MILWAUKEE- It’s opening day at State Fair Park. The 2022 edition of the Wisconsin State Fair kicks off Thursday.
“It’s been a lot of early mornings but it’s fun, I’m good with it, I’ll ease into it,” State Fair CEO Shari Black told Wisconsin’s Morning News. This marks the first fair for Black since she was named CEO earlier this year.
While this year’s fair will bring plenty of tried and true favorites like the expo center, rides on the midway and plenty of fried food, there are also some new rules and guidelines in place, the biggest of which regulates what size bags you will be allowed to bring through the gates.
All bags larger than 9” x 10” x 12” will need to be returned to a vehicle or home before entering the grounds. Empty soft-sided bags, totes, backpacks, etc. regardless of size are permitted and will be searched. Any carry-in items for family care, such as water or snacks for children, or medical reasons will be permitted – no medical proof or note needed. You can find the State Fair’s new bag policy here.
The fair’s hours have also been adjusted this year. Gates will open every day 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday; and closes at midnight Thursday through Saturday.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for senior and youth entries and military veterans. There are a number of ways to save a few bucks on your ticket. You can find more information on ticketing here.
The Wisconsin State Fair kicks off Thursday, August 4th and runs through Sunday, August 14th.