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Your family’s guide to the Wisconsin State Fair

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We all love the State Fair for different reasons. My reason is that I get to wear my cowgirl hat and not look ridiculous. On second thought, I probably do look ridiculous, but I blend in better.

Whatever your reason, here are some tidbits to improve your State Fair experience this year:

Best admission deal: Monday, August 4th is Kohl’s Family Value Day. From 8 am – 6 pm sdults receive $5 admission and youth 11 and under receive FREE admission.

Best new addition for families: Kohl’s Activity Zone, new this year, is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will feature Kohl’s Color Wheels, Kohl’s Design It! Mobile Lab with unique, hands-on projects, Kohl’s Wild Theater performances. and more.

Best time to go on rides: From 10:00-3:00, Monday through Friday, all rides, games and attractions are only three tickets.

Best day to eat: Crazy Grazin Day is Tuesday, August 5th. Sample a variety of Fair foods available at more than 50 food vendors who offer a variety of items at reduced prices! Find out more here.

Best stages for free family entertainment:

Check out these stages for comedians, juggles and more family-friendly and free entertainment. Click on each stage to see their schedule.

– Activity Stage- Bank Mutual Amphitheater- Horticulture, Craft & Culinary Pavilion Stage- We Energies Energy Park Stage- Wilderness Resort Family Variety Stage- Wisconsin Products Pavilion Stage- World Cafe Stage

Best contest: Win State Fair admission and cream puffs for life using the hashtag #PuffLove. Find out more here.

Oh, and hey, breastfeeding mamas! Did you know there are three breastfeeding stations? They are located at the Guest Services Pavilion, the Exposition Center and on North Grandstand Avenue.

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