WI State Fair: Know Before You Go

Each year thousands of animals are exhibited at the Wisconsin State Fair. Most of these animals do not stay for the entire 11 days of the Fair.

For the safety of the animals, exhibitors and Fairgoers, barns must be closed to allow animals to leave. During this time the barns are cleaned for the arrival of new animals and new exhibitors.

On days the barns close early for animals to leave, certain streets in Ag Village will be closed or have limited access.

Use this color-coded graphic to help you plan your visit.

Looking for a Certain Animal? While some animals aren’t in the barns every day at the State Fair, you can always stop by Compeer Financial Discovery Barnyard to see a variety of animals. Plus, horses can always be found in “Neigh”borhood Corral.