Wisconsin State Fair Guide for Kids and Families: Strollers, Food, and Rides

The Wisconsin State Fair is arguably the Milwaukee area’s most kid-friendly summer festival—from plenty of free things for kids to do to affordable food to enjoy with plenty of rides and games.

If you’re planning a trip to the state fair this summer, here’s what you need to know.

Opening hours, baggage policies and stroller rentals

This year’s State Fair dates are August 4-14, and general admission hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 10 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. SpinCity, the midway district of rides and games, opens every day at 11am; Closing times vary.

At the gates, all bags are subject to inspection and metal detectors will be used. Visitors are allowed to carry food, although cans and bottles are not allowed.

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