Agriculture & Exhibits

One of the main cornerstones of the State Fair, agriculture and exhibits have been a tradition since the very first Wisconsin State Fair.

This year, we welcome over 7,000 animals as part of our agriculture contests and over 3,000 participants in our amateur competitive exhibits contests.

Learn more about all the great exhibits throughout the Fair Park and visit them when you get here.

State Fair Agriculture & Exhibits

Experience Agriculture

In addition to the seven thousand animals in the barns and show rings during the State Fair, there are also several agriculture exhibits aimed at teaching Fairgoers about Wisconsin's vital agriculture industry. Check out all of the awesome, hands-on experience agriculture exhibits in this list and visit them when you are at the Fair!

Barns & Show Rings

Over seven thousand animals will participate in judging events during the eleven days of the Wisconsin State Fair. Check out all the barns and show rings for when different types of animals will be staying in the barns and competing in the events.


Wisconsin's largest agricultural showcase has a can't-miss line-up! Featuring animals from large and small to mature and young, visit Ag Village to see them up close and personal.

Case IH Tractor Display

Who better to learn from about what it takes to be a farmer than the Wisconsin-based company that produces one of the top tractor brands in the world, Case IH. Check out the tractors daily from 8am - close. See below for specific hours to spin the Wheel of Farming. Located on Wisconsin Way just south of the Case IH Coliseum.

State Fair Day Camps

Fair Day Camp is a fantastic experience for students to visit the State Fair and learn about what makes the Wisconsin State Fair unique. Students can choose between the Farm to Fair Experience held on Friday, August 2 or Saturday, August 3 or the Pop Star Prep School held on Monday, August 5. Registration for 2019 camps is now closed.

Farm & Family Building

Connect with fun in the Farm & Family Building. Free activities include racing Camaro in the Veggie 500, playing ag-citing games, and meeting Alice in Dairyland. Located in Ag Village on Sue Wetley Court across from the Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard. Open daily from 9am - 9pm.

‘Neigh’borhood Corral

In this in-depth exhibit, fairgoers can experience horses up close and personal! This exhibit features grooming demonstrations, educational displays and more, all of which feature engaging and exciting information about the horse industry. Located in Ag Village in the lower level of the Livestock/Horse Barn. Open daily from 9 am – 9 pm.

Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard

Families can discover Wisconsin’s diverse and thriving agriculture industry through a variety of engaging activities, live demonstrations and more from 9 am-9 pm daily. Stop by and see baby farm animals, too! Located in Ag Village, east of the Farm and Family Building on Sue Wetley Court.

Textile, Craft & Culinary Exhibits

With so many creative pieces on display, the new exhibit layout showcases all the amazing, hand-crafted creations. Meander through the building and view the photos, textiles, crafts, and culinary exhibits.

Horticulture Exhibits

Flowers, vegetables and herbs - oh my! Come and check out all the amazing produce in Grand Champion Hall. Don't "leaf" the Fair without exploring the bountiful harvests on display.

Barn Closures

Each year thousands of animals are exhibited at the Wisconsin State Fair, and most of these animals do not stay for the entire 11 days of the Fair.For the safety of the animals, exhibitors and Fairgoers, barns must be closed to allow animals to leave and the barns to be cleaned for the arrival of new animals and new exhibitors. On days the barns close early for animals to leave, certain streets in Ag Village will be closed or have limited access.