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Wisconsin State Fair

The 172nd Wisconsin State Fair, presented by UScelluar, will be here before you know it! The State Fair will take place Thursday, August 3 – Sunday, August 13, 2023. 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.

The Wisconsin State Fair 2023 Amphitheater Headliners:

    • Thursday, August 3 Journey Unauthorized
    • Friday, August 4 Here Come the Mummies
    • Saturday, August 5 Here Come the Mummies
    • Sunday, August 6 Geru y Su Legión 7
    • Monday, August 7 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    • Tuesday, August 8 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
    • Wednesday, August 9 Hairbangers Ball
    • Thursday, August 10 Too Hype Crew
    • Friday, August 11 Great White
    • Saturday, August 12 The Entertainer
    • Sunday, August 13 Pat McCurdy

For 77 other ideas for Summer Fun click here.

Regarding the hosting of the 2023 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.

SCROLL to the bottom of this post for the 2023 ticket giveaway going on in July! We are giving away 25 Wisconsin State Fair 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:

2023 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 2023 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will open Thursday, August 3 and run through Sunday, August 13 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. $14 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.
  • Don’t miss out on these savings! This exclusive deal is only available online and at the State Fair Ticket Office! Fairgoers looking for big thrills can save 30 percent compared to individually purchased tickets with $35 SpinCity 50 Ride & Game Tickets vouchers.

  • 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 – before the Fair starts.

  • DUBLIN THE FUN” FAIR & FEST DEAL TBD IF THIS DEAL IS HAPPENGING IN 2023 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 $22, 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 $43! Milwaukee Irish Fest runs August 17-20, 2023. 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.


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 55th anniversary in 2023! 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 2023 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.

Wisconsin State Fair invites Fairgoers who may have special sensory needs to come play games and experience thrills from 11am-1pm on Monday, August 7 when lights, sounds, and non-safety related announcements will be reduced in SpinCity.

Please note: Some attractions are unable to be fully silenced and operational noises will be noticeable during this time.

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

{updated hours in 2023}

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 2023!


We are so excited to partner with the Wisconsin State Fair to give away 5 total 5-packs of tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair!!!! That’s 5 chances to win!  All of our giveaways are local only – so you know your chances are good! Giveaway ends 7/28 at 11:59pm. Winners will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond. 

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 on our Facebook post from 7/17 here.

The Giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations to the 2023 winners:
Candy K.
Catherine D. 
Kristen V.
Samantha L.
Colette J.


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.

SEE DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY POLICY HERE: https://lakecountryfamilyfun.com/disclosure/


The Ingleside Hotel‘s popular Wisconsin State Fair Package is back! 

Planning a trip to the Wisconsin State Fair? SLIDE into fun with water park passes, Wisconsin State Fair Tickets and more. You don’t have to travel far to make lasting summer memories with the family.

State Fair Package Includes:
Overnight Accommodations 
4 Water Park Passes
10 Snack Bar Treat Dollars
4 Tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair

Book today and don’t miss out on this “Fair” deal.

Click below or call 262.547.0201 to book.

Book HERE.

25 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.

  4. I need to re-read everything before our fair trip! I am all about the food – especially the maple stuff.

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