Frequently Asked Questions
The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, runs August 2-12.
At the gate, adult admission is $14. Seniors (60 & over), military/veterans with ID and youth (ages 6-11) admission is $8. Children 5 and under are free.
If you are getting picked up by an Uber, Lyft or taxi, exit the Fair Park between Gates 3A and 4 to catch your safe ride home. Follow the signs to the lot just south of the buses.
Yes, but only when you get a hand stamp before you exit the admission entrance. Vehicles that leave the parking lot cannot re-enter without paying for parking again. Please note ticket sales and Fair entry cease one hour prior to Fair Park closure. Re-entry hand stamps cease two hours prior to Fair Park closure.
SpinCity opens at 10 am daily and closes when the Fair Park closes, which varies by day. SpinCity GoRide Wristbands are available for purchase from 10 am – 7 pm and are only valid for rides until 9 pm on the date of purchase.
All SpinCity games use tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the State Fair Ticket Office or at ticket booths in SpinCity during the Fair.
Please print your tickets for the concert. We cannot scan them from your cell phone.
For the most part, concerts are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, or potential severe weather, please stay tuned to our social media sites for updates regarding scheduled shows. You can also call the State Fair at 414-266-7000 for updates on the Main Stage during severe weather.
Main Stage tickets are required for anyone age 3 and up.
Signs are not allowed at the Fair Park, including the Main Stage.
The Main Stage area is non-smoking, which includes e-cigarettes.
All Main Stage tickets include admission to the Fair if purchased prior to entering the Fair Park. You do not need a separate Fair ticket. If you purchase a Main Stage concert ticket at the Expo Center Box Office while you’re here at the Fair, it will not include admission.
Concerts at the Associated Bank Amphitheater do not require a separate ticket. The only area of the Fair Park that requires a separate ticket is the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
The early morning Cream Puff Drive-Thru will not be in operation for the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair. The Wisconsin Bakers Association is focusing its efforts to better serve Fairgoers.
You can bring your souvenir cup back to the Fair on multiple days, but please make sure it’s empty when you come through the gate. Souvenir cups from previous years can be used at this year’s Fair as well.
The 2019 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 1-11, and the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 6-16.