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, Sam the Wheeler, Crazy Comedy Magic, Steve Trash, Alex Clark, Whacky Wheeler, Brant The FireGuy, Allez-OOPS! and Handphibians.
Check out this Fair tradition that kicks off at 3 pm daily (2 pm on the final Sunday, as part of Miller High Life Veterans and Military Recognition Day). See the Fairest of the Fairs, your favorite street entertainers, mascots, tractors, marching bands and much more! For parade route, please visit any Fair Information Center.
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.
Sea Lion Splash, presented by Empower Credit Union, located on South Grandstand Avenue, will have crowds cheering and laughing once again, while also teaching valuable lessons about marine wildlife and conservation. The sea lions will amaze as they balance balls, shoot hoops and even perform handstands! This is the only traveling sea lion show in the U.S. and each 30-minute show will educate the audience while also bringing out the natural comedic nature of these amazing animals.
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 oasis on the south side of the Fair Park features hands on stations for kids of all ages. UW-Extension will offer activities to spark creativity, learn about state parks, forests and natural areas from the DNR and visit the State Fair History Exhibit.
Cultivating happiness & joy is just one garden away on this year’s annual garden walk. Harvest planting tricks and tips are available at every flower inspiration station. Nurture your green side with over-the-top Fair floral arrangements and laughter along the way. Plus, win a prize after completing the garden walk.
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.