By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 16, 2021 at 12:01 PM

We've partnered with the Wisconsin State Fair to share some of our favorite stories of the #greatmkesummer. Join us at the Fair this summer! Get all the details on the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair here

The Wisconsin State Fair returns Aug. 5-15, 2021 and in full force with all the faves: cream puffs, foods on sticks, cold beers and lemonades, adorable animals, live music, shopping (plus more shopping), big yellow sliding, all-day amusement rides and everything else State Fair-related.

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And after losing a year of festival fun in 2020, the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair is going to look better than ever, taste better than ever, feel better than ever, smell better than …. actually, that’s gonna depend on how close you are to the cow barns. (Ha.)

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But perhaps best of all, the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair is a greater-than-ever time to save money – or, in proper State Fair language, save moo-la. (#sorrynotsorry.)

Here are seven ways to save big at the Fair this year:

  • $9 State Fair tickets! Save $5 on adult admission to the State Fair. Discounted tickets are available here or at participating Bank Five Nine branches, Wisconsin Sentry Foods, Metcalfe's Markets, Festival Foods and Trig’s stores. Offer runs through July 16.
  • $24 SpinCity Ride & Game 40-Credit Packs! This deal is almost 50 percent cheaper from individually purchased credits. Grab yours here or at the State Fair Ticket Office. Offer runs through July 31. Who doesn’t want to win a massive stuffed llama?
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  • $4 State Fair Bargain Books! Find over $300 in savings with 80 different coupons offering discounts on food, beverages, gifts, souvenirs, SpinCity and more. Get one here through July 31.
  • $18 Cream Puff 6-packs! Get a Cream Puff 6-Pack voucher for 18 bucks. Vouchers can be redeemed during State Fair at the Original Cream Puff Pavilion or Cream Puff Express locations. Buy yours here or at the State Fair Ticket Office through July 31. Note: It’s highly recommended you use your hands when eating a cream puff.
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  • State Fair Sundays with the Lakeshore Chinooks! The Wisconsin State Fair and Lakeshore Chinooks teamed up to offer two package options: $14 package featuring one Chinooks general admission ticket, one State Fair admission ticket and a Lakeshore Chinooks baseball cap; or $17 for one Chinooks reserved grandstand ticket, one State Fair admission ticket and a Lakeshore Chinooks baseball cap. 2021 game dates are June 20, July 11, July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1. Click here to purchase ticket packages.
  • Party Animal Package with the Milwaukee County Zoo! For $18, get one State Fair admission ticket and one adult admission ticket to the Milwaukee County Zoo. Zoo tickets valid through December 31, 2021, and cannot be combined with any other offers. Click here to purchase ticket packages. Offer available thru July 31.
  • "Dublin" the Fun Fair & Festival deal with Milwaukee Irish Fest! For just $21, get one State Fair admission ticket and one ticket to Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest celebration of Irish music and culture. Milwaukee Irish Fest runs August 20-22, 2021. Click here to purchase ticket packages. Offer available thru July 31, 2021 while supplies last.

Let’s cram it all in this summer to make up for 2020. See you at the Fair!

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.