Free Stage

Wednesday, July 25 – 6:00 pm

Wisconsin State Fair Talent Competition Preliminaries

Thursday, July 26 – 6:00 pm

Wisconsin State Fair Talent Competition Finals

Friday, July 27 – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Kenny Ahern, Physical Comedian

Kenny Ahern was born in Boston, MA and grew up in a suburb of Washington, DC.  His entertainment journey began in 1983 when a college professor suggested he audition for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and write a research paper about his experience. Years ago and thousands of performances later, Kenny went on to perform for Ringling Brothers, as well as special performances for the White House, The Brooks and Dunn Neon Circus and Wild West Show tour, The World Expo in Aichi, Japan, and The China International Children Arts Festival in Taiwan. Kenny has performed in 12 foreign countries and every state except Hawaii and Alaska. Kenny has been featured on television in three CBS specials with Ringling Brothers Circus, as a guest on CMT’S Most Wanted Live, MTV, The Family Channel’s Funniest Videos, Good Morning America, The Today Show, on the radio as a guest on What D’Ya Know with Michael Feldman, and numerous regional promotional interviews across the U.S. He is the co-host of the video Circus Works! Circus Arts curriculum for Educators, and is in the film Da Vinci’s Dream. Click here to see more.

Friday, July 27 – 6:30 pm

Rich Schroeder, A Local Favorite

Singer, songwriter, guitar player, and entertainer from Menomonie. Click here to see more.

Friday, July 27 – 9:00 pm

Rural Route 5, A Rockin’ Country Band

Rural Route 5 hails from New Richmond,  Playing everything from Merle to Miranda, from Cash to Aldean. They have been featured at Country Fest, Fun Fest, River Falls Days and Wanderoos Festival. Click here to see more.

Saturday, July 28 – 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm

The Dollipops, Interactive Children’s Music

Get ready to sing, dance, and laugh with the engaging, high-energy, highly interactive new kids’ show – The Dollipops!  Dolli and Pop are sisters who have traveled all the way from Sweet Tart City to bring you on a magical and musical road trip that is sure to get kids (and their parents!) moving, grooving, and making memories. From classic beach tunes to current Hollywood and pop hits, Dolli and Pop use music to allow kids the chance to use their imaginations, to sing and dance along, and even to enjoy their very own four and a half minutes of fame! The Dollipops are professional entertainers that have spent years singing and dancing across the nation. These confident ladies help families create memories at a time when clean, kid-friendly entertainment is hard to find. So, hop on the Candy Coaster and take a ride with The Dollipops! Click here to see more.

Saturday, July 28 – 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm

The Sound Exchange, A Cappella, Hijinks & Harmonies

The Sound Exchange is a five member a cappella group based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. They bring dazzling harmonies, great stage presence, and wise-cracking audience interaction together in a whirlwind a cappella experience that is not to be missed!    When you contract a show with The Sound Exchange, you get a turn-key entertainment solution to make your event the best it can be! With past experiences ranging from corporate events to state fairs, benefit concerts to school assemblies, and clubs to cruise ships – these stellar performers bring a wealth of musical experience and their unique sense of humor to every show.   But, above all, they truly love performing and do it with a contagious joy that will have you laughing and clapping right along with them! So, whether you love soulful ballads, blistering rock anthems, jazz standards or chart-topping singles…. or, perhaps you just love to laugh and have fun! Then, you’re in for a treat with the hijinks & harmonies of The Sound Exchange! Click here to see more.

Sunday, July 29 – 12:00 noon

The Memories Gospel Showmemories2

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens. Performing at fairs & festivals, community concerts and company & corporate events – The Memories continue to deliver a show has been described as “Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times.”  These guys are true pros. You hear it in their voices and see it with the way they connect with each and every audience they perform for. If you enjoy music and showmanship done right, then you are going to enjoy The Memories.  To view a clip, click here.

Sunday, July 29 – 1:00 pm

4-H Awards Presentation

4-HJoin Dunn County Youth and Leaders for their annual awards presentations.

Sunday, July 29 – 2:30 pm

The Memories Variety Showmemories

For more than 40 years The Memories have entertained audiences across the country. With their unique harmonies and great songs, this Wisconsin-based duo is made up of Warren Petryk and Tim Stevens. Performing at fairs and festivals, community concerts and company and corporate events – The Memories continue to deliver a show has been described as “Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times.” These guys are true pros. You hear it in their voices and see it with the way they connect with each and every audience they perform for. If you enjoy music and showmanship done right, then you are going to enjoy The Memories. Click here to see more.