Bob's Party Bed This bed honors a great friend of the Fair industry, Bob Williams. All plants are height challenged (just like Bob) and have names that represent items from his rich life, planted in a very structured manner, featuring a metal sculpture by Paul [...]
Ag Alley Trunks & Tranquility: reflect on the textures and shapes of this tranquil oasis. Heirloom Southern Plants: step back into time with this southern garden that highlights collards, kale, cotton and broom corn. Nifty Nest Boxes: these traditional chicken nesting boxes are clucking for [...]
Bee Happy What's a bee's favorite song? Don't worry...bee happy. Pollinators love both perennials and annuals. This garden is what all the buzz is about.
Grand Champion Hibiscus Heaven The Grand Champion Ribbon is the star of this bed. The vibrant colors, bold textures and foliage represent our Fair Exhibits. Tropical florals flank the north and south sides of the building. This bed also features wood carvings by Bob Younger [...]
Barn quilts were originally conceived as a way to encourage economic development by promoting agritourism in rural areas of Wisconsin. This year’s winning quilt will be displayed on the south side of the Sheep & Goat Barn. Look for other beautiful barn quilts on the Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard, the Cattle Barns and the Swine & Goat Barn.
Media Ticket Request Guidelines Complimentary admission tickets and parking passes are available to WORKING MEDIA PERSONNEL COVERING THE FAIR. Please read the following guidelines regarding media ticket requests for the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward [...]
North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel will make its Wisconsin debut at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 13. Located on the west side of State Fair Park, where the West Side Marketplace previously stood, the WonderFair Wheel pres. by Meijer features 36 fully enclosed, brightly colored gondolas. Each gondola has a capacity of six people, and one gondola offers accessible seating. The ride time from start to finish is approx. 10 minutes, and an average of 1,100 fairgoers can ride each hour. Rides cost $5 per person.
As you stroll through the Fair Park, be sure to keep an eye out for exciting and unique street entertainers. Each performer has a different show, and will change throughout the Fair! Watch for performances by Mango and Dango Theatrical Circus, Crazy Comedy Magic, Steve Trash, Alex Clark, Whacky Wheeler, Brant The FireGuy, Allez-OOPS! and Sam the Wheeler.
Get the official Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir Cup! This 32 oz. cup is filled with your favorite Coca-Cola product for only $6, and refills are just $3 at any participating vendor location.