Find fun in the sun all summer long
The fair and festival season is officially underway in Wisconsin. All across the Badger state there is an event to appeal to everyone.
Feel like flying a kite or dancing a polka out in the street or checking out that hot rod from your teen years? Well, there's likely a festival for you.
And Wisconsinites know how to throw a good party with great music, cold drinks and plenty to eat from hot, pipping ears of corn slathered in butter to delectable cream puffs served at the Wisconsin State Fair.
Beginning with the Elroy Fair in June, there is a county or community fair scheduled for nearly every weekend during the summer, winding up with the Central Burnett County Fair in mid-September.
So get out your map, gas up the car and head on out this summer for some fun!
AquaFest, June 1-10, Rice Lake.
Rhubarb Days, June 1-2, Millpond Park, Osceola.
Southern Wisconsin ATHS Truck Expo & Show, June 1-2, Sauk Co. Fairgrounds, Baraboo.
DairyFest, June 1-3, Marshfield. For event locations visit marshfieldchamber.com.
June Dairy Days, June 1-3, Village Park, West Salem.
Fest Italia, June 1-3, McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg.
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival, June 1-3, Doyle Park, Little Chute.
Cruisin Shullsburg Car Show, June 2, downtown Shullsburg.
Dairy Day at the MOOseum, June 2, National Dairy Shrine Museum, Fort Atkinson.
Janesville Jazz Fest, June 2, First Lutheran Church, Janesville.
Outta Sight Kite Flight, June 2-3, Kennedy Park, Kenosha.
Side Pork Fest, June 2, Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay.
Tomah Kite Fest, June 2, Tomah School District Soccer Complex, Tomah.
June Bug Days, June 6-9, Mill Pond Park, Baldwin.
Sparta ButterFest, June 7-10, Memorial Park, Sparta.
Kraut Music Fest, June 8-10, Caledonia/Mt. Pleasant Memorial Park, Franksville.
Oconto CopperFest, June 8-10, Ner Park, Oconto.
Walleye Weekend, June 8-10, Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac.
BrillionFest, June 8-9, downtown, Brillion.
Beer, Bacon & Cheese, June 9, downtown, New Glarus.
Czech Heritage Festival, June 9, downtown, Hillsboro.
Dairylicious Day, June 9, Pioneer Park, Westfield.
Up North Beerfest, June 9, Hi-Pines Eagle River Campground, Eagle River.
Dairy Days at the Wade House, June 9-10, Greenbush.
Juneteenth Festival, June 10, Appleton City Park, Appleton.
Butter Festival, June 11-17, city park, 222 N. Park St., Reedsburg.
Rock County Pork Fest, June 13, Rock Co. Fairgrounds, Janesville.
Chilton Summer Festival, June 14-17, downtown, Chilton.
Cheese Derby, June 14, Hilbert Civic Park, Hilbert.
Blue Ox Music Festival, June 14-16, Whispering Pines Campground, Eau Claire.
Cranberry Blossom Festival, June 14-17, Wisconsin Rapids.
Monroe Balloon and Blues Fest, June 15-16, Green Co. Fairgrounds, Monroe.
Lakefront Festival of Arts, June 15-16, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee.
Polish Fest, June 15-17, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.
June Dairy Days/Rodeo Parade, June 16, downtown, Richland Center.
Rhubarb Festival, June 16, Shawano Co. Heritage Park, Shawano.
Robert Wellnitz Memorial Airshow, June 16, Fond du Lac Aeromodelers Wellnitz Field, Fond du Lac.
Spring Bluegrass Music Fest, June 16, Schumacher Farm, 5682 Hwy. 19/113, Waunakee.
Strawberry Fest, June 16, Main Street, Waupaca.
Taste of Wisconsin, June 16, downtown, Beaver Dam.
Taste of Plymouth, June 18, downtown, Plymouth.
Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull, June 21-23, Tomah Recreational Park, Tomah.
Elroy Fair, June 21-24, Schultz Park, Elroy, www.elroyfair.com.
