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Join Us for Pork-toberfeast Sept 25


A Fall Party and Fundraiser Benefiting the Foundation and Other Charities

  • When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 5-9pm
  • Where: WI State Fair Park, Saz's Highlife Pavillion (Enter Gate 5 from 84th St)
  • What: A Cornucopia of Blue Ribbon Meats, Other Fine Food, Refreshments, Live Music & Silent Auction
  • Charities Supported: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, The Luke Homan Memorial Scholarship Fund, Herma Heart Center & Children's Hospital, Blue Ribbon Sale of Champions Foundation
  • 2014 Portoberfest Flyer


Don't Miss Harvest Fair Sept 26-28


Fall is here and that means it's time to kick off the fall season with family-friendly fun at Harvest Fair, September 26-28, 2014 at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Admission is FREE and ticketed activities include pumpkin bowling, scarecrow-making, cookie decorating and much more!

The Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation staff and volunteers will be there in force. Please stop by, say hello, and support the Foundation with these fun activities: 

  • Largest Piggy Bank in the World Slide
  • Scarecrow Day Care
  • CP Railroad Mini Train Rides
  • Purchase Pull Tabs

It's a bounty of fun for everyone! Learn more at the We hope to see you there!

  • Fri, Sept. 26, 5pm-11pm
  • Sat, Sept 27, 9am-11pm
  • Sun, Sept 28, 9am-5pm


2014 WI State Fair Poster On Sale Now

Congratulations to 2014 Fairtastic Poster Grand Champion Artist, Larry Schultz!

The Wisconsin State Fairtastic Art Competition was the first annual poster competition for 2014 and is a way to celebrate and engage local and statewide artisan talent. The Grand Champion piece will be displayed during the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, July 31 - August 10. But you can purchase your own copy today! 

2014 Fairtastic Poster Grand Champion Draft

Purchase online for $14 which includes shipping and handleing. Or you can purchase at the WI State Fairwear Stores during the Fair for $10. All proceeds from the poster will support the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and it's nonprofilt mission. 

Grand Champion Artist
Larry Schultz was chosen as the Grand Champion Artist of the 2014 Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Art Competition, who received a $1000 cash prize upon the completion of the final artwork.

Schultz grew up in Milton, Wis., a small, rural town known for its agriculture and community, and developed a passion for art, drawing and detail as a young boy. He established himself as a Wisconsin artist early on and took particular interest in applying his love for the outdoors to the canvas. Schultz has dedicated his life to his art, teaching classes, conducting painting workshops and designing murals, and has been awarded numerous recognitions and honors.

Congratulations to the other Finalists & Honorable Mentiones: 

  • Christopher Maury, Milwaukee
  • James Steeno, Milwaukee
  • Wendy Boehm, Madison
  • Dan Gardiner, Madison
  • Jason Kotecki, Madison
  • Anthony Polacek, Wauwatosa
  • Tara Scheuerman, Milwaukee

A panel of five judges critiqued the 28 submissions featuring the “Wisconsin State Fair Experience” from talented artisans from throughout Wisconsin. Entrants were judged based upon a scorecard of criteria, including wide audience appeal, passion for the Fair, creativity and overall composition.

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New Adopt-A-Bench Program

Personalize a Bench and Honor a Loved One or Memory

We have a new program designed to increase casual seating on the Wisconsin State Fair Park grounds while supporting the nonprofit mission of the Foundation. It's also a great way to honor your family, loved ones and memories. Benches are 8' and made of recycled products. Help plant the seeds for more seats at the Wisconsin State Fair Park.



Where - Benches are placed throughout the fairgrounds. You select the color inlay for your personalized message.

Cost - $1,500


Contact us if you have any questions, would like to order a bench or learn more about the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 414-259-4138.

Order your bench today! 

Become a Friend of the Fair!

Are you a Fair Fanatic?

Show your pride in the Wisconsin State Fair by joining the Foundation's Fair Friends.  Friends support improvements, scholarships and youth programs at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Gift levels range from $150 to $2,500 and can be renewed each year.

All Friends will receive a personalized brick in the Grand Champion Patio located at the Central Mall Fountain on the fairgrounds.

In return for supporting the Foundation, Fair Friends are rewarded with special benefits not available to the general public.

To make sure your personalized brick is installed by the annual Wisconsin State Fair, please submit your order by May 30th. The annual deadline to receive all other benefits is June 30th. After these dates, benefits are for the following year's State Fair. Celebrate Wisconsin State Fair and join us today!

Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation Friends Giving Program

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