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Bee Happy

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

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

Barn quilts were originally conceived as a way to encourage economic development by promoting ag-tourism in rural areas of Wisconsin. This year’s winning quilt will be displayed on the Cattle Barn north of the Case IH Coliseum. Look for other beautiful barn quilts on the Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard, the Sheep & Goat Barn and the Swine & Goat Barn.


Media Ticket Request Guidelines

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 [...]


WonderFair Wheel

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.


Strolling Street Entertainers

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, Canines a la Cart, StatueViva, Matt’s Family Jam, Sam The Wheeler, Steve Trash, Alex Clark, Brant The Fireguy, Allez-OOPS!, and the World Record Balloon Stunt Show.


State Fair Souvenir Cups

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.


Guest Services

ATMs, Fair Information Centers and Guest Services Pavilion, Family/Baby Care Centers, First Aid, Reconnection Centers and Lost & Found, Redemption Booth, Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair & Electric Scooter Rentals and Sunscreen Stations


Tahitian Tropical Retreat

Time to relax and rejuvenate with the bright, bold colors of this south pacific tropical getaway. Hibiscuses, palms and bananas are just a few of the plants that usher in the warm island breezes at this tropical paradise. Island time starts now!


Mystical Moroccan Oasis

Morocco is a warm semi-arid country in Africa with gardens that have drought tolerant plants with refreshing bursts of bright and bold tropical colors. Typical courtyard oases are filled with mosaic wall tiles, terra cotta pots, glazed urns and a soothing water feature.

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