Wisconsin State Fair
celebrates 166 years / August 3-13
There’s something for everyone on 30 stages of free acts, contests and music.
The Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino brings national headliners to the fair (separate ticket required for all shows, includes fair admission if purchased prior to entering the fair).
Main Stage headliners include country superstars Kip Moore and Alan Jackson, rock legend John Mellencamp, acapella group Pentatonix and the popular Christian group for KING & COUNTRY.
rural & urban
The fun includes the animal barns, youth exhibits, interactive activities, Sky Glider, Kiddie Kingdom and Giant Slide.
SpinCity (the amusement ride and game area) provides more than 50 rides and attractions, games and well-shaded seating areas. Making its Wisconsin debut is WonderWheel, North America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel. Standing 15 stories high, it offers visibility of 10 miles or more from the top.
Saz’s Famous Racing Pigs race several times daily at The Racing Animals Arena, while the air-conditioned, 200,000 square foot Expo Center and other marketplaces satisfy the shop-aholic.
For more information go to wistatefair.com
unique & unusual
In addition to Original Cream Puffs (the famous fair staple), dozens of other food options abound. Saz's Applewood Smoked BBQ Chicken Thighs, anyone? And think the most creative food-on-a-stick imaginable! New this year: Door County Surf & Turf On-a-Stick, Deep-Fried Ol' Fashioned (pictured on right) from Water Street Brewery and Deep-Fried Bread Pudding Bites On-a- Stick from Saz’s.
Yard Bird Nachos
Complete southern fried chicken dinner in nacho form at Water Street Brewery.
Caramelized banana burrito. Stuffed with house-made bacon jam at Saz’s BBQ.