WI State Fair Wheel

Wisconsin State Fair

 The fair is ON for 2021! It’s coming up on August 5 through August 15, 2021! Mainstage performances include Chris Young with Sara Evans, Beach Boys, Billy Idol, Casting Crowns, Foreigner, Boy II Men and more!

Regarding the hosting of the 2021 Fair, you can read their full statement here.

For 77 other ideas for Summer Fun click here.

SCROLL to the bottom of this post for the 2021 ticket giveaway going on July 21 - August 2.

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:

2021 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 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will open Thursday, August 5 and run through Sunday, August 15 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!

  • All non-refunded 2020 admission tickets to the WI State Fair are valid for the 2021 event!
  • Bargain Books are available to get you even more great savings at the fair this year.
  • Thrill-seekers can save nearly 50% compared to individually purchased tickets with $24 SpinCity Ride & Game 40 credit vouchers, available May 26 through July 31.
  • Through July 31, you can buy Cream Puff 6-pack voucher for $18 online here.
  • Tales and Tails – Summer Reading Program – Youth can earn FREE youth admission upon completion of the Library Summer Reading Programs! Reading Program at applicable Waukesha or Jefferson County Libraries, while supplies last. Please contact your local library for details, or visit bridgeslibrarysystem.org. Tickets expire August 15, 2021. View more details about Waukesha County Libraries summer reading programs here.
  • Dublin’ the Fun Fair Fest Deal – Just $21 gets you one State Fair Ticket and one Milwaukee Irish Fest ticket. That’s twice the fun for the price of one! Milwaukee Irish Fest runs August 20–22, 2021. Offer available through July 31, 2021 at WiStateFair.com and the State Fair Ticket Office.

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?  Admission tickets at the gate are $14 for adults (12 & over) and $9 for seniors, military/veterans with ID & youth. Children 5 & under are FREE.


Get into the State Fair for just $2 when you donate at least two (2) cans of pears or peaches or make a cash donation outside any State Fair admission entrance. You will receive a voucher redeemable at the ticket window for $2 admission on Thursday, August 5 only. A contactless, digital donation option will also be available starting in late July. Promotion will end promptly at 5pm.



Presented by Travel Wisconsin. Visiting the great state of Wisconsin? Lucky you! Buy two (2) adult admission tickets for ONLY $14 (a $14 savings) when you present your out-of-state ID at any State Fair ticket window, courtesy of Travel Wisconsin. This promotion is valid all day on Friday, August 6.



First responders, healthcare, and grocery store workers (including Meijer team members) are all eligible for FREE admission on Wednesday, August 11 until 4pm when you present your company-issued ID or name badge at any ticket window. Limit one (1) admission per ID. Promotion will end promptly at 5pm.


Educators are eligible for FREE admission on Thursday, August 12 until Noon when you present your school-issued ID or name badge at any ticket window, courtesy of Prairie Farms Dairy. Limit one (1) admission per ID. Promotion will end promptly at 3pm.



Veterans, military personnel and their family members receive FREE admission on Sunday, August 15 until 4pm. Simply present your Military ID (DD214, VA ID, Military Common Access Card, or dependent ID) at any admission entrance and receive FREE admission for you and up to three (3) family members, courtesy of Miller High Life. Limit four (4) admissions per ID. Promotion will end promptly at 5pm.



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 at 11:15, 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 7:30
Sea Lion Splash daily at noon, 2, 4 and 6pm
– 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.

{Note shorter hours in 2021}

11 am – 11 pm Sunday – Thursday
11 am – 11 am Friday & Saturday
11 am – 10 pm Final Sunday

640 S. 84th Street, West Allis, WI

General Fair Information can be found here.

Masks will not be required in 2021 and there will not be capacity limits on admission. 

We hope that you enjoy the Wisconsin State Fair in 2021!


We are so excited to partner with the Wisconsin State Fair to give away 6 total 4-packs of tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair!!!! That’s 6 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!

The giveaway has ended for 2021.


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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21 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!

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