Free Family Fun2018-01-08T16:24:13-05:00

Free Family Fun

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.

Kohl’s Family Value Day & Kohl’s Activity Zone

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.

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Sea Lion Splash

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.

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.

Young People’s Art Exhibit

“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.

Garden Walk

“Sowing Creativity” is growing by leaps and bounds in our gardens. From castles to purses to tire rims, nothing goes un-planted at the Wisconsin State Fair! Earn a special ribbon after you visit ten gardens that feature the creative containers planted by our Flower Crew. Stop by Grand Champion Hall to pick up your punch card.

Youth Expo Hall & Stage

The Youth Expo Hall, located on Fifth Street and Grandstand Avenue, showcases Wisconsin youth through music and drama performances, demonstrations, style revues, activity stations, project exhibits and organizational displays. The stage will feature special performances by 4-H Drama Company and the State FFA Honors Band & Chorus.