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One of the nation’s greats, the Wisconsin State Fair runs August 1-11, 2019. Everything from the animals to rides, concerts, exhibits, and tasty food and beverages (like flavored milks, only 50 cents each with more new flavors this year) are yours for the taking!
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Main Stage headliners at Wisconsin State Fair include:
REO Speedwagon with special guest Night Ranger, Thursday, August 1st
Fitz and the Tantrums, Friday, August 2nd
Brett Eldredge, Saturday, August 3rd
The Happy Together Tour 2019, Sunday, August 4th
for King & Country, Monday, August 5th
KIDZ BOP World Tour, Tuesday, August 6th
Rick Springfield and special guest Starship with Mickey Thomas, Wednesday, August 7th
Jeff Dunham, Thursday, August 8th
Old Dominion with Brandon Lay, Friday, August 9th
The Isley Brothers & The Commodores, Saturday, August 10th
Melissa Etheridge, Sunday, August 11th
As always, the State Fair will feature a huge variety of animals from farms all across the state, letting you learn more about and even interact with some – from cows to chickens and rabbits to llamas, ostrich, goats, and more!
You will not go hungry: favorite foods at the Fair include the roasted corn, corn dogs, flavored milks, all kinds of creative deep-fried foods, sausages, as much as you can imagine on a stick, and the legendary Wisconsin cream puffs that become a “must have” for attendees needing their true dairy (and carb) fix! They get more eclectic with things like deep-fried bull testicles (listed as “Rocky Mountain Oysters” on the menu at Big Sky Country Bar & Grill), ants on a stick (literally), and earthworm and cricket jerky. But hey, it’s up to you.
NEW FOODS at State Fair this year include an Apple Crunch Cheesecake Quesadilla from the Mexican Grill, BBQ Mac Tater Tots from Jayme’s Chipstix, the Caramel Turtle Pretzel at Gertrude’s Fresh Pretzels, Loaded Baked Potato with Bacon Pizza from Pistol Pete’s, Prime Rib Sliders at Leadfoots Race Bar & Grill, the Unicorn Beer Float at Slim McGinn’s Irish Pub, and about 60 other choices!
The Milwaukee Mile race track, which hosts races, auto testing, and more throughout the year is just one of the places you can park – which is cool, since you can walk on and check out this legendary oval, the oldest continuously operating raceway in the world.
Get all this year’s details here. This is definitely one of the best State Fairs in the nation!
Check out this map of Wisconsin State Fair… you can enlarge it by clicking on it or get a printable .pdf HERE.
Wisconsin State Fair Park is in West Allis, less than ten minutes from downtown Milwaukee. Bordered on the south by Highway 59/Greenfield Ave., on the west by Highway 181/84th Street, on the north by I-94, and on the east by 76th Street. U.S. 18/Bluemound Road comes close to the north, I-41/U.S. 45 and then Highway 100 skim by 2 miles to the west, and Highway 175 is about 2 miles east as it passes Miller Park. There are a lot of great ways to get to the Park!
Wisconsin State Fair Address:
Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 S. 84th Street (Highway 181 at Highway 59)
West Allis, WI 53214