bicycle drawing that will be held at the carnival.
The livestock events will start in the Stevens Arena on Thursday morning with the Bucket and Feeder Calf shows at Noon. The Dairy show will start at 4:30 p.m.  There will be root beer floats served for Fair goers courtesy of Homestead Bank served in Stevens Arena as well.
On Thursday evening there will be a Craft Beer and Beef tasting from 5-7 p.m. in the beer garden. Supplying the musical entertainment that starts at 7 p.m in the beer garden will be Formerly Three. 
The ever popular Beef Show will start promptly at 8 a.m. on Friday morning. In the afternoon at Stevens Arena will be the sheep show, starting approximately at 1 p.m. 
There will be free watermelon for Fair goers courtesy of Plum Creek Market Place at 3 p.m. The 4-H Sheep Lead show will start at 6 p.m.
The ever popular Dueling Pianos will entertain in the Beer Garden on Friday night. 
A Rodeo will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m in the Rodeo Arena.
The Swine show will be held on Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m. 
The small animal show will be held Saturday afternoon. 
Saturday evening at 5 p.m. will be the showmanship competitions for Swine, Sheep and Beef. 
The Smokin’ behind the Barn BBQ competition will be held on Saturday, July 21st. With the judging occuring between 3-5 p.m. the BBQ food will be open to the public from 5-7 p.m. 
Mike Nicholen Band will provide the entertainment in the Beer Garden starting at 9 p.m. on Saturday evening. 
On Sunday, the final livestock shows will take centerstage in Stevens Arena with the 4-H Horse Show, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. 
The Carnival will open on Wednesday, July 18th and stretch into the night of Sunday of July 22nd. 
Make sure and check out the exhibits and show animals that the youth of Dawson County have worked very hard to prepare in hopes of punching their ticket to the State Fair in August and September.