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One of the nation’s great fairs, the Wisconsin State Fair runs August 3-13, 2023 on the Wisconsin State Fair Park grounds in West Allis. Everything from the animals to rides, concerts, exhibits, and tasty food and beverages are yours for the taking!
Updates to the Central Mall area include with a new look and ample seating. The rides and games at SpinCity are in full swing, and they include a super assortment of over 40 rides and 25 games with chances to win plenty of prizes!
The Fairgrounds will have plenty of street performers and entertainers, but of course the excellent live music is a huge draw. There are two primary performance stages at Wisconsin State Fair: the Main Stage, which uses the Milwaukee Mile track and bleachers for seating, and the Bank Five Nine Amphitheater, which is near the Central Mall.
Main Stage headliners at Wisconsin State Fair include:
Thursday, August 3rd: Alabama with special guest Exile
Friday, August 4th: Shaggy with Salt-N-Pepa
Saturday, August 5th: Jeff Dunham
Sunday, August 6th: Tommy James & The Shondells with Little Anthony
Monday, August 7th: For King + Country with Katy Nichole
Tuesday, August 8th: Kidz Bop Never Stop Live Tour
Wednesday, August 9th: Halestorm with New Years Day
Thursday, August 10th: REO Speedwagon with Edwin McCain
Friday, August 11th: Ludacris with Symba
Saturday, August 12th: Lindsey Stirling with Walk Off the Earth
Sunday, August 13th: Trace Adkins
Bank Five Nine Stage headliners include:
Thursday, August 3rd: Journey Unauthorized
Friday, August 4th: Here Come The Mummies
Saturday, August 5th: Here Come The Mummies
Sunday, August 6th: Geru y Su Legión 7
Monday, August 7th: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Tuesday, August 8th: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
Wednesday, August 9th: Hairbangers Ball
Thursday, August 10th: Too Hype Crew
Friday, August 11th: Great White
Saturday, August 12th: The Entertainer
Sunday, August 13th: Pat McCurdy
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! Check out prize-winning exhibits, including art competitions, farming competitions, even one for the best alcohol-infused pie. Other exhibits include those for barn quilts, horticulture, textile, craft, and culinary exhibits, and even the Young People’s Art Exhibit.
ALL. THE. FOOD.
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. This year’s “Sporkies” winner is the Peño Pretzel Popper Brat from Gertrude’s Pretzels.
OTHER FOODS at State Fair 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 more 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