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IT'S HERE! Time for the WI State Fair

It's our favorite time of year! The 163rd Wisconsin State Fair kicked off on Thursday, July 31st and runs through Sunday, August 10th. Come on down and join in the fun. There are lots of ways you can support the Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation during your visit. Here are just a few:WisconsinStateFair2014

  1. Slide down the World's Largest Piggy Bank, 2 Slides for a $1.
  2. Purchase a Robinade Old School Lemonade for $1 at the Foundation Fair Booth or from a variety of vendors throughout the Fair. It's the perfect size for little ones and great treat while you watch Saz's Racing Pigs, or Duck Races
  3. Purchase the 2014 Commemorative Wisconsin State Fair Poster at Fair Wear Stores throughout the park for $10. 
  4. Purchase Wisconsin Pull Tabs for $1 each at the Foundation Fair Booth by the Racing Pigs Arena. There's a chance to win up to $250!

We'd love to see you at the Fair. Stop on by the Foundation booth outside of the Racing Pigs Arena and learn more about how the Foundation supports the Wisconsin State Fair and youth programs year round. 

Also, a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who help us during the State Fair!

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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! 

Wisconsin State Fair Youth Day Camp

Who wants to send a chlid to the State Fair Youth Camp for just $20? Donate Now!

State Fair Day Camp is a unique educational opportunity open to 2nd – 5th graders to come to the Fair! Youth attending State Fair Day Camp get an entire day of activities including a visit to the DNR Park, a tour of the Badgerland Financial Discovery Barnyard, and a trip down the Giant Slide! Youth also get to participate in animal demonstrations, arts and crafts, get a chance to taste some of Wisconsin’s finest agricultural products, and are special guests at the famous Pig Races!


Give a kid a smile and an inside look at the Wisconsin State Fair for just $20.

Donate online 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 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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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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