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 [...]
We Energies Energy Park Lift your spirits as you stroll through We Energies Energy Park during your visit to the Wisconsin State Fair. Our lush and fragrant gardens provide inspiration to add beauty and color to your favorite backyard oasis. We've got lots of energy-efficient [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
We will have a large number of openings throughout various departments that will work leading up to and during the State Fair. This year’s Wisconsin State Fair runs from August 3 – August 13, and employees will be required to work all 11 days.
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.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 7 PM - Fairgoers will be transported back to 1985 when Retro Futura hits the Main Stage. Featuring an impressive lineup of 80s icons, this show will have New Wave fans on their feet. Howard Jones, known for “No One Is To Blame” will headline, along with Men Without Hats, Modern English, The English Beat, Paul Young and Katrina (of Katrina and the Waves). Tickets are on sale now.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 8 PM - Grammy award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Mellencamp will bring his setlist rock 'n roll classics to the State Fair Main Stage. Known for hits like "Jack & Diane," "Pink Houses" and "Hurts So Good," John Mellencamp has been entertaining audiences with his distinct voice and raw-edged persona for nearly four decades. Carlene Carter will open the 8 p.m. show, and tickets are on sale now.