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2015 Save the Dates

Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015! We have some great things in the works for 2015. Mark your calendars now and save the dates for the following events: 

  • April 28 - 100 Days Before the State Fair Gala @ State Fair Expo
  • June 2 - Annual Foundation Golf Outing @ Western Lakes
  • August 6-16 - The 2015 Wisconsin State Fair
  • September 25-27 -The 2015 Harvest Fair

 If you would like to volunteer for any of the events or be a sponsor, please contact Keith Kalbarer to learn more. 

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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! 

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 was 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 handling. 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 its nonprofit 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 honors and recognition.

Congratulations to the other Finalists & Honorable Mentions: 

  • 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.

Order Online Today!

WI State Fair Collectible Holiday Ornament On Sale Now

Celebrate the WI State Fair this holiday by purchasing the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair Ornament online for only $14 (includes shipping and handling). It also makes a great gift for your favorite State Fair Fan. All proceeds from the ornament will support the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation and its nonprofilt mission.  

Order Online Today!

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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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