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FAQs – General Information

When is the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair?2018-10-05T10:36:15-05:00

The 2019 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, runs August 1-11.

How much are admission tickets?2018-07-01T09:17:19-05:00

At the gate, adult admission is $14. Seniors (60 & over), military/veterans with ID and youth (ages 6-11) admission is $8. Children 5 and under are free.

What am I allowed to bring into the Fair?2018-06-19T11:56:34-05:00

Please click here for our admission policies.

I have a food allergy. What are my options?2019-07-22T17:00:44-05:00

The Wisconsin State Fair does allow the carry-in of outside food. If you have specific dietary needs, please make sure to bring food that is safe for you to eat.

For gluten-conscious Fairgoers, the Wisconsin State Fair compiles a gluten-friendly list which can be found here. The food and beverage items on this list have been provided by individual vendors and any label of “gluten free” has not been verified by the Wisconsin State Fair.

As with any dietary limitation, we encourage Fairgoers to ask questions of the vendors to directly help decide what food options are the most appropriate.

Where do I find a schedule of events for each day of the Fair?2018-10-08T10:08:06-05:00

Music lineups, agriculture judging and additional dates and times will be announced this summer. Daily schedules can also be obtained at any Information Booth during the Fair.

Where will my Uber/Lyft/Taxi pick me up?2019-06-28T11:09:03-05:00

If you are getting picked up by an Uber, Lyft or taxi, exit the Fair Park at the U.S. Cellular Main Gate at the north end of the Fair Park to catch your safe ride home.

Are scooters, wheelchairs, strollers and wagons available to rent?2018-07-31T11:55:03-05:00

Electric scooter rentals are $60 ($40 after 6 pm) and wheelchair rentals are $25. Single stroller rentals are $12 and wagon rentals are $17. Please click here for more information.

Can I leave the Fair Park and re-enter on the same day?2018-06-19T11:20:45-05:00

Yes, but only when you get a hand stamp before you exit the admission entrance. Vehicles that leave the parking lot cannot re-enter without paying for parking again. Please note ticket sales and Fair entry cease one hour prior to Fair Park closure. Re-entry hand stamps cease two hours prior to Fair Park closure.

When are the barn closures? Am I able to see animals during those closures?2019-07-22T16:47:48-05:00

For everyone’s safety, access through barns may be limited before and during livestock shows and on changeover days. All changeover days and barn closures can be found in the Daily Schedule or view our Barn Closures page for details.

What are the hours for SpinCity?2018-06-19T11:34:26-05:00

SpinCity opens at 10 am daily and closes when the Fair Park closes, which varies by day. SpinCity GoRide Wristbands are available for purchase from 10 am – 7 pm and are only valid for rides until 9 pm on the date of purchase.

Do the rides and games in SpinCity use tickets or cash?2018-06-19T11:43:46-05:00

All SpinCity games use tickets. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the State Fair Ticket Office or at ticket booths in SpinCity during the Fair.

Do I need a separate ticket to see a concert at the Amphitheater?2018-06-19T11:19:30-05:00

Concerts at the Associated Bank Amphitheater do not require a separate ticket. The only area of the Fair Park that requires a separate ticket is the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

I purchased a product that broke or was defective from the Fair. How can I contact a vendor that was at State Fair?2019-07-22T16:46:23-05:00

If you have the name of the vendor or product information, we can provide you with general contact information for that vendor. Please email VendorServices@wistatefair.com.

Can I still get Cream Puffs at the Drive-Thru?2019-05-09T15:23:33-05:00

The early morning Cream Puff Drive-Thru will not be in operation for the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair. The Wisconsin Bakers Association is focusing its efforts to better serve Fairgoers.

Can you bring your souvenir cup back to the Fair multiple days or is it good only for the day purchased?2018-06-19T11:24:51-05:00

You can bring your souvenir cup back to the Fair on multiple days, but please make sure it’s empty when you come through the gate. Souvenir cups from previous years can be used at this year’s Fair as well.

Does Wisconsin State Fair offer tickets for non-profits to give away at events, seminars or fundraising purposes?2018-06-19T11:22:33-05:00

Please click here for donation requests and guidelines.

What are the dates for the 2020 Wisconsin State Fair? 2021 and 2022?2019-05-09T15:25:00-05:00

The 2020 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 6-16. The 2021 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 5-15, and the 2022 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 4-14.

FAQs – Main Stage

Do I need to print my Main Stage tickets?2020-01-29T15:48:00-05:00

You do not need to print your tickets. We can scan the ticket barcodes from your phone.

Are the concerts rain or shine? If a show does get cancelled, what’s the best way of finding out?2020-01-29T15:48:05-05:00

For the most part, concerts are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, or potential severe weather, please stay tuned to our social media sites for updates regarding scheduled shows. You can also call the State Fair at 414-266-7000 for updates on the Main Stage during severe weather.

Does my 8-month-old need a ticket to a show at the Main Stage?2020-01-29T15:48:11-05:00

Main Stage tickets are required for anyone age 3 and up.

Can I bring a sign to a concert at the Main Stage?2020-01-29T15:48:16-05:00

Signs are not allowed at the Fair Park, including the Main Stage.

What is the smoking policy at the Main Stage?2020-01-29T15:48:22-05:00

The Main Stage area is non-smoking, which includes e-cigarettes.

I have a ticket to a Main Stage show. Do I need a separate Fair ticket?2020-01-29T15:48:26-05:00

All Main Stage tickets include admission to the Fair if purchased prior to entering the Fair Park. You do not need a separate Fair ticket. If you purchase a Main Stage concert ticket at the Expo Center Box Office while you’re here at the Fair, it will not include admission.