As you stroll through the Fair Park, be sure to keep an eye out for exciting and unique street entertainers. Each performer has a different show and each show will change throughout the Fair! Watch for performances by Alex Clark, Scott’s Crazy Comedy Magic, Steve Trash, Brant The FireGuy, Allez-OOPS!, Sam the Wheeler, Fantastick Patrick, and The Strolling Piano.
As you wander the paths of Exploratory Park, relax a little in the south building and dive into 168 years' worth of Wisconsin State Fair history. Featured items will include the 1919 State Fair, previous locations of the State Fair, and mounted police history. Before you leave, test your State Fair history knowledge with the history quiz.
Don't miss this bird's-eye view of all the fun down below! One-way tickets are $5, and round-trip is $8. Tickets are available at each end of the SkyGlider near the Exposition Center and on North Grandstand Avenue near the SpinCity Entrance.
AUGUST 1-11 - Calling All Warriors! Join U.S. Cellular to take on exciting tech challenges and games, compete with friends and family, and achieve Wireless Warrior status! Plus, enter for the chance to win the $10,000 Wireless Warriors Sweepstakes. Located on the U.S. Cellular Terrace in front of the Exposition Center.
The Wisconsin State Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation will continue their partnership with Kohl’s Cares. The partnership features the annual Kohl’s Family Value Day on Monday, Aug. 5, which provides discounted admission to all fairgoers, the Kohl’s Activity Zone and “Fair Day” at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
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.
Pick your favorite pig and get ready to cheer! The Racing Animals Arena is located on Second Street at Badger Avenue. Races will take place seven times daily: 10:30 am, 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 7:30 pm.
Sea Lion Splash, located on South Grandstand Avenue, will have crowds cheering and laughing once again, while also teaching valuable lessons about marine wildlife and conservation. The sea lions will amaze as they balance balls, shoot hoops and even perform handstands! This is the only traveling sea lion show in the U.S. and each 30-minute show will educate the audience while also bringing out the natural comedic nature of these amazing animals.
Fun, safety, food, gardens, birds and more! Visit We Energies Energy Park to learn about electric and gas safety with our interactive games and exhibits. Get an identification wristband to keep your child safe at the fair. You can enjoy cooking and gardening presentations, see birds of prey up close and participate in a game show or solar car race. Energy Park is located on the west side of the Fair on Wetley Way at Center Street.
“Sowing Creativity” continues to grow strong in the Young People’s Art Exhibit after 51 years, with a record number of inspiring pieces created by youth, grades 6 – 12, from across the state. Stroll through the lobby of the Exposition Center to check out all the colorful artwork and the free make-it-take-it art area.