State Fair hours, prices, what you can and can't bring in
The Wisconsin State Fair runs from Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 13.
Sunday – Thursday: 8 AM – 11 PM
Friday – Saturday: 8 AM – 12 AM
Final Sunday (August 13): 8 AM – 10 PM
Ticket sales and fair entry cease one hour to park closure.
Admission Tickets Adults (12 & over): $12
Military / Seniors: $7
Youth (ages 6-11): $7
Children (5 & under): FREE
Admission Policies Wisconsin State Fair searches all bags, coolers, wagons and strollers upon entry to the Fair Park and the Admission Policy will also be in effect:
FAIRGOERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE ENTERING AFTER 6 P.M. MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED.
There will be a metal detection checkpoint at every gate. Although we do not anticipate long back-ups due to new, enhanced security measures, please allow a few extra minutes as you enter the Fair Park. Certain items may not be brought on the premises including without limitation: weapons of any kind (including, but not limited to, firearms, knives and explosives) alcohol, contraband, illegal drugs and controlled substances. The following items are also not permitted: cans or glass bottles, lawn chairs, skateboards, hoverboards, in-line skates, bicycles, kites and Frisbees. In addition to items mentioned above, recording devices and selfie sticks are prohibited in the State Fair Main Stage presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Pets are not permitted on site unless the pet is part of a Fair event (e.g. Dog Fair). Working service animals are permitted. Persons entering the Fair Park are subject to having their image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or publicity purposes in Fair, Sponsor or Media photography, video, broadcasts and/or webcasts. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times. Smoking is not allowed in indoor facilities or the Main Stage area, including e-cigarettes.