Cultivating 125 Years of Fair History - Explore the rich history that stemmed from Steven’s Farm in 1892 and blossomed into the State Fair Park you know and love today. Rooted in agriculture, this year’s exhibit cultivates knowledge of your beloved State Fair. The History Exhibit’s new home can be found in the south building of Exploratory Park. Don’t forget to complete your quiz to prove you are a History Expert and receive a prize!
Watch artists cultivate their Happiness & Joy on Monday and Tuesday as they create Fair-inspired art. Be sure to stop by the Exposition Center Lobby to see the finished products and support talented local artists by purchasing a Fair masterpiece or tiny treasure sure to nourish your art appetite.
This year’s exhibit features over 360 youth paintings, sculptures and drawings. You’ll be whisked away with the creative talents of today’s youth grades 6 - 12. Check out this display of creativity located in the lobby of the Exposition Center. Kids of all ages can create a free art pieces in the Make It, Take It Art Project Area.
Cultivate happiness and joy in Grand Champion Hall (formerly the Horticulture, Craft and Culinary Pavilion), home to award-winning flowers, vegetables, photographs, pies, cakes, crafts and quilts. Happiness and joy are all around, from the exhibits on display to the culinary judging on Friday, August 4 and Sunday, August 6. Nurture your love of all things green and growing, from the precise bonsai to the gigantic dahlias, and the stately glads to the happy-go-lucky vegetable and herb show. You’re sure to leave with a smile!
Flowers are redefining the north side of the Horticulture, Craft & Culinary Pavilion! Take a look and enjoy the relaxing, tropical retreat that adorns the outside of the building. Then, step through the doors to see how plants and vegetables join the party from the bonsai, dahlia, gladiolus, herb, vegetable and florist dislpays.
The Youth Expo Hall, located on Fifth Street and Grandstand Avenue, showcases Wisconsin youth through music and drama performances, demonstrations, style revues, activity stations, project exhibits and organizational displays. The stage will feature special performances by 4-H Drama Company and the State FFA Honors Band & Chorus.