Since 1995, we have led the effort to develop partnerships and programming to improve Wisconsin State Fair Park and Wisconsin youth. 


Our Mission

The Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation, established in 1995, is a 501c3 non-profit corporation. We are committed to providing a superior experience for Wisconsin State Fair Park visitors through public and private partnerships; year-round art and education programs; public safety and security initiatives; and the continual enhancements and environmental sustainability of Wisconsin State Fair Park.

The Wisconsin State Fair Park Foundation continues to play a major role in securing funding for programs and improvements at the Wisconsin State Fair Park and the annual Wisconsin State Fair that continue to enhance the experience of our guests.
— Kathleen O'Leary, Wisconsin State Fair Park CEO

What We've Achieved

  • Helped secure funding to develop the Youth Center and replace bunk beds.

  • Sponsor the annual WI State Fair Youth Day Camp.

  • Sponsor the annual Governor's Dairyland Youth Celebration.

  • Support the annual Fairtastic Art Competition.

  • Several years of scholarship support for the WI Livestock Breeders Association.

  • Spearheaded the Dairy Education Center Capital Campaign.

  • Host the annual Wisconsin State Fair Park Golf Outing.

  • Fair grounds improvements, including the Grand Champion Patio and Central Mall Fountain.

  • Several years of program support for the annual Governor's Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction.