By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Aug 14, 2022 at 9:56 AM Photography: Wisconsin State Fair Facebook

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There are a few things that truly bring the entire state of Wisconsin together. The Green Bay Packers. Cheese. And, of course, the Wisconsin State Fair, which began its annual late summer spectacular last week and runs through Aug. 14.

Crammed into these upcoming days are deep-fried unique foods on a stick, outstanding musical performances, crazy competitions, fun farm animals and displays, special shows, weird products and more. So yeah, it's easy to lose track of everything and anything you can do down at the State Fair. That's why we've rounded up all of the entertainment and animal show options hitting West Allis starting this week to help.

So take a look and start mapping out your State Fair!

Sunday, Aug. 14

State Fair Main Stage

7:30 p.m. – The Oak Ridge Boys with Lee Greenwood

Bank Five Nine Amphitheater

11 a.m. – FFA Honors Band
Noon – FFA Honors Choir
2 p.m. – Motown Review featuring Christopher's Project
6 p.m. – Flex at the Fair

Music stages

Apollo's 

5 p.m. – Thy Dirty Deuce

Big Sky Country Bar & Grill

11:30 a.m. – Ira DeBoer
4:30 p.m. – Jim and Mike of Element 13

Bud Pavilion

11 a.m. – From Sinatra to the '60s
2:30 p.m. – Whole Yachta Love
6:30 p.m. – Boo the Band, Reunion

Camp Bar

1 p.m. – Ryann Lyn Band
4:30 p.m. – Joe Wray

Charcoal Grill Roadhouse

Noon – Our House
3:30 p.m. – 52nd Street
7 p.m. – Gimme Skynyrd

Cracovia

3 p.m. – Still Stormin' 

Double K Ranch Grub & Suds

1 p.m. – Katz Sass
5:30 p.m. – The Hit-Men

Knucklehead

11 a.m. – Night Fever
1:30 p.m. – Noisy Neighbors
5:30 p.m. – Road Crew

Lakefront Brewery Beer Garden

2 p.m. – Ester Flonaze's Drag Queen Bingo & Variety Show
7 p.m. – Lovanova

Leadfoots Race Bar & Grill

1 p.m. – J. Ryan Trio
6 p.m. – Buddy Love

Major Goolsby's Heartland

Noon – Kovalence
3:45 p.m. – The Squeezettes

Miller Lite Sports Bar & Grill

11:30 a.m. – Jake Williams
2 p.m. – Totally Neon
6:15 p.m. – Generation Z

Pistol Pete's

2 p.m. – The Stangs
6:30 p.m. – Steve Beghun

Robert's 

1 p.m. – J. Ryan Trio
6 p.m. – Buddy Love

Saz's BBQ

10:30 a.m. – Mission Accomplished
4 p.m. – Whiskey Flats

Saz's Miller High Life Pavilion

11:30 a.m. – Screamin' Cucumbers
4:30 p.m. – The 5 Card Studs

Slim McGinn's Irish Pub

4 p.m. – Trivia with America's Pub Quiz
5:30 p.m. – Trivia with America's Pub Quiz

Tavern at the Park

12:30 p.m. – Breaking Cadence
6 p.m. – Shag

Tropics

Noon – Yard Dog Charlie
4:30 p.m. – Kojo

WurstBar

1 p.m. – Sawdust Symphony
6 p.m. – DJ Jeff Dase

Agriculture judging and events

Case IH Coliseum

8 a.m. – Open Dairy Cattle Breed Show, followed by Supreme Champion Cattle Selection
1 p.m. – Champions Challenge - Stock Seat Equitation/Western Pleasure
4 p.m. – Champions Challenge - Gymkhana

Cattle Barns

Featuring beef and dairy cattle

3 p.m. – CLOSED

Livestock Horse Barn

Featuring Champions Challenge horses

4 p.m. – CLOSED

Poultry & Rabbit Palace

Featuring poultry

9 a.m. – Open Pigeon Show
4:30 p.m. – Open Poultry Award Recognition
5 p.m. – CLOSED

