It's “Thyme” to check out all the amazing artists’ paintings! On Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7, be sure to look for artists throughout the Fair as they find their perfect Moo-na Lisa. Once the finished artwork is judged on Tuesday, the Plein Air Art Gallery in the lobby of the Exposition Center will be open for Fairgoers to purchase their favorite piece. Thank you for supporting your local artists!
Fun, safety, food, gardens, birds and more! Visit We Energies Energy Park to learn about electric and gas safety with our interactive games and exhibits. Get an identification wristband to keep your child safe at the fair. You can enjoy cooking and gardening presentations, see birds of prey up close and participate in a game show or solar car race. Energy Park is on the west side of the fair on Wetley Way at Center Street.
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.
Take your family on an adventure through Exploratory Park! This relaxing oasis on the south side of the Fair Park features hands-on stations for kids of all ages.
It’s “thyme” to put on your sun bonnet and begin your garden adventure! Wander through the Fair Park and look for 10 distinct gardens that showcase creative and colorful plants. Steeped in horticultural tradition, the Garden Walk is a great way to relax and invigorate your garden appetite. Pick up your card in Grand Champion hall, check out all the flowery extravaganzas and leave no herb behind!
Connect with fun in the Farm & Family Building. Race a potato Porsche or carrot Camaro in the Veggie 500 and meet Alice in Dairyland. Learn about farm animals with our new life-size board game. Play Plinko, spin a big wheel or toss some bean bags to learn more about Wisconsin products and safe food for people and animals. Get tips on protecting yourself against common consumer scams. Get a special stamp on your scavenger hunt card at each game station and when you’ve filled your card, color a button to take home. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection connects with you every day.
Families will discover Wisconsin’s diverse and thriving agriculture industry through a variety of engaging activities, live demonstrations and more from 9 am-9 pm daily. Stop by and see baby farm animals, too! Located in Ag Village, east of the Farm and Family Building on Sue Wetley Court.
It’s “thyme” to stroll through the Horticulture Exhibit in Grand Champion Hall and smell the fresh herbs and fragrant blooms. See colossal dahlias while admiring the artistically-shaped bonsai plants and floral arrangements.
This Fair tradition is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Hop on a burlap sack and take a magic carpet ride. Trips down the 200 ft. slide are only $2.50 each.
Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located throughout the Park for Fairgoers’ convenience in the Exposition Center, Wisconsin Products Pavilion, corner of Grandstand Avenue and First Street, and at the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street. Specially equipped portable restrooms are available at the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Bingo Casino and at the U.S. Cellular® Main Gate. A Family Restroom is located in the north lobby of the Exposition Center.