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Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival 2024

Celebrate pumpkins and other veggies at this unique harvest fair!

Dates: September 27–29, 2024

Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival
Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival
Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival

Every year, the Wisconsin State Fair Harvest Festival brings together dozens of visitors to honor the state's heritage, community, and agriculture. The celebration takes place in Wisconsin State Fair Park, in the city of West Allis, which is only a 10-minute drive from Milwaukee.

Festival Highlights

The event celebrates the region's rich farming heritage and plentiful harvests, creating a lively atmosphere with attractions for all tastes. Favorites include pumpkin bowling and scarecrow-making sessions. Visitors can also enjoy live performances by regional artists, headliners at the Amphitheatre, and exciting lumberjack shows.


Festival-goers can savor delicious regional foods like cheese curds and buttery corn on the cob while farmers proudly showcase their finest cattle and harvests at the Farmers' Market. The market offers a wide array of fall decorations, flowers, food, and more. For kids of all ages, there are many activities, like scarecrow making, amusement rides, and interactive games, which spark creativity and fun. Popular spots like The Micro, featuring over 60 craft beers, are also open during the Harvest Fair.


Admission to Harvest Fair is free, and most activities are included at no cost. However, certain entertainment options require payment. Activity and ride tickets are available for $1 each at any Activity & Ride Ticket Booth within Harvest Fair. Fairgoers aged 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (at least 21 years old) to enter Wisconsin State Fair Park.


State Fair Park offers on-site parking for Harvest Fair attendees. General parking costs $10 per vehicle or $5 per motorcycle. For just $15, visitors can enjoy prime parking and skip the walk. A limited number of preferred parking spaces are available at Gates 1 and 4. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis, and re-entry is not permitted.

Rules & Restrictions

To ensure the safety of all guests, pets are not permitted on the premises. Certain items are also prohibited at Harvest Fair, including illegal drugs, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons, large bags over 9" x 10" x 12", outside food and beverages, glass bottles, alcohol of any kind, selfie sticks, skateboards, bicycles, and similar items.

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