Jackson will play the finale of the Wisconsin
State Fair, which closes Aug. 13.
ALLIS - What’s new at the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair,
Wonderwheel will be seen all 11 days and nights of the
fair, which runs through Aug. 13. Billed as North
America’s largest traveling Ferris wheel, it makes its
Wisconsin debut, all 400,000 pounds and 15 stories of
might be able to see to Menomonee Falls from it, but you
can’t actually see it in Menomonee Falls,” Kristin
Chuckel, State Fair communications director, said.
on the west side of State Fair Park, it is about as tall
as the grandstands, she added.
528,000 LED lights, the Wonderwheel will be at only
three fairs this year.
the other new attractions will be a sangria contest. All
submissions feature Wisconsin wine. The Cultivating
Smiling Sangria Happiness judging will begin at 4 p.m.
the final day, the fair will go to the dogs in a dog
trick competition. The top ten tricks will be performed
at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at the K-9 Sports Arena.
something new and unique, and it’s also a way to get
the public involved,” Chuckel said.
are a big part of the fair, from cows to performing sea
lions in a show.
animal auctions include the 26th annual Governor’s
Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
in the Case IH Coliseum. The Governor’s Blue Ribbon
Livestock Auction for junior exhibitors will be at 6
p.m. Wednesday in the Case IH Coliseum.
underrated is the music.
have a lot of music compared with fairs in other
states,” Chuckel said. “You don’t have 30 stages
of entertainment at other fairs.”
range from John Mellencamp on opening night to Alan
Jackson on closing night. While the headliners are the
extra, the rest of the music is free.
is $12 for 12 and older; $7 for military and seniors; $7
for ages 6 through 11; and free for 5 and younger.
Fairgoers under 18 entering after 6 p.m. must be
accompanied by a parent 21 or older; proof of age
special promotions, visit www.WiStateFair.com.