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Dane County Fair admissions, hours changed after Friday night disturbances

A Friday night fight prompted officials to shorten fair hours
The Dane County Fair will close earlier and those under 18 will need an adult with them to...
The Dane County Fair will close earlier and those under 18 will need an adult with them to enter on Saturday and Sunday.(NBC15)
Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 4:59 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - After a fight in a parking lot that occurred Friday, the Alliant Energy Center adjusted the Dane County Fair hours and an admission policy.

Between 7:00 and 10:00 p.m., Friday, Dane County Sheriff Deputies responded to several disturbances involving a crowd of people under. Deputies had to disrupt numerous verbal and physical altercations, according to Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

At about 9:40 p.m, Town of Madison Police and City of Madison Police were called to assist the seven deputies. Minor injuries were reported, including a deputy who was hit in the facce while attempting to break up a fight.

“The Dane County Fair has historically been a fun family-friendly event. The Sheriff’s Office will do all that we can to keep this an enjoyable and safe environment for families, Sheriff Kalvin Barrett said.

The fair will now close gates, the midway, and ticket sales at 7:30 p.m. for the remainder of the Fair, Dane County Fair said. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult to enter. The Alliant Energy Center said it made these changes after consultation with event security and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

The fair ends on Sunday, July 18.

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