Oldest Fair Has Great Week

A total of 143,978 visitors attended the 2021 Waukesha County Fair, presented by Inpro Corporation, marking the best overall attendance since 2005. Wisconsin’s oldest fair ran from Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25 on the Waukesha County Expo Grounds. Due to the heat later in the week, the Fair lifted its carry-in ban to allow water bottles and encouraged fairgoers of all ages to come out and safely enjoy all the new things that this year’s event had to offer.

The 179th anniversary of the Waukesha County Fair brought back “fair fun in 2021.” Fairgoers came out in record numbers celebrating “This Fair’s for You!” at this iconic summer event, an increase of 21.8% over 2019.

“Coming back after a year filled with challenges, we weren’t sure exactly what to expect, but we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone that came out,” says Chrissy Gluege, Executive Director. “It was extra special this year to see fairgoers of all ages back together, enjoying all of their fair favorites and so much more that make this event so memorable.”

Daily Attendance Breakdown for the 179th Waukesha County Fair
Wednesday, July 21 27,845 (Second-best Wednesday in Fair history)
Thursday, July 22 20,525
Friday, July 23 30,363
Saturday, July 24 41,857 (Best Saturday since 2005)
Sunday, July 25 23,388
Total 143,978 (Best Overall since 2005 / 4TH-best overall in Fair history)