Opening Day at Wisconsin State Fair

The Wisconsin State Fair is here! Check out the Opening Day highlights below for the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by UScellular.

New for 2021

  • Operating Hours: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Final Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Cashless at parking and admission. Cash will still be accepted throughout the Fair Park. This is for parking and admission ONLY.

WELLS FARGO $2 DAY benefiting Hunger Task Force

  • Admission Promotion – $2 admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a donation of at least two cans of pears or peaches, or a cash donation at any Fair Admission Entrance.
  • New in 2021 – Donate online in lieu of bringing a food donation and receive an emailed coupon code for a $2 admission. A minimum $10 donation is required per pair of tickets.
  • Visit Central Park to sit on the Hunger Task Force Farm tractor for a picture, enjoy live music, and free samples.


  • Junior Dairy Cattle Showmanship in Case IH Coliseum at 8 a.m.
  • Champions Challenge – 4-H Drill Team in Case IH Coliseum at 3 p.m.
  • Champions Challenge – Gymkhana in Case IH Coliseum at 6 p.m.


  • State Fair Main StageSkillet with Colton Dixon and Ledger at 7:30 p.m.
  • Skillet with Colton Dixon and Ledger at 7:30 p.m.
  • Bank Five Nine Amphitheater with nightly entertainment presented by Leinenkugel’sResurrection – A Journey Tribute at 8:00 p.m.
  • Resurrection – A Journey Tribute at 8:00 p.m.