Verizon IndyCar Series Kohler Grand Prix and Perielli World Challenge, June 21-25, Road America, Elkhart Lake.
Hayward Musky Festival, June 22-24, Hayward.
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, June 23-24, Wade House, Greenbush.
Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival, June 22-23, East End Park, Hwy. 10/E. Wall St., Ellsworth.
Greek Fest, June 22-24, WI State Fair Park, West Allis.
Greek Fest, June 22-24, Kimissis Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 Green Bay R., Racine.
Cedarburg Strawberry Festival, June 23-24, downtown, Cedarburg.
Central WI Auto Collectors Car Show, June 24, South Park, Ohio/Georgia Sts., Oshkosh.
Pommerntag, June 24, Rotary Park, 4100 W. Highland Rd., Mequon.
Summerfest, June 27-July 8, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.
Stoughton Fair, July 4-9, Stoughton, www.stoughtonfair.com
Marquette County Fair, July 5-8, Westfield, www.marquettecountyfair.org
Neillsville Heritage Days, July 6-8, Schuster Park, Neillsville.
Great Greenville Catfish Extravaganza, July 6-7, Greenville Lions Park, Greenville.
Shell Lake Fine Arts Festival, July 7, Memorial Park, Shell Lake.
Alto 4-H & Farm Bureau Fair, Aug. 8-9, W12785 County Highway AS, Waupun.
Sauk County Fair, July 9-15, Baraboo, www.saukcountyfair.com
WI Farm Technology Days, July 10-12, D&B Sternweis Farm & Weber’s Farm Store, Heiman Holsteins, Marshfield.
Head of the Lakes Fair, July 11-15, Superior, www.holfair.com
Jefferson County Fair, July 11-15, Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Jefferson, www.jcfairpark.com
Lafayette County Fair, July 11-15, Darlington, www.layfayettecountyfair.org
Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 11-15, Chippewa Falls, www.nwsfa.com
Bastille Days, July 12-15, East Town/Cathedral Square, Milwaukee.
Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair, July 12-15, Bloomington, www.blakesprairiefair.org
Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet, July 12-14, Iola Old Car Show Ground, 130 Jensen Dr., Iola.
Lodi Agricultural Fair, July 12-15, Lodi, www.lodiagfair.com
Ribfest Elkhorn, July 12-15, Walworth Co. Fairgrounds, Elkhorn.
Colby Cheese Days, July 13-15, downtown, Colby.
Millers at Milwaukee-Vintage Indy Car Event, July 13-14, WI State Fairgrounds, West Allis.
Subfest, July 13-15, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc.
Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair, July 13-15, Turtle Lake Village Park, Turtle Lake.
Seneca Ridge & Valley Rally, July 14, Seneca.
Locust Street Classic Car & Customer Motorcycle Show, July 15, Hudson.
Warbirds and Classics Over the Midwest, July 16-19, Wellnitz Field, Fond du Lac.
Barron County Fair, July 18-22, Rice Lake, www.barroncountyfair.com
Fond du Lac County Fair, July 18-22, Fond du Lac, www.fonddulaccountyfair.com
Green County Fair, July 18-22, Monroe, www.greencountyfair.net
LaCrosse Interstate Fair, July 18-22, West Salem, www.lacrosseinterstatefair.com
St. Croix County Fair, July 18-22, Glenwood City, www.stcroixcofair.com
Waukesha County Fair, July 18-22, Waukesha, www.waukeshacountyfair.com
Dane County Fair, July 19-22, Madison, www.danecountyfair.com
Kewaunee County Fair, July 19-22, Kewaunee Co. Fairgrounds, Luxemburg, kewauneectyfair.com
Paperfest, July 19-22, Sunset Park, Kimberly, WI.
Pulaski Polka Days, July 19-22, Pulaski Polka Grounds, 429 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski.
Portage County Fair of Amherst, July 19-22, Amherst, www.amherstfair.com
Trempealeau County Fair, July 19-22, Galesville, www.trempealeaucountyfair.com
Waterford Balloonfest, July 19-21, Evergreen Elementary School, 817 W. Main St., Waterford.
