Western Inspired A stage coach stops at this dry creek bed where old railroad ties take on a new life. Westward ho! (or just beyond garden #6) to the gravel garden where plants grow in a soilless environment. All plants here have low water needs. [...]
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 [...]
Building off the success of the Bloody Mary and Old Fashioned Contests in recent years, the all-new homemade Sangria contest will determine whose fruit drink packs the most punch! The tastiest part? All submissions must feature Wisconsin wine. Judging will take place Sunday, Aug. 6 in Grand Champion Hall.
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 2019 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.
Applications are now available for the 2017 Century and Sesquicentennial Farm and Home Award, a prestigious award given to families who have dedicated their life to Wisconsin farming for 100 or 150 years.
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.