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Wisconsin State Fair

The 171th Wisconsin State Fair, presented by UScelluar, will be here before you know it! The State Fair will take place Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 14, 2022. As tradition, there will be dozens of rides, hundreds of foods, thousands of animals, and a million ways for everyone to have a WonderFair time.

Mainstage performances include:
Thursday the 4th: Jamey Johnson with Alex Miller
Friday the 5th: KANSAS with ASIA featuring John Payne
Saturday the 6th: Jeff Dunham
Sunday the 7th: The “Happy Together” Tour
Monday the 8th: Zach Williams with We The Kingdom
Tuesday the 9th: KIDZ BOP LIVE 2022
Wednesday the 10th: Charlie Berens
Thursday the 11th: TESLA with Fuel
Friday the 12th: Nelly with Ginuwine
Saturday the 13th: Brett Young with Adam Sanders
Sunday the 14th: The Oak Ridge Boys with Lee Greenwood

Regarding the hosting of the 2022 Fair, you can read their full statement here.

We went to the Wisconsin State Fair on Sunday, August 7, 2022. See our fun and tips HERE.

For 77 other ideas for Summer Fun click here.

SCROLL to the bottom of this post for the 2022 ticket giveaway going on July 8 - 29th. We are giving away over 30 tickets!

Food at the Fair!

It’s hard to even begin to describe how amazing the food options are at the Fair.  This year, there are new options too in addition to classic favorites. You can find the full list by clicking on the button below:

2022 State Fair Fun Details

Hard to believe that it is already time for this summertime staple.  There is plenty to do with the whole family it tow.  We have lots of great State Fair Information below including

  • Admission Deal Days
  • Free Family Fun
  • Rides
  • General Information

A visit to the Wisconsin State Fair is an annual summer tradition for families and friends alike. Exploring the fabric of Wisconsin agriculture through the numerous animal barns, indulging in novel fair food and enjoying the thrilling rides and exciting games in SpinCity are all part of the memorable experiences enjoyed during each visit to the State Fair. The 2022 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will open Thursday, August 4 and run through Sunday, August 14 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.

Everyone Can Save

Even if you don’t win our giveaway (see below), you can still strike a great deal. Check out these amazing savings options below. But hurry!

  • Fairgoers can secure their tickets early and save with $12 State Fair tickets! Discounted tickets are available online at
    WiStateFair.com and by visiting the State Fair Ticket Office as well as at participating Wisconsin Sentry Foods, Festival
    Foods, Metcalfe’s Markets, and Trig’s stores, and Bank Five Nine branches. $12 State Fair Tickets are on sale now
    through June 30.
  • Bargain Books are available to get you even more great savings at the fair this year.
  • Fairgoers looking for big thrills can save 30 percent compared to individually purchased tickets with $35 SpinCity 50 Ride
    & Game Tickets vouchers. Vouchers are available online at WiStateFair.com and by visiting the State Fair Ticket Office
    available now through July 29.
  • This Cream Puff discount is the sweetest deal. The $22 Cream Puff 6-Pack vouchers offers great savings off individually
    purchased Cream Puffs. Vouchers can be redeemed during State Fair at the Original Cream Puff Pavilion or Cream Puff
    Express locations. This delicious deal is available at WiStateFair.com and by visiting the State Fair Ticket Office now
    through July 29. 
  • DUBLIN THE FUN” FAIR & FEST DEAL In partnership with Milwaukee Irish Fest: Have twice the Fair and festival fun for the price of one with our “Dublin the Fun” Fair & Fest Deal! For just $20, get one (1) State Fair admission ticket and one (1) Milwaukee Irish Fest admission ticket, the world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture. This is a great package with a value of up to $40! Milwaukee Irish Fest runs August 18-21, 2022. Offer available May 2 through July 31. 

Enjoy the FAIR!


See our Fair Fun from years past HERE and HERE


Did you know that there are deal admissions almost everyday at the Wisconsin State Fair?  See all admission deals and discounts here. Children 5 & under are FREE.

Wells Fargo $5 Day benefiting Hunger Task Force

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 – Get into the State Fair for just $5 when you donate a jar of peanut butter or make a cash donation outside any State Fair admission entrance. You will receive a voucher redeemable at the ticket window for $5 admission on Thursday, August 4 only. Promotion runs 10am-5pm.

Celebrate Wisconsin Day, presented by Travel Wisconsin

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 – Visiting the great state of Wisconsin? Lucky you! Buy two adult admission tickets for ONLY $17 (a $17 savings) when you present your out-of-state ID at any State Fair ticket window, courtesy of Travel Wisconsin, on Friday, August 5 only. Promotion runs 10am-6pm.

Meijer Day

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 – Save $5 on ONE adult admission ticket when you shop at Meijer! Present your Meijer receipt when you spend $45 or more at Wisconsin Meijer stores between July 3-August 10, 2022 at any ticket window on Wednesday, August 10 only. Limit one receipt per person. Promotion runs 10am-5pm.

Prairie Farms Dairy Day Honoring Educators

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 – Educators are eligible for FREE admission when you present your school-issued ID or name badge at the ticket window, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy, on Thursday, August 11 only. Limit one admission per ID. Promotion runs 10am-2pm.

