Activities & Attractions

Admission to Harvest Fair is FREE! Enjoy several free, family-friendly activities throughout Harvest Fair, while other attractions may require tickets. Tickets cost $1 each and are available for purchase at several Ticket Booths at Harvest Fair.

Amusement Rides (The Back 40)

Kid-friendly rides abound in this exciting area behind the Harvest Cafe. 3 TICKETS

Backpack Decorating (Exploratory Park)

Kids decorate their own commemorative Harvest Fair backpacks with permanent fabric markers. 5 TICKETS

Closes at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5 pm on Sunday.

Camel and Pony Rides (Central Mall)

Kids can take a ride on either a camel or a pony from Jo-Don Farms. 5 TICKETS

Cookie Decorating (Harvest Cafe)

Purchase a cookie decorating kit and put a personal touch on your tasty treats! $3 for one (1) kit or $5 for two (2) kits.

Farmers Market (U.S. Cellular Terrace)

Peruse vendors selling fresh produce and hand-made products. (Cash Only)

Free Live Music

Enjoy a variety of musical genres, from country to classic rock. Click here for more details.

Garden Railway Society (Exploratory Park)

Watch the Model Garden Trains run!

Giant Sandbox (The Back 40)

Kids can take a break and build a sandcastle in the giant sandbox.

Giant Slide (Central Mall)

Take a ride down the Giant Slide! 3 TICKETS

Great Lakes Timber Show (The Back 40)

This exciting, family-friendly lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, two-man crosscut sawing, log rolling and loads of humor. Make sure you catch this can’t-miss act!

Click here for more details.

Harvest Shopping (Bank Mutual Amphitheater, Central Mall)

Shop for unique and seasonal items!

Hay Rides (Corner of Main Street and Grandstand Avenue)

Hop on a tractor-pulled hay ride around Harvest Fair. 3 TICKETS

Closes at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5 pm on Sunday.

Kiddie Activities and Inflatables (Central Mall)

Various activities (like a zip-line!) and fun inflatables fill this area. 2-8 TICKETS

Kiddie Tractor Maze (The Back 40)

Little ones love racing tractors through this hay maze! 1 TICKET

Kids Are People Too! Backyard Party (Central Park)

Kids are People Too! is the rock n’ roll kid show for children of all ages. A show filled with interactive fun, games and high energy hosts.

“Leaf Your Print” on the Harvest Fair Forest (Exploratory Park)

Kids can leave their mark on this forest with their adorable hand-print leaves.

Closes at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5 pm on Sunday.

Make Your Own Caramel Apple (Harvest Cafe)

We provide all of your favorite caramel apple toppings to add to these fresh delicious apples. $5

Maker Faire Milwaukee (Exposition Center)

Maker Faire will feature demonstrations, hands-on workshops and activity areas showcasing 3D Printing, Robotics, lasers, and alternative energy, just as a start. Over 100 makers are expected to exhibit their work as well.

SATURDAY: 10 am – 7 pm
SUNDAY: 10 am – 5 pm

Pig Slide & Fishing Fountain (Central Park)

Children squeal with delight as they slide down the “World’s Largest Piggy Bank” and the Fishing Fountain offers the chance to “fish” for fun little prizes. 1 TICKET | 2 TICKETS

Pumpkin Bowling (Central Mall)

This Harvest Fair favorite offers the chance to bowl on a real bowling lane with real pins. Bowlers even get to keep their mini pumpkin “ball”. 3 TICKETS

Pumpkin Decorating (Exploratory Park)

Decorate a pumpkin! 3 TICKETS
Closes at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5 pm on Sunday.

Pumpkin Patch (U.S. Cellular Terrace)

Purchase pumpkins of all shapes and sizes before you head home! (Cash only)

Ring-A-Duck (Exploratory Park)

See if you can toss a ring on one of our plastic pond ducks! 2 TICKETS

Say Pumpkin and Smile (Bank Mutual Amphitheater)

Take advantage of this opportunity for some beautiful fall photos.

Scarecrow Making & Scarecrow Daycare (Central Park)

This Harvest Fair tradition includes everything you need to make a scarecrow to take home! Not ready to leave? No worries! Drop your scarecrow off at Scarecrow Daycare (Operated by the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation). 10 TICKETS | 2 TICKETS

Speleo Cave (Central Park)

This unique and challenging activity is fun for kids and adults! Crawl your way through the “cave”. 3 TICKETS

Saturday and Sunday only.

Story Time in Smokey’s Schoolhouse (Exploratory Park)

Stop by Smokey’s Schoolhouse, where children’s “edutainer” Kathleen Mohr will inspire children to laugh, develop self-confidence, and think about their world.

1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Tiny Tot Acres (Exploratory Park)

For tots 3 and under – Includes mini pumpkin decorating, coloring and more.

Closes at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5 pm on Sunday.

Trackless Train (Exploratory Park Entrance)

All Aboard! Take a ride on the trackless train through Harvest Fair. 3 TICKETS