Wisconsin State Fair 2018


Everything you need to know about what's happening at the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair, running August 2-12 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. For more of our coverage, click here.

Alice Cooper delivered a characteristically over the top performance for his return to the Wisconsin State Fair. more

Concert Reviews

The Wisconsin State Fair returns while Center Street Daze captures Riverwest at its finest and a new festival debuts at the Summerfest grounds. more

This Week in Milwaukee

2018’s Wisconsin State Fair features a diverse main stage musical lineup, ranging from long-established favorites like Alice Cooper and The Temptations to younger acts like Casting Crowns and Why Don’t We. more

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State Fair historian Jerry Zimmerman has attended the fair 88 of his 90 years. His goal is to create a year-round exhibit celebrating the fair's history. more

A&E Feature


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Joey Chestnut will compete in next month's first-ever Cheese Curd-Eating Championship at the Wisconsin State Fair. more



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WMSE sound engineer Billy Cicerelli, “Mr. Fair” to his friends, shares the secrets of spending well over a 100 hours at the Wisconsin State Fair each year. more

A&E Feature

Although the Wisconsin State Fair has myriad foods that draw throngs of people every year, the Original Cream Puff is THE iconic food item at the State Fair, as well as the longest running food item. more


Creativity abounds at the Wisconsin State Fair’s culinary competitions, and amateur bartenders have long enjoyed pouring their originality into the cocktail contests. This year's featured cocktail concept is the Milwaukee Mule. more


During the run of the Wisconsin State Fair, the lobby of the Wisconsin Exposition Center will be brightened by 400 artworks made by public, private and homeschooled students from across the Badger State. more

Visual Arts

While Summerfest prides itself as the area’s premier summer festival, the Wisconsin State Fair regularly draws more attendees, offering a little something for almost everybody. more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Have you ever had Deep-Fried Spinach Lasagna Bites? How about Pig Candy Cannoli or The PorkSTACKular? The Wisconsin State Fair’s unusual food offerings have become a main attraction, drawing a multitude of hungry fairgoers with adventurous appetites. more


For Laura Jackson, winner of this year’s Wisconsin State Fair Poster Competition, art began early. more

Visual Arts


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Foreigner and The Temptations with The Four Tops will round out the Wisconsin State Fair's 2018 headliner lineup. more

On Music

Fresh off of their final album, TLC will be joined by openers En Vogue. more

On Music