Sheep & Goat Barn

Featuring sheep

9 a.m. – Open Sheep Meat Breed Show, followed by Supreme Champion Selection
3 p.m. – CLOSED

Swine & Goat Barn

Featuring dairy goats

8 a.m. – Open Dairy Goat Show - Milkers, followed by Best Doe in Show Selection
4 p.m. – CLOSED

Animal attractions

K-9 Sports Arena

10:30 a.m. – Dock Diving Demonstration
11 a.m. – Nosework Demonstration
11:30 a.m. – Stunt Dogs Demonstration
12:30 p.m. – Group of the Day Demonstration
12:30 p.m. – Dock Diving Demonstration
1:30 p.m. – Group of the Day Demonstration
2:30 p.m. – Dock Diving Demonstration
3:30 p.m. – K-9 Police Demonstration
4:30 p.m. – Dock Diving Demonstration
5:30 p.m. – Dog Agility Demonstration
6:30 p.m. – Dock Diving Demonstration
7:30 p.m. – Dock Diving Finals
8:30 p.m. – Stunt Dogs Demonstration

Milking Parlor

11 a.m. – Cow Milking Demonstration
Noon – Goat Milking Demonstration
1 p.m. – Cow Milking Demonstration
2 p.m. – Goat Milking Demonstration
3 p.m. – Cow Milking Demonstration
4 p.m. – Goat Milking Demonstration
5 p.m. – Cow Milking Demonstration

Racing Pigs Arena

11 a.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals
12:30 p.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals
1:30 p.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals
3:30 p.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals
4:30 p.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals
5:30 p.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals
7:30 p.m. – Saz's Racing Pigs presented by the Milwaukee Admirals

Demonstration Stages

Grand Champion Hall Stage

11 a.m. – Jazzy Horticulture Chat
Noon – Jazzy Horticulture Chat
1 p.m. – Craft Demonstration
2 p.m. – Craft Demonstration
3 p.m. – Bonsai Demonstration
4 p.m. – Puns of Stems and Steel Coloring Contest
5 p.m. – Orchid Demonstration

We Energies Energy Park

10:15 a.m. – Early Bird
10:30 a.m. – Power Play Pandemonium
10:45 a.m. – Melinda Myers: Horticulture Expert
11:15 a.m. – Schlitz Audubon Raptor Program and Flight Demonstration
Noon – Mystery Show
1 p.m. – Melinda Myers: Horticulture Expert
1:15 p.m. – Schlitz Audubon Raptor Program and Flight Demonstration
2:15 p.m. – Solar Speedway Spectacular
3:15 p.m. – Focus on Energy's Adventures in Energy Efficiency
4:15 p.m. – Power Play Pandemonium
4:30 p.m. – Melinda Myers: Horticulture Expert
5:30 p.m. – Power Play Pandemonium

Wisconsin Products Pavilion Stage

11 a.m. – WI Maple Syrup Producers
11:30 a.m. – Urbal Tea
Noon – Cedar Crest Ice Cream
1 p.m. – Alice in Dairyland
2 p.m. – WI Cherry Growers
3 p.m. – WI Honey Producers
4 p.m. – Ketchup Please
5 p.m. – WI Department of Tourism
6 p.m. – Smokin' Ts

Performance stages

Wilderness Resort Family Variety Stage

11 a.m. – Nick's Kids Show: Musical Fun
Noon – The Dollipops Interactive Music Show
1 p.m. – Kenny Ahern: Physical Comic  
2 p.m. – Nick's Kids Show: Musical Fun
3 p.m. – The Dollipops Interactive Music Show
4 p.m. – Kenny Ahern: Physical Comic 
5 p.m. – Nick's Kids Show: Musical Fun
6 p.m. – The Dollipops Interactive Music Show
7 p.m. – Kenny Ahern: Physical Comic  

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.