The Waukesha County Fair – **Giveaway** and Inside Scoop

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I have an absolute adoration for the Waukesha County Fair. So many of our family memories have been made there.  The first year we went my son was 15 months. He was just starting to talk, but over and over at the fair he kept saying “more animals…more animals…” and hence started his obsession with animals.  Another year, the boys went on their first RIDES ever.  We took tons of pictures, and there were no tears.  Another year, we watched the demolition derby and escaped the heat in the indoor building with the cold milk from the milk tent.  We just LOVE the fair.  We, in Waukesha County, are so lucky to have such an amazing event in the heart of Lake Country!

In this post, we highlight details about the fair, the deals of each day, list out the key attractions and give tips for attending with children.  We hope you get out and enjoy this local gem July 18 – 22nd!  When you go, tag Lake Country Family Fun in your photos with the hashtag #LOVELCFF and #WaukeshaCountyFair.

Please thank our sponsor:

The Waukesha County Fair

Did you know that Waukesha County Fair is not only the oldest county fair in Wisconsin—they are also the largest event in Waukesha County?

Waukesha County Fair


Enter to win 1 of 2 available packages to the Waukesha County Fair which includes:
2 adult tickets and a parking pass to any day of the Waukesha County Fair.


Simply enter your name and valid email address in the form below. *We will contact the winner via the email submitted. Please also be sure to comment on this Facebook post with your favorite part of the fair.

Only one entry per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Giveaway ends Monday, July 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm (CST). We will announce the winner on Tuesday, July 17th.

This Giveaway has ended.
Congratultions to the winners Jess S. and Ashley G.!

Even if you don’t win, you can still strike a great deal. Check out the advance ticket page and get discounts for advance purchase tickets and wristbands for rides.  Only good through Tuesday the 17th!

Also, if your kiddo is enrolled in a Library Summer Reading program (detailed in our Free Summer Fun Guide) some of the prize coupons include junior tickets to the fair!  Check it out!

About the Waukesha County Fair

The Waukesha County Fair has been around since 1842 (before Wisconsin was officially a state)! That’s 176 years of great family fair fun for all!  Everyone can find something to love at the fair from newborn to ninety-nine. (The fair is stroller and wheel chair accessible). Some people come for the amazing concerts, others for the farm animals, many for the food, some for the rides – really there is something for everyone at the fair!

The Fair recently received their Travel Green Wisconsin certification from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.  The fairgrounds are located just south of Hwy 94 in Waukesha at 1000 Northview Road.

Don’t Miss These Events

Here is a list of some of the new and exciting attractions at the Fair this year!

  • Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides – schedule here
  • Nerveless Nocks Thrill Show – schedule here
  • 8th annual Classic Car Show – Sunday July 22nd with registration, parade and awards
  • Pig, Goat & Duck Races – schedule here
  • Demolition Derby – Saturday 1pm
  • Cream puff eating contests
  • Craft beer and wine
  • Beverage Koozies
  • Truck and Tractor Pulls – Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at noon
  • Pancake Breakfast – Saturday Morning


Daily Deals

  • Wednesday, July 18th (Open Noon – 10pm)
    • Dollar Day – $1.00 parking and $1.00 tickets
    • Midway Ride Special – 1 ticket
  • Thursday, July 19th (Open 10-Midnight)
    • $5 admission before 5pm
    • Scout Day – Scouts receive FREE admission w/scout leader submitted form (due 7/12)
    • Senior Day – Seniors 62+ receive $5 admission all day
    • Midway Ride Special – From 1-11pm, unlimited ride wristband special for $25
  • Friday, July 20th (Open 10-Midnight)
    • St. Vincet de Paul Day – Make donation between July 2-19th and received coupon for $5 off adult admission before 5pm
    • Midway Ride Special – From 1-11pm, unlimited ride wristband special for $25
  • Saturday, July 21st (Open 10-Midnight)
    • Reduced Admission & Parking with Presale All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast Coupon (Offered through July 19 visit)
    • Midway Ride Special – From noon – 11pm, unlimited ride wristband special for $25
  • Sunday, July 22nd Open 10-9
    • $5 Beat the Clock adult admission until 1pm
    • Midway Ride Special – From noon – 8pm, unlimited ride wristband special for $25

Tips for Attending with Kids

  • Check the daily schedule for the Children’s Tent. There are tons of demonstrations, contests and events including the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • Check the daily schedule for the Family Fun Stage located in the Arena Exhibit Hall. Events include Wildlife in Need and Kohls Wild Theatre to name a few.
  • Good news – the grounds are stroller accessible!
  • Bring extra water. It gets hot walking around.
  • Know where the restrooms are in case your little needs to go…like now (see Fairgrounds map)!
  • Don’t forget to stop by our family’s favorite tent – the Waukesha Dairy Farmer’s all you care to drink Milk tent (located by the 4H forum building) for $1.00.  They serve chocolate, strawberry and white. What would a fair in Wisconsin without milk be anyway?!
  • For kids who love trucks and tractors, don’t miss the Demolition Derby Saturday at 1pm or the Tractor Pulls Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at noon!
  • The Pig, Goat and Duck race schedules can be found here.
  • Take Part in a life-size coloring event. Help color the Monster Mural. The life-size coloring book page is 5 feet tall and 8 feet wide.
  • Whatever day(s) you go, be sure to check the Daily Schedule so you don’t miss a thing (there are WAY to many things to mention).
  • Come hungry. There are so many food vendors to chose from (so hard to choose each year). This year many favorite are returning and a host of new vendors are joining. Check them out here.

Other: Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entering the giveaway. Entrants must be located in the U.S. The winner will be selected at random and notified via the email that was submitted. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim their prize, or another winner will be chosen. Only one entry person. Duplicates will be deleted.

Disclosure: Many thanks to the Waukesha County Fair for providing the free tickets for this giveaway.

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