Even though SummerFest is at the forefront of Milwaukee entertainment right now, the Wisconsin State Fair is never far behind. Between the end of the SummerFest and the beginning of the fair is just under a month. While you can save money buying your fair tickets by the end of June, there are other ways you can save as well. Knowing what deals the fair offers will allow you to pick the best day to go for your family. The Wisconsin State Fair runs August 2-12 in 2012.
On opening day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., those who bring two non-perishable food items or make a donation to the Hunger Task Force outside all entrances will receive a voucher for $4 tickets. This can be a huge savings because tickets cost $9 at the gate.
Discover Wisconsin Day
Sponsored by Discover Wisconsin, August 3 provides fair deals to people visiting the fair from another state. As part of this tourism promotion, people who present an out-of-state ID at the gate will be able to purchase two tickets for $10. This promotion runs from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Kohls Family Day
Tuesday, August 7, is a great day to bring your whole family to the fair. As part of this promotion, children 11 and under will get into the fair free and parents will pay just $5 per ticket. This deal is good from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
US Cellular $5 After 5
On Thursday, August 9, anyone who enters the fair after 5 p.m. will only need to opay $5 for their admission. This makes for a great deal for those who come to the fair after a long day at work without paying the full price of $9. However, you must print up a coupon through the US Cellular website.
Miller High Life Veterans and Military Recognition
The fair just isn’t complete without thanking military families and veterans for their sacrifices. This special day provides free admission to those who can present some form of military ID, along with up to three family members. This promotion runs until 4 p.m.
The Wisconsin State Fair is one of the most popular events in the whole state. People come from all over the state and even the country to enjoy the fair. Use one of these deals to help you make your money stretch even further. If you can’t take advantage of one of these deals, admission costs $9 for adults (12 and up), $5 for children 6-11, $6 for seniors (60+) and military personnel with ID and free for children 5 and under. Parking at the fair is $10 or free on the streets in the area; however, you need to pay attention to no parking signs as posted.