Veterans & Military Recognition Day

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 – Veterans, military personnel, and their family members receive FREE admission when you simply present your Military ID (DD214, VA ID, Military Common Access Card, or dependent ID) at any ticket window on Sunday, August 14 only. You and up to three family members will receive FREE admission, courtesy of Wisconsin State Fair. Limit four admissions per ID. Promotion runs 10am-4pm.


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

WI State Fair

– Saz’s Racing Pigs 
– Activity Stage
Bank Five Nine Amphitheater
– Grand Champion Hall Stage
– We Energies Energy Park Stage
– Wilderness Resort Family Variety Stage
– Wisconsin Products Pavilion Stage – air conditioned!
Racing Animals Arena
Strolling Street Entertainment
Free Live Music 

Some other FREE entertainment you won’t want to miss includes:
  • Compeer Financial Discovery Barn – Families will discover Wisconsin’s diverse and thriving agriculture industry through a variety of engaging activities, live demonstrations and more from 9 am-9 pm daily. Stop by and see baby farm animals, too! Located in Ag Village, east of the Farm and Family Building on Sue Wetley Court.
  • House of MOO – Families will enjoy these educational and interactive exhibits located in the heart of Ag Village. Fairgoers of all ages will learn about Wisconsin’s vibrant dairy industry. See where the milk you get in the grocery store comes from! View the cow milking demonstrations four times daily at 11:15 am, 1, 3 and 5 pm and goat milking demonstrations noon, 2 and 4 pm. Don’t miss story time with Alice in Dairyland daily at 2:30 pm. Located in Ag Village at the southeast corner of the Livestock Horse Barn on Central Avenue.


WI State Fair Wheel

GIANT SLIDE – This Fair tradition is celebrating its 53rd anniversary in 2021! Hop on a burlap sack and take a magic carpet ride. Trips down the 200 ft. slide are a rush of adrenaline! 

SKYGLIDER – Don’t miss this bird’s-eye view of all the fun down below! Tickets are available at each end of the SkyGlider near the Exposition Center and on North Grandstand Avenue.

WONDERFAIR WHEEL – North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel will return to Wisconsin at the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair. Located on the west side of State Fair Park, where the West Side Marketplace previously stood, the WonderFair Wheel presented by Meijer features 36 fully enclosed, brightly colored gondolas. Each gondola has a capacity of six people, and one gondola offers accessible seating. The ride time from start to finish is approx. 10 minutes, and an average of 1,100 fairgoers can ride each hour. The 400,000 lb. ride, standing 15 stories high and featuring 528,000 vibrant LED lights, offers a breathtaking view of the city, with visibility of 10 miles or more from the top of the wheel. 

SPINCITY AMUSEMENT RIDE & GAME AREA – Don’t miss SpinCity – the Fair’s exciting Amusement Ride and Game Area! SpinCity features a super assortment of more than 50 amazing rides and attractions. Thirty fun games also await all adults and children alike, complete with plenty of great chances to win fabulous prizes! The area will also offer well-shaded seating areas and plenty of delicious concessions.

Find the full ride list (including height requirements) here.

{updated hours in 2022}

10 am – 10 pm Sunday – Wednesday
10 am –Midnight Thursday – Saturday

640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI
General Fair Information can be found here.

We hope that you enjoy the Wisconsin State Fair in 2022!


We are so excited to partner with the Wisconsin State Fair to give away 8 total 4-packs of tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair!!!! That’s 8 chances to win!  All of our giveaways are local only – so you know your chances are good!

To Enter:

Simply enter the form below and click submit.  Duplicate entries will be deleted. See other disclosures below for entry. Many thanks to the Wisconsin State Fair for these tickets! Be sure to tell us your favorite part of the fair to be fully entered to win here.

The giveaway has ended in 2022. Congrats to our 8 winners!


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 many local sponsors for providing the giveaways (see individual giveaway for sponsorship details). See DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY POLICY here. The winner may be congratulated on Facebook (with the official prize notification going through email). For giveaways that are announced or promoted on Facebook, please note that these promotions are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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The Ingleside Hotel’s popular Wisconsin State Fair Package is back! 
Planning a trip to the Wisconsin State Fair? Make it a WHEELY great time at The Ingleside Hotel! You don’t have to travel far to make lasting summer memories with the family. Book today, and don’t miss out on this fair deal. 
Package Includes:
Overnight Accommodations 
4 Water Park Passes
10 Snack Bar Treat Dollars
4 Tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair
Book HERE.

23 thoughts on “Wisconsin State Fair”

  1. I have been trying to get to the Fair for the last five years, I hope this is the year, I’m so excited.

  2. Moved here 5 years ago and havent been to the State Fair to try a cream puff yet, this year that will change! Got tickets to see Boys 2 Men too!

  3. Going to the State Fair has been a tradition with my mum and sis for more than 25 years. Shopping for the next household gadget that will simplify our life; watching Milwaukee enter into dance while listening to local bands; pigs racing! And of course…cream puffs. There’s nothing else like it.

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