The Wisconsin State Fair is an annual, 11-day event which is held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. It was first held in 1851 in Janesville, attracting approximately 13,000 to 18,000 people. The fair has grown in popularity considerably since its early days, with the 2018 event attracting 1,037,982 people (a record-breaking attendance).
When it comes to entertainment and fun activities, there’s certainly a lot to keep you busy at the Wisconsin State Fair. This year’s event will include arts and displays, educational exhibits, thrilling rides, several markets, and more. Favorites include SpinCity (which features more than 50 rides and 30 games), the Daily Parade, and the hundreds of adorable animals on-show in numerous barns throughout Ag Village.
View the full list of attractions here.
There are plenty of guest services at the fair to help you have a comfortable, fun, and safe stay. These include: information centers, first aid, family/baby care centers, reconnection centers / lost and found, ATMs, sunscreen stations, stroller, wagon, wheelchair and electric scooter rentals, a redemption booth (for SpinCity vouchers purchased prior to the Fair), restrooms, shuttle buses, and more.
Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 South 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53214
The State Fair Main Stage will be hosting a number of live music performances from acts such as REO Speedwagon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Brett Eldredge, for KING & COUNTRY, The Isley Brothers & The Commodores, and Melissa Etheridge. There will also be a Happy Together Tour 2019 (featuring performances by The Turtles, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills), as well as a KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 (featuring kid-friendly versions of today’s biggest pop music hits sung by kids, for kids).
There is actually an RV park conveniently located at the State Fair Park. It’s the only RV Park in Metro Milwaukee and it is open year-round.
The Wisconsin State Fair RV Park features 70 full-service hook-ups and leashed pets are allowed. Prices start at $35 per night for electric only, $37.50 per night for electric and water, and $40 per night for full service. Find out more about the RV park here.
If you’re making the trip to the state fair this year, RVing is the way to go. Not only does it turn your journey into a fun road trip, but it also helps you to save money over more expensive accommodations. Plus, you’ll have a comfortable bed, private bathroom, and fully-stocked kitchen to “come home to” after the fair. If you don’t own an RV already, you can easily rent an RV through RVshare from a location of your choice.
The Wisconsin State Fair RV Park is by far the most convenient RV park for the event. However, if you’re looking to stay away from the fair (or find that the State Fair RV Park is fully-booked), you can try your luck at one of these places instead:
There are also a number of hotels and motels situated near the Fairpark. These include:
8201 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214
2301 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
16865 West Bluemound Road Brookfield, WI 53005
For a full list of nearby lodging, click here.
From the north: I-41 South to 84th St. exit.
From the south: I-41/894 North to I-94 East, east to 84th St. exit, south on 84th St.
From the east: I-94 West to 84th St. South on 84th St.
From the west: I-94 East to 84th St. exit.
Public transit and shuttle services operate for both Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Find out more via this link.
Tickets to the Wisconsin State Fair are currently on sale online. Children 5 years and under can attend for free. Tickets can also be purchased in-person from the Ticket Office at 7722 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI.
At RVshare, we love helping people experience fun, family-friendly events whilst experiencing the comfort and ease that an RV provides. Staying in an RV at the Wisconsin State Fair doesn’t just give you peace of mind, but also allows you to enjoy your travels to the region as you soak up the beautiful scenery.
Regardless of whether you choose to visit the Wisconsin State Fair in an RV rental or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could even be featured on our blog or social media!
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Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.