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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
www.wistatefair.com/11_web/
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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. 27, 2014 - 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.

Sept. 27, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014
Maker Faire Milwaukee

September 27 & 28 at Wisconsin State Fair Park Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Maker Faire Milwaukee is part science fair, part county fair, and part something new! Known as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that welcomes makers to exhibit their work, and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to artists to scientists to garage tinkerers and hobbyists, of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the maker community. Maker Faire Milwaukee will feature: - More than 100 makers who will demonstrate 3D printing, microcomputers, robotics, lasers, large-scale art, alternative energy, blacksmithing, indie crafts, and more - Hands-on instructional workshops and activity areas for visitors of all ages and interests - A Power Racing Series competition (adults racing kids cars!) - FREE admission (some activities or attractions may require a fee) …And so much more! This will be the first-ever Maker Faire Milwaukee. It's co-hosted by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and 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. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2014 Maker Faires; and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

Sept. 27, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014
Maker Faire Milwaukee

Maker Faire Milwaukee is part science fair, part county fair, and part something new! Known as the "Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that welcomes makers to exhibit their work, and share their knowledge and skills with other makers and with the community. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to artists to scientists to garage tinkerers and hobbyists, of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the maker community. Maker Faire Milwaukee will feature: - More than 100 makers who will demonstrate 3D printing, microcomputers, robotics, lasers, large-scale art, alternative energy, blacksmithing, indie crafts, and more - Hands-on instructional workshops and activity areas for visitors of all ages and interests - A Power Racing Series competition (adults racing modified toy cars!) on the Milwaukee Mile - FREE admission (some activities or attractions may require a fee) …And so much more! This will be the first-ever Maker Faire Milwaukee. It's co-hosted by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and 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. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2014 Maker Faires; and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.

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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