Policies

For the safety and awareness of the general public, Wisconsin State Fair Park has put in place a number of event policies. Below are the event policies for the Wisconsin State Fair, including prohibited items, policies on pets, smoking and more.

State Fair Park staff reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating any law, rule or policy.

Persons entering the facility assume all risks incidental to the event.

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Admission & Entrance Policies

No carry-in alcoholic beverages or weapons allowed. Ticket sales and Fair entry cease one hour prior to Fair Park closure. Re-entry handstamps cease two (2) hours prior to Fair Park closure. All patrons and possessions are subject to search and will pass through metal detection upon entering the Fair Park. Fairgoers under 18 years of age entering after 6 pm must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older. Proof of age is required.

Persons entering the facility assume all risks incidental to the event. State Fair Park Officials reserve the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating any law, rule or policy. Certain items may not be brought on the premises including without limitation: weapons (including, but not limited to, firearms, knives of any kind, explosives), alcohol, contraband, illegal drugs and controlled substances. The following items are also not permitted: cans or glass bottles, lawn chairs, skateboards, in-line skates, bicycles, kites and frisbees.

Umbrellas, lawn chairs, signs, recording devices and selfie sticks are prohibited in the Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino (see below for more info). Pets are not permitted on site unless part of a Fair event ; working service animals are permitted (see below for more info). Unopened bottled water and food for infants or those with food allergies is permitted.

Persons grant permission to have their image and/or likeness reproduced for Fair and Sponsor promotional and/or advertising purposes and/or by the media in photography or broadcasts of any nature. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times. Smoking is not allowed in indoor facilities or the Main Stage area, including e-cigarettes. Acts, events and show times are subject to change. All events are rain or shine. The State Fair Park Board reserves the right to enact policy changes at any time.

Main Stage Policies

Main Stage concert tickets include State Fair Admission if purchased prior to entering the Fair Park. Admission will not be refunded if tickets are purchased after entering the Fair Park. Tickets will be scanned upon entry to the Fair Park and again at the Main Stage ramps. Re-entry stamps are available. If you do not get a stamp, you will not be permitted to re-enter. Concertgoers 3 years and older require a ticket.

All sales are final. Please examine your ticket for event date and time. All shows are rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please call 414.266.7000, check social media or stop by a Fair Information Center for up-to-date information.

Upon entry to State Fair Park, all bags will be searched and metal detection devices will be utilized. State Fair Park’s after 6 pm admission policy will be enforced daily. Fairgoers under 18 years of age entering after 6 pm must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older. Proof of age is required. If a concertgoer under the age of 18 has a valid concert ticket for that evening’s show, he or she will be allowed to enter the fair park and the concert after 6 pm without a parent or guardian. Once the concert is over, youth under the age of 18 are required to leave State Fair Park in a timely manner, or meet up with a parent or guardian. Main Stage ramps (gates) typically open one hour prior to the beginning of the show.

Persons entering the facility assume all risks incidental to the event. Fair Park staff reserves the right to refuse admission or eject any person violating any law, rule or policy. The following items may not be brought into State Fair Park: weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to, firearms, knives and explosives) alcohol, contraband, illegal drugs, cans or glass bottles, lawn chairs, skateboards, hoverboards, in-line skates, bicycles, kites and Frisbees. Unopened bottled water is allowed. In addition to items mentioned above, the following items may not be brought into the Main Stage area: signs, selfie sticks and umbrellas. No professional grade cameras, video or audio recording equipment allowed in Main Stage area. This policy is enforced to the extent that each artist requests.

Wisconsin State Fair does sell alcohol at concerts. Proper ID is required. Smoking of any kind (including e-cigarettes/vaping) is not allowed in the Main Stage area. No pets. Service animals are allowed. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times. The following will lead to ejection from the Main Stage and potential fines/arrest: moshing, crowd surfing, public indecency or urination, fighting, under-age drinking.

Concertgoers are permitted to stand at their assigned seats, even on the track. The track is a flat surface, and the stage is raised, but it may be difficult to see from the track seats if you do not want to stand. The bleacher seats in the grandstand are tiered and may allow for better viewing if you choose to stay seated. No standing in aisles or directly in front of the stage is allowed. Grandstand seats do have backs. Accessible Ramp is General Admission.

Persons entering the Fair Park and Main Stage area are subject to having their image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or publicity purposes in Fair, Sponsor or Media photography, video, broadcasts and/or webcasts.

Service Animal Policies

We value all of our visitors to State Fair Park, including those with disabilities. Wisconsin State Fair Park follows ADA guidelines regarding service animals. A service animal is one that is trained to do work, perform tasks and assist individuals with disabilities.

Service animals must remain on a leash or in a harness and under the control of the owner at all times.

Due to the nature of some attractions at State Fair Park, service animals are not permitted on rides or attractions, and may be restricted in certain areas due to safety concerns.

ADA regulations state that the specific work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to a person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals according to the ADA. Therefore, emotional support animals are not permitted in Wisconsin State Fair Park facilities being utilized for events other than the Wisconsin State Fair, or within the Fair Park grounds during the annual Wisconsin State Fair and Harvest Fair events.