Entertainment

With over 30 free stages, plus the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, music and entertainment is around every corner at the Wisconsin State Fair. Headliners like Christian pop duo for King & Country, rock icons REO Speedwagon, ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham and country crooner Brett Eldredge are just a few names taking the Main Stage by storm.

Family-friendly entertainment is a highlight each year, where jugglers, comedians, hypnotists and contests, as well as the surprising and amusing strolling street entertainers, are never hard to find.

Animal Attractions

Outside of the agriculture judging events, don't miss these great opportunities to see more than just farm animals up close at designated show times. Check out each of these locations for daily show and demonstration times.

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Performances

Check out our performance stages for family-friendly events like the WSMA World Music Showcase, Scott's Crazy Comedy Magic, and Kenny Ahern the Physical Comic.

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Demonstrations

If learning about flowers, visiting with vultures or playing Usinger's bingo is your thing, check out all of the demonstrations featured on these stages.

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REO Speedwagon with Night Ranger

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 7:30 PM – Rock icons REO Speedwagon will headline the Main Stage on opening night of the Fair! REO Speedwagon has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide since their 1971 debut album, and continues to be a popular live act today.

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Fitz and the Tantrums with K.Flay

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 AT 7:30 PM - Indie pop sensations Fitz and the Tantrums will have the Main Stage crowd dancing on Friday, August 2! The band is riding a wave of success following smash singles "The Walker," "Out Of My League" and "HandClap" and has earned a reputation of being a must-see live act.

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Brett Eldredge with Jake Rose

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 7:30 PM – With five No. 1 singles to his name, Brett Eldredge has been a mainstay on the country charts since his debut album was released in 2013. He continues to be one of country music's hottest acts.

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Happy Together Tour 2019

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 7:00 PM – The Happy Together Tour returns to the Main Stage as part of its Tenth Anniversary Tour on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. This year’s tour features The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills.

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for KING & COUNTRY with Zach Williams

MONDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 7:00 PM – Christian-pop duo for King & Country are back at the Main Stage on Monday, Aug. 5, following an inspiring performance at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair.

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KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 7:00 PM – KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 will bring the family event of the summer to the Main Stage on Tuesday, August 6 at 7 p.m. The concert features kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids.

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Rick Springfield with Eddie Money

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 7:30 PM - Grammy-winning musician/actor Rick Springfield has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart” and “I’ve Done Everything for You.”

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Jeff Dunham

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 7:30 PM – Ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham has become one of North America’s top-grossing stand-up acts. Join Jeff and his entire cast of puppet characters LIVE at the Main Stage!

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Old Dominion with Brandon Lay

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 7:30 PM - Country band Old Dominion burst onto the country music scene in 2015 with their smash single “Break Up With Him”, but members of the group had found success long before then, penning hit songs for Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry and many more. Old Dominion has since established themselves as one of country music’s biggest acts, recently headlining their first-ever world tour and winning Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 American Country Awards.

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The Isley Brothers & The Commodores

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 7:30 PM – Funk/soul legends The Isley Brothers first found success in 1959 with “Shout”, and continued to climb the charts with hits “Twist and Shout” and the No. 1 single “It’s Your Thing”. They'll be joined by the Grammy-winning Commodores, the group behind the classics “Easy”, “Three Times a Lady” and “Brick House”.

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Melissa Etheridge

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 AT 6 PM - Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Main Stage on closing night of the Fair! Etheridge’s roots rock has been championed by both critics and fans for more than 30 years. Don't miss your chance to hear her timeless hits in person!

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Main Stage

The State Fair Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino features a diverse lineup of live entertainment, including nationally-touring headliners each night of the Fair. The lineup offers everything from country to hip-hop, contemporary Christian to classic rock and more! Please Note: ADA Ramp is General Admission.

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Strolling Street Entertainers

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.

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We Energies Energy Park

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.

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Associated Bank Amphitheater

The Fair’s largest free stage has a new title sponsor and a can’t miss lineup! 2018 headliners will include Here Come the Mummies, Abby Jeanne and Tigernite, Hanson and more! It will also feature a full lineup of family-friendly entertainment including the Wisconsin State Fair Junior Amateur Talent Competition presented by JACK’S® Pizza, Duelly Noted dueling pianos and the new Wisconsin State Fair World Cheese Curd Eating Championship.

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Free Family Entertainment

Looking for fun, family-friendly entertainment during your visit to the Fair? Check out one of our FREE entertainment stages, which feature comedians, jugglers and more!

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Free Live Music

There are more than 30 FREE stages of entertainment at the Wisconsin State Fair, featuring your favorite regional and local bands, as well as family-friendly entertainment, all 11 days of the Fair.

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