State Fair offers discounts on admission and more

WEST ALLIS -- The Wisconsin State Fair is taking steps to ensure you can afford to attend in 2012. It announced on Monday, April 30th several "Fair Deals" that will be available starting Tuesday, May 1st.

Starting Tuesday, you can purchase the $5 Fair Deal Admission Vouchers or Tickets that provide a savings of $4 per ticket off the adult gate admission price – a 45% savings! New in 2012, the discounted admission vouchers can be purchased right at the check out at participating Wisconsin Sentry, Trig’s and Festival Foods stores. Festival Foods is a NEW retail partner in 2012, and admission vouchers can be purchased at all Wisconsin Festival Foods locations. In addition, tickets can also be purchased online at (mail order and print-at-home options are available; service fee applies). The $5 Fair Deal adult admission vouchers and tickets are on sale May 1 through June 30. Tickets may also be purchased at the Fair Ticket Office at 7722 W. Greenfield Avenue. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm (beginning Tuesday, May 1) as well as Saturday, June 30 from 9am to 3pm.

NEW in 2012, Fairgoers who love rides and games can save 50% off the price of individually purchased ride and game tickets for the new SpinCity amusement area at the Fair. For only $25 purchasers will receive a 50 ticket sheet valid for all SpinCity rides and games. SpinCity rides and games will generally require two to five tickets per ride or game. The 50 ticket sheet will only be offered May 1 through June 30 at (service fee applies) and the Fair Ticket Office.

Cream Puff lovers can purchase a 6-Pack Certificate for only $15 and save $9 off individually purchased cream puffs. Plus, certificates can be used in the Express Lane in the Original Cream Puff Pavilion at the Fair or one of the Cream Puff satellite locations in the Fair Park.

The $15 “Fair Play” 3-Day Pass allows Fairgoers the ability to save up to $12 off the gate price! The $15 “Fair Play” 3-Day Passes will be available from May 1 through June 30 and can be purchased in the Sweet Grass Gift Shop at Potawatomi Bingo Casino.

The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, will take place Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 12 at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis.