Foods On-a-Stick 2018-01-08T16:24:13+00:00

Foods On-a-Stick

Smiling Sangria Contest

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.

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Barn Quilts

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.

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Media Ticket Request Guidelines

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 2017 Wisconsin State Fair. Thank you for [...]

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Job Fair

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.

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WonderFair Wheel

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.

Retro Futura Tour

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.

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