What you need to know about 2019 Wisconsin State Fair tickets, admission discounts and carry in policy

Jim Higgins
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Here are some ways you can save money on admission to the Wisconsin State Fair in 2019.

Aug. 1: Bring in at least two cans of pears or peaches or make a cash donation to benefit Hunger Task Force outside any fair entrance to receive admission for $2. This promotion ends at 4 p.m. 

Aug. 2: Visitors with out-of-state ID can purchase two adult admission tickets for $14 at any Fair ticket window.

Aug. 5: From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., adult admission tickets are $6, and those 11 and younger get in for free for Kohl's Family Value Day.

Aug. 11: Veterans, military personnel and up to three of their family members will receive free admission until 4 p.m. courtesy of Miller High Life. 

Carry in policy

All entrants to State Fair pass through metal detection and are subject to search.

The Fair forbids bringing in: alcoholic beverages, guns, knives, explosives and illegal drugs. The Fair also prohibits cans, glass bottles, lawn chairs, skateboards, inline skates, bicycles, kites and Frisbees.

Unopened bottled water and food for infants and people with food allergies are permitted. Working service animals are OK, but not other animals. 

Read the Fair's list of policies at https://wistatefair.com/fair/admission-policies/.


Dates: Aug. 1-11

Location: Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis

Hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Aug. 11.

Admission: $14 for adults and children 12 and older, $8 for military personnel and seniors, and $8 for children ages 6 to 11. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

There is a metal detection checkpoint at each gate, so allow extra time for entry to the fair.

Contact Jim Higgins at jim.higgins@jrn.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jhiggy.

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