THINGS TO KNOW FOR 2021
Dates: The Wisconsin State Fair will run August 5-15, 2021 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.
Updated Hours: This year, the State Fair will open later than in years past. The State Fair is open from 11 AM – 11 PM each day with the exception of the final Sunday, when hours are 11 AM – 10 PM.
Admission: Kids 5 and under are free! At the gate, adult admission is $14. Seniors (60 & over), military/veterans with ID and youth (ages 6-11) admission is $9.
Cashless: Admission and Parking will be a cashless experience. Fairgoers can purchase admission and parking at the gates using credit cards only. Vendors will have the option to accept cash for foods or shopping items.
COVID Protocols: The State Fair has increased cleaning and disinfection practices in accordance with current federal, state, and local guidelines. There are also hundreds of additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the Fair Park. Masks will not be required at the Wisconsin State Fair and individuals are encouraged to follow the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. 2021 State Fair will not have capacity limits, and takes place throughout an expansive 200 acres.
Family Amenities: There are three air conditioned Diaper Changing & Nursing Stations throughout the Park – in the Guest Services Pavilion, Expo Center, and North Grandstand Avenue. There are also Reconnection Centers for lost children at all three of these areas. You can also get a complimentary ID bracelet at WE Energies Energy Park.
Original Cream Puff, Photo by @epichureanchronicles (Instagram.com)
Transportation: The Milwaukee County Transit System is unable to provide MCTS Shuttles and Freeway Flyers to State Fair Park during the Wisconsin State Fair this year. Local routes to the Fair Park will still be available.
Parking: Lots will open at 10:30 a.m. It costs $12 per vehicle, is first-come first-served, and is available through the following gates:
Gate 1 – located at S. 79th Street and W. Greenfield Avenue
Gate 7 – located on Kearney Street (I-94 Frontage Road) between S. 84th & S. 76th Streets
Gate 9 – located at S. 76th Street and W. Pierce Street
Carry-ins: No carry-in alcoholic beverages or weapons allowed. Unopened bottled water and food for infants or those with food allergies is permitted.
Parent Supervision: Fairgoers under 18 years of age entering after 6 pm must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years of age or older. Proof of age is required.
Parades / Street Entertainment: There will not be parades this year, but be on the lookout for strolling street entertainers who claim some serious talents from guessing your weight accurately to juggling fire.
Other updates: There will be no eating contests or souvenir cups this year.