Milwaukee Event Calendar


Wisconsin State Fair

Aug. 8, 2016 - Aug. 14, 2016

The 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, will take place Thursday, Aug. 4 – Sunday, Aug. 14. The fair offers a unique experience to all who attend and is an exceptional value with 30 FREE entertainment stages, exciting rides and games in SpinCity, thousands of animals, endless family activities, events, contests, vendors and culinary delights. For the most up-to-date information, “stick with us” at or /WiStateFair on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and /theWIFair on YouTube.

Wisconsin State Fair Park
640 S. 84th St.
West Allis, WI 53214
Venue Description:
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, the park is home to State Fair and hosts many entertainment or business events.

Recent stories about Wisconsin State Fair


You pick: Which new Wisconsin State Fair foods should we try?

Published July 22, 2016

We'd like to interrupt the arterial recovery you've been experiencing since the close of Summerfest with a new addition of diet-busting treats from the Wisconsin State Fair. And you can help us decide which ones we should try and review during the Fair.


13 new Wisconsin State Fair foods, reviewed and ranked

Published Aug. 5, 2016

There are more than 80 new foods in which you can indulge at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair. But, which ones are worth trying? We've ranked 13 of them from worst to best (13 being the worst) along with my tasting notes for your reading enjoyment.


The Fonz visits The Fonz

Published Aug. 9, 2016

Henry "The Fonz" Winkler is in Milwaukee today for tomorrow night's Wisconsin State Fair "Happy Days: Live" main stage show. So what does The Fonz do to kill some time in the city that helped make him famous? We'll give you one guess.

Wisconsin State Fair Park