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Join us for the 168th Jefferson County Fair!

July 8 - 12, 2020

Tractor Pull

Wednesday, July 8th

This years’ Tractor Pulls are sure to be SMOKIN’ HOT! The County Tractor Pull will kick off the Fair of Wednesday, July 8th at 10:30am. Weigh-in beginning at 8am. It will feature Antique 4 mph paced classes; Altered Non-Tubo; 8 mph paced Non-Turbo; 10mph paced Farm Turbo and two special South Central WI Puller Classes. Pullers can enter two classes.

Badger Truck Pull

Thursday, July 9th

The competition includes the Open Stock 6200#, Super Stock 6200#, and the Super Street Diesel 8000#. The trucks will compete to pull the “Eliminator” down the 300 foot track.

Jefferson County truck owners are invited to try their luck against the “Eliminator” in the street stock gas and the street stock diesel classes. Anyone interested in participating should pre-register by July 1st, pay the $20 entry fee, and must be a Jefferson County resident. Twelve street stock gas and 12 street stock diesel entries will be accepted. Entry forms are available at the Fair office – 503 N. Jackson Ave. Jefferson.

Members compete year-round on a point-based system for both event and seasonal awards. For more information on the Badger Truck Pull or Badger membership, please contact Ken Drebenstedt (920) 699-2340

Friday July 12

The 167th Jefferson County Fair welcomed three country artists to the Main Stage in 2019!

On Friday, July 12, the Roots & Boots 90’s Electric Throwdown featuring Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye and Sammy Kershaw and will headline the Main Stage.


Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio”, That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience.

Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.


In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the records books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted Heart,”…and many other milestones.

Saturday July 13


Monument Records recording artist, Walker Hayes, is a singer/songwriter originally from Mobile, Ala. Hayes’ current single “90’s Country” made its debut on Good Morning America and is available for purchase or download everywhere. The single, which references 22 90’s country songs, was written by Hayes, Shane McAnally and LYRX. and co-produced by David Garcia, McAnally and Hayes. In December 2017, Hayes released his debut album boom., which he co- produced with GRAMMY Award winning producer and songwriter, McAnally. The 10 track album includes the RIAA certified Platinum hit, “You Broke Up With Me” as well as fan favorites “Halloween” and “Beautiful. Tracks from the album were nominated for Radio Disney Country Favorite Song (“You Broke Up With Me”), CMT Breakthrough Music Video of the Year (“You Broke Up With Me”) and AIMP Song of the Year (“Craig”). Hayes is currently headlining his Dream On It Tour. Last year, he headlined his first every Good As Gold Tour and has previously toured with Kelsea Ballerina, Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion and more. For more information on Walker Hayes, visit www.walkerhayes.com.

DRAKE WHITE & The Big Fire

Drake White is a passionate songwriter and recording artist named one of No Depression’s 7 Male Artists to Breakout in 2018. He recently put together Drake White and The Big Fire Live (2018) and the celebrated five-track EP, Pieces (2018). This follows his debut album Spark (2016) which earned praise both critically and across his loyal fan following. The 2016 Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards Album of the Year is a 12-track labor-of-love showcasing his exemplary songwriting with a rock-infused, organic Country sound and signature foot-stomp.

The sultry “Makin’ Me Look Good Again,” hit the top spot on SiriusXM’s The Highway with its deeply personal lyrics about his wife, and contagious groove. It also earned Drake the honor of International Song of the Year at the British CMA Awards. Fans from all genres voted Drake CBS.com’s GRAMMY “Artist of Tomorrow," and he continues to stun crowds with his incredible live show and soulful voice.

Drake — along with his band The Big Fire — has toured with artists including Willie Nelson, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Kip Moore and more. It’s no wonder the Alabama native was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s New Artists Who Will Rule 2017, Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need To Know and Billboard’s Hot New Country Artists to Watch.

Further, major corporate brands have taken notice, including Geico, who showcased his song “Heartbeat” in two of its national television campaigns. Drake sold out last fall's headlining tour and followed it with two weeks of sold-out shows in the UK. He kicks off a major market run starting Feb. 8 before heading to the UK, Germany, Ireland and The Netherlands in March.

Demo Derby

Check out the demo derby this year for a smashing good time! The International Demo Derby will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday July 14 at the track by the Grandstand.

See local drivers as the crunch metal, spin out, and compete for prize money in the auto derby and the lawn mower derby.
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