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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

Sept. 21, 2014 - Sept. 23, 2014
Just Between Friends Consignment - Milwaukee County

Just Between Friends (JBF) has announced a fall community children’s and maternity consignment event in Milwaukee County. The sale will be held Sept. 21–27, at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis.

The Milwaukee County event will be open to the public 10 am–7 pm, Sun., Sept. 21 through Tues., Sept. 23; 10 am–6 pm on Wed., Sept. 24; 10 am–5 pm on Thurs., Sept. 25; 10 am–7 pm on Fri., Sept. 26; and 10 am–1 pm on Sat., Sept. 27.

On the first day of the sale, admission is $3; all other days have free admission. JBF events offer gently used and new children’s clothing in sizes 0–18, maternity clothes in sizes XS–plus, shoes in sizes infant to 6, as well as toys, board and electronic games, DVDs, and books. All clothing items and shoes are inspected before the event for current fashion, stains, and tears. Items will be organized like a children’s store, where everything is divided by gender, size, and category. Each event features new and different items. The fall sales will feature fall and winter clothing items, along with toys, games, books, shoes, strollers, sleds, winter boots, and more.

“The JBF fall sales are a great opportunity to purchase back-to-school wardrobes at reasonable prices for each child,” said Melissa Monsoor, co-organizer of the Milwaukee County sale. “It’s also an opportunity for families to sell their used items in a carefully managed atmosphere. Whether you’re buying or selling, JBF sales are the best way for families to get what they need.” JBF team members staff each sale and earn various benefits for helping at the sales.

To learn more about opportunities and the rewards of joining the team for each individual sale, visit jbfsale.com. Consignors utilize an exclusive, free barcode tagging system to tag items and track daily sales. Remaining fashionable and desirable items are then donated on behalf of JBF and the consignors to organizations, including the Salvation Army, for area families in need. Just Between Friends serves more than 260,000 American families in 28 states and provides an opportunity for families to recycle their kids’ clothing and toys. Wisconsin currently offers five independently operated JBF sales events, and there are 138 franchisees in 28 states and one in Canada. The Salvation Army is an international movement located in over 100 countries around the world. It has been serving communities in the Greater Milwaukee area for over 100 years. For more information on the upcoming sales, visit www.jbfsale.com.

Sept. 27, 2014
Maker Faire Milwaukee

Maker Faire Milwaukee is a family-friendly event that will welcome makers – tech enthusiasts, inventors, crafters, educators, tinkerers and hobbyists of all ages – to exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community. The first Maker Faire® Milwaukee will be held on September 27 and 28, 2014. It is co-hosted by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and the Milwaukee Makerspace, in collaboration with MAKE magazine and sponsored by Brady Corporation. The free event will be held at Wisconsin State Fair Park on the same weekend as the Park’s annual Harvest Fair. Maker Faires showcase the “maker movement,” a growing global community of do-it-yourselfers that is pushing the boundaries of creativity, product development and manufacturing through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Maker Faire Milwaukee is expected to feature more than 100 makers who will demonstrate 3D printing, microcomputers, robotics, lasers, alternative energy, blacksmithing, indie crafts, and more. The event will offer hands-on instructional workshops, competitions and activity areas for visitors of all ages and interests. Admission to the event is free; some activities or attractions may require a fee.

Sept. 28, 2014
Maker Faire Milwaukee

Maker Faire Milwaukee is a family-friendly event that will welcome makers – tech enthusiasts, inventors, crafters, educators, tinkerers and hobbyists of all ages – to exhibit their work and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community. The first Maker Faire® Milwaukee will be held on September 27 and 28, 2014. It is co-hosted by Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and the Milwaukee Makerspace, in collaboration with MAKE magazine and sponsored by Brady Corporation. The free event will be held at Wisconsin State Fair Park on the same weekend as the Park’s annual Harvest Fair. Maker Faires showcase the “maker movement,” a growing global community of do-it-yourselfers that is pushing the boundaries of creativity, product development and manufacturing through technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Maker Faire Milwaukee is expected to feature more than 100 makers who will demonstrate 3D printing, microcomputers, robotics, lasers, alternative energy, blacksmithing, indie crafts, and more. The event will offer hands-on instructional workshops, competitions and activity areas for visitors of all ages and interests. Admission to the event is free; some activities or attractions may require a fee.

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 www.trainfest.com. For more show details visit Trainfest.com 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

 
 


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