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Wisconsin State Fair 2022: Music, tickets, times, food and more

Your guide to the Wisconsin State Fair held at the state fairgrounds in West Allis Aug. 4 - 14
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Posted at 12:06 PM, Aug 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-04 14:55:59-04

WEST ALLIS, Wis. — That time of year has finally arrived: The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off on Thursday with music, rides and creative foods and will continue until Aug. 14.

TMJ4 has compiled all the information you need to know to take advantage of the Wisconsin State Fair.

What you can see at this year's Wisconsin State Fair

When is the State Fair held?

August 4 – 14, 2022
Sunday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. – Midnight

How much does it cost to get into the State Fair?

ADULT ADMISSION: $16.00 (online), $17 (in-person)

There are also specific tickets for some events. Click here to view all the ticket options.

How much is parking for the State Fair?
General Parking $15
Motorcycle Parking $8

Parking will temporarily close if the spots are full.

What is the bag policy at the State Fair?

All bags larger than 9” x 10” x 12” will need to be returned to a vehicle or home before entering the Fair Park.

Empty soft-sided bags, totes, backpacks, etc. regardless of size are permitted and will be searched.

Any carry-in items for family care, such as water or snacks for children, or medical reasons will be permitted – no medical proof or note needed.

You can read the full bag policy here.

What's new at the State Fair?

New for 2022, the State Fair opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; and opens at 10 a.m. and closes at midnight Thursday through Saturday.

The Milk House is operated by the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and 100% of the proceeds will fund improvements to the Fair Park.

Watch the BMX PROS Trick Team stun with choreographed stunts, on the ground and in the air. Located on South Grandstand Avenue.

You’ll find anything from retro clothing to upcycled mittens. Located near the Bank Five Nine Amphitheater.

Fairgoers who may have special sensory needs can play games and experience incredible thrills from 11am-1pm on Monday, August 8 when lights, sounds, and non-safety related announcements are reduced in SpinCity.

The official Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir Cup comes filled with your favorite Coca-Cola product for $7, and refills are $3.

The fountain is named in honor of State Fair legend and past president of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, Mike Wojciechowski, who celebrated 40 years with the Milwaukee Admirals in 2022.

Sporkies finalists

Judges decided the winner of the 8 submissions to the State Fair's food competition - urging participants to "create next-level foods worthy of mouthwatering Instagram pics." The 8 finalists were already announced:

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Chicken On-a-Stick
Bud Pavilion

Brandy Old Fashioned
S’more On-a-Stick
Freese’s Candy Shoppe

Peño Pretzel Popper Brat
Gertrude’s Pretzels

Black Bean Burrito Balls
Lakefront Brewery Beer Garden

The Sconnie Slugger
Miller Lite Sports Bar & Grill

Fried Pickle
Cheese Curd Tacos
Richie’s Cheese Curd Tacos

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Latte
Slim McGinn’s Irish Pub

Surf & Turf Sliders

Music at the State Fair

There are a ton of options when deciding what musicians to listen to during the state fair. And most of the shows are free to enter. Click here to see all the shows at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Agricultural Special Events
There are thousands of animals and a number of popular events:

• All For One Swine Show August 4
• Nation’s Largest Junior Dairy Cattle Show August 4-7
• Draft Horse Hitch Shows August 4-6, August 11-12
• All For One Goat Show August 6• Horse Pulls - New Date! August 7
• Supreme Champion Breeding Beef & Sheep Selection, presented by Case IHAugust 9
• Governor’s Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction August 10
• Champions Challenge Horse Events August 12-14Please see schedule pages for the full listing of exciting events including judging events, breed shows, and more!

Read the Wisconsin State Fair's schedule below:

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