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Grounds Attractions, Family Entertainment Tent, & More!

Take a look at all the fun attractions coming to the 2024 Central Wisconsin State Fair!

The Dweebs

Date: Tuesday, August 20th, 2024
Show Time: 7:30 PM in the Family Entertainment Tent
Ticket Prices: FREE with gate admission

About the Band

The Dweebs family band features Michael Blue, his two sons, and daughter. They travel the country preforming at Fairs, Festivals, Public, Private, and Company events. Playing all your favorite top 40 hits from the 60's through today. Colorful costumes, crazy stage antics, and lots of crowd participation are all a staple at every Dweebs show. With over 30 years in the music industry The Dweebs continue to deliver top quality entertainment and fun for all who attend.

Kenny Ahern

Show Times:
Three 30 min. shows each day. Exact Start Times are TBD.

Kenny Ahern's shows are filled with AMAZING comedy antics, HILARIOUS physical comedy and FUN audience play! Kenny has toured the planet, building a stellar reputation as a world-class family entertainer. He creates a comic world filled with spectacular artistry and heartwarming charm.

No matter the age. No matter the stage. Kenny's family stage show To Laugh is to Live! is a delightful escapade for all ages! This performance has been presented to wonderful reviews on variety stages and in theaters around the world! It features a flexible set and lighting design, suitable for any stage.

Balloons by Kevin

Date: August 23 - August 25, 2024
2 PM - 7 PM

Balloons by Kevin originated as my humble goal to learn balloon art in summer 2012 and has transformed into my FT job that provides professional entertainment and/or decor to hundreds of clients across the midwest - predominantly in MN, WI, and IA.

Mission Statement: Meet Clients' unique individual event needs by providing professional, family friendly entertainment and/or decor while valuing each individual I serve.

Poppa Bear Norton

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024
Time: 9:00 PM

Location: Family Entertainment Tent

Who is Poppa Bear Norton? Hailing from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Poppa Bear Norton proclaim themselves to be America’s only, and therefore number one, daredevil country act! They were recently awarded both the 2018 Midwest Country Music Association’s “Songwriter of the Year” and “Maverick” awards and have been described as hilarious hillbilly music and a two-man country music marvel.

They perform their own brand of country and western music that harkens back to the days of Buck Owens and Johnny Cash, as well as the outlaw era of Waylon, Willie, and Haggard. A time when a song was written like a well-crafted story and performed with passion, sincerity, humor, and refined musical skill that has been lost in today’s modern sound. When “Poppa Bear” (aka The Singer) and “B” (aka The Slinger) hit the stage and fire up their one-part honky-tonk, one-part Hee-Haw styled country show, it’s fast, exciting, fun, and entertaining. That’s what makes it daredevil country.

Poppa Bear Norton is not just a band or a duo, it’s an award-winning act whose musical style, funny stage banter, and captivating lyrics will have you laughing one minute and tearing up the next. Non-country folks like ‘em because they look wild, play fast, and have fun performing a style of music they may have never heard before, in a way they have never seen. Country fans love ‘em because their energy, music, and stage banter remind them of something genuine and familiar, yet at the same time something completely new and different. That’s who Poppa Bear Norton is.

Main Street Conservatory of Dance Performance

Main Street Conservatory of Dance will be performing at the 2024 Central Wisconsin State Fair!

Date: Friday, August 23rd, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Family Entertainment Tent

"M.S.C.D. provides dance opportunities to students of every level, from beginner to pre-professional and from the age of 3 to adult. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing strong, technique-based dance education to our students in a safe, caring, and nurturing environment. We know that this experience will better our students' future- giving them more self-confidence, teaching them the importance of discipline, respect & organization, and hopefully instilling a life-long love & appreciation for the art of dance."

Pleasure Valley Pig & Duck Races

Show Times:
2 Shows on Tuesday
4 Shows on Wednesday-Saturday
3 Shows on Sunday

A 20-minute high-energy show for all to enjoy.

We encourage fairgoers to get involved with cheering on the animals.

The Memories

Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 2024
Show Times: 3:15 pM & 4:30 PM
Location: Family Entertainment Tent

The Memories are a Wisconsin-based duo made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens and are returning to perform at the Central Wisconsin State Fair for the 10th time since 2006! They have entertained audiences across the country with classic songs and family-friendly humor. Now in their 52nd year, The Memories continue to deliver a show that has been described as “Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times!”

Star Six Nine

Show Time:
Friday, August 23, 2024
9:00 PM

Location: Family Entertainment Tent

Established in 2008, Star Six Nine has played everything from the big stages at Summerfest, to Festivals, to Bars and even backyard BBQs. Winners of the 2019 WAMI Cover Band of the Year and nominated many years prior to that.

3 lead singers and WAMI nominated musicians keeps the night interesting, paired with great sound and lights!

Rock? Pop? Country? You never know what you might hear next.

We invite you to join us at a gig...a visit to our show will most likely leave you feeling that you're not just an observer or fan. You're a participant.

When you're ready to party...come see us!

Hub City Jazz

Date: Thursday, August 22nd, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Location: Family Entertainment Tent

Hub City Jazz is a swingin’ seven piece jazz ensemble based in Central Wisconsin. We play the best in jazz standards for dancing and easy listening. Our repertoire ranges from the 30’s to the 70’s including the work of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Carlos Jobim, Herbie Hancock and many others. If you like the sounds of eclectic bebop, fusion/funk or smooth Latin sambas, Hub City Jazz can provide.

the foxfire affair

the foxfire affair
High-energy Celtgrass - Celtic / maritime / folk

Daniel and Claire make up the duo, "the foxfire affair." These multi-instrumentalists bring a full band sound when playing multiple instruments simultaneously. Guitar, concertina, tenor banjo, accordion and other instruments. They play everything from Irish traditionals to sea shanties, American folk to a touch of original material. In a nutshell, lively Irish pub style music with a bluegrass flair. It's the music you didn't know you loved... until now.
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