If you love to shop, State Fair is a dream come true! There are several shopping areas located throughout the Fair Park. The Central Marketplace in the Associated Bank Amphitheater offers a variety of shopping, from handmade doll clothes to Miche bags. The air-conditioned 200,000 square foot Exposition Center is a shopper’s paradise! Whether you need a new mattress or patio set, or just want the latest as-seen-on-TV mop and chamois, this is the place to visit. The Galleria, located in the Big Back Yard, offers custom fitted toe rings, glow-in-the-dark shirts and more. Escape the crowds in the newly expanded Mile Marketplace, featuring vendors selling everything from personalized backpacks to custom stamped charms.
Sprecher Brewing Company has FREE State Fair ticket offers at participating retail stores throughout Wisconsin. Look for the Sprecher Craft Soda displays or visit sprecherbrewery.com to find a location near you. Offer good while supplies last.
Check out this Fair tradition that kicks off at 2 pm daily. See the Fairest of the Fairs, your favorite street entertainers, mascots, tractors, marching bands and much more!
Come sit for a spell on Wisconsin Way! The tents on the north side of the Wisconsin Products Pavilion provide ample shade to enjoy delicious pork or beef sandwiches. View a collection of Case IH tractors as you relax and recharge for the rest of your Fair adventure.
It’s “thyme” for Fair history fun! Step back in time and see a glimpse of the 1918 Wisconsin State Fair located in the south building of Exploratory Park. Cheer on the Green Bay Packers with their vintage wins and laugh at the prize-winning Fair puns utilized in the retro advertising campaigns. Commemorate 50 years of the Giant Slide, Kids from Wisconsin and Young People’s Art Exhibit with a walk down memory lane. Stop by, sit down and soak up some Fair history. But before you leave, test your knowledge to see if you have what it takes to be a history expert!
Don't miss this bird's-eye view of all the fun down below! One-way tickets are $4.50, and round-trip is $7. Tickets are available at each end of the SkyGlider near the Exposition Center and on North Grandstand Avenue.
Don’t miss the U.S. Cellular® Home Smart Home – a never-before-seen tiny home wired with all the latest “connected home” devices! In addition to charging your phone and winning great prizes, you can give us a Ring, Meet Alexa, explore Nest and more. Plus, enter to win our Home Smart Home sweepstakes for a chance to win a $10,000 smart home makeover. Located at the U.S. Cellular Terrace in front of the Exposition Center.
Sentry Foods will be holding a Sample-Fest in Central Park offering a wide variety of FREE product samples including some of the “Best Meat in Town.” A cooking demo along with a variety of children’s contests and activities will also be held throughout the day. (Free samples start at 10 am - while supplies last).
Get ready for a wild time as we celebrate the UW-Waukesha Cougars and the UW-Washington County Wildcats joining the UWM Panthers family. No, we're not kitten you! With recent University of Wisconsin System restructuring, UWM is the place where all the cool cats go and things couldn't be more purrfect as the Waukesha and Washington County campuses connect to UWM. Join our celebration in the Central Park where we'll have fun, food, games, giveaways, live performances, our "Roar Like a Panther" contest for kids, and free cool cat sunglasses and cooling towels to the first 1000 fairgoers to complete our scavenger hunt. We've got a feline you'll furever be kicking yourself if you miss this, so leave your catitude behind because UW-Milwaukee Day is going to be pawsome. United We Roar! UWM.EDU
The Wisconsin State Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation will continue their partnership with Kohl’s Cares. The partnership features the annual Kohl’s Family Value Day on Monday, Aug. 6, which provides discounted admission to all fairgoers, the Kohl’s Activity Zone and “Fair Day” at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.