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Sports & Rec > State Parks > West Suburbs > West Allis > Wisconsin State Fair Park

Wisconsin State Fair Park [edit]
640 S. 84th St.
West Allis, WI 53214
(800) 884-3247
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Armed with nearly 200 acres, State Fair Park is able to accommodate parties, activities, meetings and much more. Home to the Exposition Center, the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, and the Products Pavilion, this park is perfect for any entertainment or business activity.
Upcoming events

Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014
Trainfest 2014

Join the Fun at Trainfest®, America’s LARGEST operating model railroad show. Find the Adventure this year when kids from 5 to 99 can run the trains at many of the railroads. There are more opportunities to get hands-on than ever before! Build a Memory in the expanded Kids’ Activity Zone filled with FREE crafts, new make ‘n takes and plenty of train-themed fun! Spend hours entertained by over 60 intricately-detailed running railroads. Rounding out this spectacular show are model train manufacturers and retailers from coast-to-coast. Trainfest has something for everyone in its 200,000 square feet of display area. Discounted advanced tickets available online at For more show details visit Admission Information: Adults: $12.50 ($11.50 Advanced) Kids 4-12: $5 ($3 Advanced) 3 & Under: Always FREE Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis (Milwaukee), WI 53214

Nov. 21, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014
71st Annual Holiday Folk Fair International

A program of the International Institute of Wisconsin, Holiday Folk Fair International celebrates the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Culture of the Artisan,” will allow Fair-goers the opportunity to learn the ways in which artisans use manual and artistic skills to share the stories of their backgrounds, along with how music, food, dance, and art bring together people from different life experiences. Special attractions in 2014 include invited international performers and artisans representing Canada, Ecuador, Japan, Kenya, and Ukraine, the “Connect Globally. Thrive Locally.” Sisters Cities International art exhibit, the Kohl’s Color Wheels display, the Wisconsin Woodturners, and a bonsai exhibit. The three-day event features the All Nations Theater with traditional music and dance performed by more than 25 cultural groups, plus the opening and closing ceremonies, the World Café presented by Associated Bank offering a wide assortment of delicacies from around the world, the International Stage where young people perform their traditional dances, the Tanzhauz (Music Pavilion) where attendees dance and sing along with a variety of musical styling’s, Heritage Lane with traditional customs from diverse cultures brought to life, the International Bazaar where cultural artifacts create a unique shopping experience, and the Callen Construction Chef’s Stage presented by Edible Milwaukee Magazine, featuring local chefs preparing traditional cuisine. Holiday Folk Fair International will also host a Naturalization Ceremony on Nov. 21 at 2:00 p.m., the “Around the World” 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County on Nov. 23 at 9:00 a.m., and an interdenominational religious service at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 23. Hours on Fri., Nov. 21 are 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 22; and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 23.  Advance tickets will be sold for $10 each, with family four-packs for $36, and available for purchase on-line at Admission at the gate will be $12 for adults; $8 for children ages 6 to 12; children under the age of five will be admitted at no charge.  Those 62 and over will be admitted for $10, and all military personnel with a military ID card will be admitted free.


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