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Kids Day - Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Check the Events Schedule for more Kids Day activities

Children's Barnyard Tours
Barnyard tours will start at 10:00 AM and go every 30 minutes until 6:30 PM on Tuesday, August 8th.
Mail or email forms to the fair office to reserve a time for a tour by Friday, July 28th.

Kids Crafts Event
In the Woods, Crafts, and Hobbies building they will be doing a Craft event from 11:00am - 7:00pm!

Military Day - Wednesday, August 9, 2023

To Celebrate "Military Day" at the Dakota County Fair and to say "Thank You" to our service men and women (including prior service and retirees) the Dakota County Agricultural Society has purchased 600 rodeo tickets to be given out to Military Personnel and their immediate family for the "Bulls n Barrels Rodeo" scheduled for Wednesday August 9th, starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be handed out on a first come first serve basis, and may be picked up at the Information Booth on the Fairgrounds. Please bring some form of "Proof of Service" when picking up your tickets. After 5:30 pm tickets may be picked up in the Booth marked Military Tickets located just outside the grandstand. Tickets will be available until the start of the rodeo. Thank you for your service and we hope to see you at the Rodeo!

Senior Day - Thursday, August 10, 2023

To celebrate "Senior Day" there will be donuts/cookies and coffee/lemonade under our Senior Day tent next to Ahlberg Hall in the morning, after enjoying those snacks we will have some sponsors dedicated to Senior Day. Also enjoy the Wendinger Band in the Main Beer Garden while eating your delicious lunch from 12:00pm - 3:00pm.

Public Safety Day - Saturday, August 12, 2023

Dakota County Fire Departments and ambulance services will be located (South of the Farm Tractor display) from 10:00A.M. to 3:30P.M.

Visit with a Firefighter, see a new ladder truck, learn how to use a Fire Extinguisher, see the newest Life Saving Innovations in how CPR is administered, and see the power of a live Kitchen Fire and how to avoid this problem at home.

Dakota County Law Enforcement Agencies, along with S.W.A.T. will be located ( north of the Dakota County Government Building) from 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Peace Officers from the Dakota County Law Enforcement Community will be available for meet and greet. Come check out the air boat, squad cars, drones, and other emergency equipment. Several agencies will have Pink Patches you can purchase with proceeds going toward breast cancer awareness. A K9 demonstration will be held from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.
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