WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- The Wisconsin State Fair will return after a one-year absence this August, fair organizers announced Wednesday.
The fair will take place "in accordance with health guidelines" Thursday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug.15, according to a news release. The 2020 Fair did not take place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"We are a GBAC certified facility which takes it to the limits to the highest limits of sanitation, so couldn't be prouder, protocols will be in. We have hundreds of sanitation trees that will be deployed all throughout the fair park," said Kathleen O'leary CEO of the Wisconsin State Fair
Organizers have been planning the event for months now.
“In January, the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board approved a goal to have a fair this August and we are pleased to confirm we are well on our way to meeting that goal,” said Wisconsin State Fair Park Chairman of the Board John Yingling.
Park officials have confirmed that sanitization protocols are already in place through State Fair Park, and "final health and safety protocols will be determined as we approach the Fair dates." You can get the very latest at WIStateFair.com.
In 2019, the fair drew more than 1.1 million people, according to their website. According to the news release, 88% of survey respondents said they would be comfortable attending a large event of this nature in the near future, and 78% of them confirmed they will attend the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair.
“We are happy to confirm there are WonderFair days ahead, and are excited to safely gather to celebrate everything we are so proud of in Wisconsin,” said Kathleen O’Leary Wisconsin State Fair Park CEO. “We look forward to making many exciting announcements in the weeks to come!”
Five State Fair Main Stage shows are already on sale and more acts will be added in the upcoming weeks. Organizers say tickets for the fair will go on sale soon.
Fair favorites including rides and games in SpinCity, the classic cream puffs and thousands of animals, food and shopping vendors will be returning.
"There is something for everyone at the Wisconsin State Fair. There always has been pre-pandemic and there certainly will be post-pandemic."