Wisconsin State Fair
Wisconsin State Fair
The Wisconsin State Fair is an annual event held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. The modern fair takes place in August (occasionally beginning late July) and lasts 11 days.
The first Wisconsin State Fair was held in 1851 in Janesville, with approximately 8,000 to 12,000 people in attendance.
poster from 1981
The fair migrated to different towns before finding its permanent home in West Allis in 1892.
former horse racing at the grandstand
now the home for the Milwaukee Mile
once the location for the Packers
According to state fair officials, 860,078 people attended the 2005 event.
known for Cream Puffs
ready for sale
walking away ready for eating
The 2008 fair was held from July 31 to August 10, 2008.
the big slide
walking up the stairs with the burlap
off and going
returning the burlap
Yearly features at the fair include a wide variety of vendors, many local and national bands, the Kids From Wisconsin, and a large assortment of food and drink, including cream puffs, which are one of the fair's main draws.
Hot Wisconsin cheese
and, of course, brews
Murphy Brothers Exposition also provides a large midway, featuring carnival rides such as Rainbow Valley's Freak Out, Spin Out, Super Loops, Kamikaze, Double Shock, Yo-Yo, Sizzler, and many more.
entertainment by the "Skunks"
a avid listener
The Grandstand Main Stage features a different headline performance every evening of the fair. Many local bands can also be seen on smaller stages and pavilions located throughout the grounds.
Indian Mound located on the fair grounds
Agricultural exhibits of horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and other animals are featured every year at the fair. 2004 saw the introduction of the Birthing Barn, in which fairgoers can witness the birth of farm animals.
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Quilt at the 2008 fair
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cow jacket on cow jacket listening to the pitch man
last chance to get your Wisconsin Fair souvenir
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