Adams County Fair, July 20-23, Friendship, www.adamscountyfairwi.com
Central Burnett County Fair, July 20-22, Webster, www.bcfair.org
Owen Junior Fair, July 20-22, Mill Pond Park, Owen.
Baraboo’s Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration, July 21, downtown, Baraboo.
Antique & Tractor Festival, July 21-22, Price Co. Fairgrounds, Phillips.
Pepin County Fair, July 21-23, Arkansaw, www.facebook.com/pepincountyfairwi
Outagamie County Fair, July 24-29, Seymour, www.outagamiecountyfair.com
Rock County Fair, July 24-29, Janesville, www.rockcounty4hfair.com
Columbia County Fair, July 25-29, Portage, www.columbiacofair.com
Dunn County Fair, July 25-29, Menomonie, www.dunncountyfair.org
Eau Claire County Fair, July 25-29, Eau Claire, www.eauclairecountyfair.org
Langlade County Fair, July 25-29, Antigo, www.langladecountyfair.com
Monroe County Fair, July 25-29, Tomah, www.monroecountyfair.com
Racine County Fair, July 25-29, Union Grove, www.racinecountyfair.com
Washington County Fair, July 25-30, West Bend, www.wcfairpark.com
Polk County Fair, July 26-19, St. Croix Falls, www.polkcountyfair.com
Taylor County Fair, July 26-29, Medford, www.witaylorcountyfair.com
German Fest, July 27-29, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.
Holland Festival, July 27-28, Memorial Park, Cedar Grove.
Washburn County Fair, July 26-29, Spooner, www.washburncountyfair.com
Midwest Fire Fest, July 28-29, downtown, Cambridge.
Wisconsin Valley Fair, Jul 31-Aug. 5, Wausau, www.wisconsinvalleyfair.com
Door County Fair, Aug. 1-5, Sturgeon Bay, www.doorcountyfair.com
Jackson County Fair, Aug. 1-5, Black River Falls, www.jacksoncountyfairwi.com
Ozaukee County Fair, Aug. 1-5, Cedarburg, www.ozaukeecountyfair.com
Winnebago County Fair, Aug. 1-5, Oshkosh, www.winnebagocountyfaironline.com
Buffalo County Fair, Aug. 2-5, Mondovi, www.buffalocountyfairwi.com
Community Fair, Aug. 2-5, fairgrounds, Bloomer.
Green Lake County Fair, Aug. 2-5, Green Lake, www.greenlake.uwex.edu
Iron County Fair, Aug. 2-5, Saxon, www.ironcountyfair.org
Mile of Music Festival, Aug. 2-5, downtown, Appleton.
Oneida County Fair, Aug. 2-5, Rhinelander, email@example.com
WI State Fair, Aug. 2-12, West Allis, www.wistatefair.com
Johnsonville Brat Days, Aug. 3-4, Kiwanis Park, Sheboygan.
Riverfest, Aug. 3-5, Mishicot Village Park, Mishicot.
Cherry Fest, Aug. 4, Lakeside Park, Jacksonport.
Adams County Fair, Aug. 8-12, Adams Co. Fairground, Friendship.
Bayfield County Fair, Aug. 9-12, Iron River, www.bayfieldcounty.org
Clark County Fair, Aug. 8-12, Clark Co. Fairground, Neillsville, www.co.clark.wi.us
Rusk County Fair, Aug. 9-12, Ladysmith, www.rusk.uwex.edu/junior-fair
Vilas County Fair, Aug. 9-12, Eagle River, www.vilascountyfair.com
Pierce County Fair, Aug. 9-12, Ellsworth, www.co.pierce.wi.us/fair/fair_main.php
Burger Fest & Balloon Rally, Aug. 10-11, downtown, Seymour.
Spirit-Hill-Ogema 4-H Fair, Aug. 10-11, Spirit Town Hall, Ogema.
Waupun Truck-N-Show, Aug. 10-11, Waupun Community Center, Waupun.
Sweet Corn Fest, Aug. 11-12, Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm, 7150 18th St., Kenosha.
Oconto County Fair, Aug. 11-19, Gillett, www.oconotocountyfair.org
Grant County Fair. Aug. 12-19, Lancaster, www.grantcountyfairwi.org
Juneau County Fair, Aug. 12-19, Mauston, www.juneaucountyfair.com
Brown County Fair, Aug. 15-19, DePere, www.browncountyfair.com
Dodge County Fair. Aug. 15-19, Beaver Dam, www.dodgecountyfairgrounds.com
Kenosha County Fair, Aug. 15-19, Wilmot, www.kenoshaco.fair.com
Lincoln County Fair, Aug. 15-19, Merrill, www.lincolncofair.com
Warbirds and Classics over the Midwest, Aug. 16-18, Fond du Lac Aeromodelers Wellnitz Field, Fond du Lac.
Ashland County Fair, Aug. 16-19, Marengo, www.ashlandcofair.org
Athens Fair, Aug. 16-19, Athens, 715-257-7619
Irish Fest, Aug. 16-19, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.
Butternut Community Fair, Aug. 17-19, Butternut Community Park, Butternut.
Waushara County Fair, Aug. 17-20, Wautoma, www.wausharacofair.com
Washington Island Fair, Aug. 18, Washington Island School Grounds, Washington Island.
Yum Yum Fest, Aug. 19, Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison.
Manitowoc County Fair, Aug. 21-26, Manitowoc, www.manitowoccounty.com/fair
Central Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 21-26, Marshfield, www.centralwisconsinstatefair.com
Crawford County Fair, Aug. 22-26, Gays Mills, www.crawfordcountywisconsinfair.com
Price County Fair, Aug. 22-26, Phillips, www.pricecountyfair.com
Sawyer County Fair, Aug. 22-26, Hayward, www.sawyercountyfair.org
Waupaca County Fair, Aug. 22-26, Weyauwega, www.waupacacountyfair.org
Burnett County Fair, Aug. 23-26, Grantsburg, www.fagrantsburgfair.com
Marinette County Fair, Aug. 23-26, Wausaukee, www.marinettecountyfair.com
Mexican Fiesta, Aug. 24-26, Henry Maier Festival Grounds, Milwaukee.
Florence County Fair, Aug. 25-27, Florence, www.florencecountyfair.com
Shawano County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Shawano, www.shawanocountyfair.net
Walworth County Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Elkhorn, www.walworthcountyfair.com
Sheboygan County Fair, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, Plymouth, www.shecofair.com
Iowa County Fair, Aug. 30-Sept. 3, Mineral Point, www.iowacountyfair.org
Rosholt (Portage Co.) Fair, Aug. 31,Sept. 3, Rosholt Fair Park, Rosholt.
Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Marion Park, Prairie du Sac.
Calumet County Fair, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Chilton, www.calumetcountyfair.com
Cheese-a-Palooza, Sept. 1-2, Kenosha Harbor, Kenosha.
Kites Over Lake Michigan, Sept. 1-2, Neshotah Beach, Two Rivers.
Portage County Fair, Sept. 1-4, Rosholt, www.rosholtfair.com
Richland County Fair, Sept. 5-9, Richland Center, www.fair.co.richland.wi.us
Forest County Fair, Sept. 8-10, Crandon, Forest County Fair Facebook 7
Vernon County Fair, Sept. 12-16, Vernon Co. Fairgrounds, Viroqua, www.fair.co.richland.wi.us
Gemuetlichkeit Days, Sept. 14-16, Jefferson Co. fairgrounds, Jefferson.
International WI Ginseng Festival, Sept. 14-16, downtown, Wausau.
Phelps Women’s Club Scarecrow Fest, Sept. 15, downtown, Phelps.
Central Burnett County Fair, Sept. 21-23, Webster fairgrounds, Webster.
Viola Horse and Colt Show, Sept. 21-22, downtown, Viola
Warrens Cranberry Festival, Sept. 28-30, downtown, Warrens.