There's plenty to do in Wisconsin this summer

Colleen Kottke
Wisconsin State Farmer
From fairs to festivals, truck pulls to parades, there's something to do and somewhere to go in search of summer fun in Wisconsin.

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.

After a year of cancellations due to the COVID-29 pandemic, folks are ready to visit a county or community fair scheduled for nearly every weekend during the summer. So get out your map, gas up the car and head on out this summer for some fun!

Editor's note: Please visit the event's website or Facebook page to confirm event and any COVID-19 guidelines that may be in place.


World's Largest Brat Fest, May 27-29, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison.

Taylor FFA Memorial Day Tractor & Truck Pull, May 30, Community Park, Taylor.

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Shawano Sundrop Dayz, June 3-4, Elizabeth St., between Main and Lieg Streets, Shawano.

Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival, June 3-5, Doyle Park, Little Chute.

June Dairy Days, June 3-5, Village Park, West Salem. 

Dairyfest, June 3-5, Marshfield, WI.

Fest Italia, June 3-5, McKee Farms Park, Fitchburg.

Outta Sight Kite Flight, June 4-5, Kennedy Park, Kenosha.

Art on the Island, June 5, Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac.

Sparta ButterFest, June 9-12, Memorial Park, Sparta.

New Glarus Polka Fest, June 10-11, 523 1st St., New Glarus.

Luck FFA Alumni & Supporters Tractor & Truck Pull, June 11, Luck.

Manitowoc's Garden Faire Extraordinaire, June 11, Washington Park, Manitowoc

Walleye Weekend, June 10-11, Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac.

Rhubarb Fest, June 11, Millpond Park, Osceola

Fishermen and women line up to have the days catch weighed during the Mercury Marine Walleye Fishing Tournament Saturday, June 12, 2021 during Walleye Weekend at Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac.

Butter Festival, June 15-19, city park, Reedsburg.

Strawberry Fest, June 16, Fitchburg Farmers’ Market, Fitchburg.

Chilton Summer Festival, June 16-19, downtown, Chilton.

Cranberry Blossom Festival, June 16-19, Wisconsin Rapids

Northwoods Blues Festival, June 17-18,Chippewa Riverfront, 12 S Bridge St., Chippewa Falls 

Clayton Cheese Days, June 17-19, downtown, Clayton.

Withee Days, June 17-19, Withee Fairgrounds & Ballpark, Main St., Withee.

Elroy Fair, June 22-26, Schultz Park, Elroy,

Blue Ox Music Festival, June 23-25, The Pines Music Park, 5024 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire.

Summerfest, June 23-25, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.

Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck & Tractor Pull, June 23-25, Tomah Recreational Park, Tomah.

Country Fest, June 23-25, Chippewa Valley Music Festival Grounds, 24447 Co. S, Cadott.

Celebrate Waupun Festival, June 24-26, Tanner Park, E. Spring St., Waupun.

Baraboo’s Big Top Parade & Circus Celebration, June 25, downtown Baraboo.

Ellsworth Cheese Curd Festival, June 24-25, East End Park, Hwy. 10/E. Wall St., Ellsworth.

Stoughton Fair, June 29-July 4, Mandt Park, Stoughton.

Summerfest, June 30-July 2, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.

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Fire on the River, July 1-2, Sauk City Riverwalk, 726 Water St., Sauk City.

Price County Rodeo, July 2-3, Price Co. Fairgrounds, N9130 Forest La., Phillips.

Waterfest, July 3, Oconto Breakwater Park & Harbor, Oconto.

Subfest, July 2-4, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc.

Summerfest, July 7-9, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.

Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet, July 7-9, Iola Old Car Show Ground, 130 Jensen Dr., Iola.

Kewaunee County Fair, July 7-10, Kewaunee Co. Fairgrounds, Luxemburg,

Iola Old Car Show & Swap Meet will take place July 7-9, at Iola Old Car Show Ground, 130 Jensen Dr., Iola.

Lodi Agricultural Fair, July 7-10, 700 Fair St., Lodi.

Marquette County Fair, July 7-10, 757 S. Main St., Westfield,

Hodag Country Music Festival, July 7-10, Hodag Festival Grounds, 4270 River Rd., Rhinelander.

Lifefest, July 7-10, Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E. Co. Y, Oshkosh.

Turtle Lake Inter-County Fair, July 8-10, Turtle Lake Village Park, Turtle Lake.

Fitchburg Festival of Speed, July 9, Agora Fitchburg, 5511 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Fitchburg.

Marinette Logging & Heritage Festival, July 9, Stephenson Island, 1680 Water St., Marinette

Sauk County Fair, July 11-17, Baraboo,

Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 12-17, Chippewa Falls,

WI Farm Technology Days, July 12-14, Roehl Acres, N7779 County K, Loyal

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Jefferson County Fair, July 14-17, Jefferson Co. Fairgrounds, Jefferson,

Lafayette County Fair, July 14-17, Darlington,

Portage County Fair of Amherst, July 14-17, 4504 Fairground Rd., Amherst,

Trempealeau County Fair, July 14-17, Galesville,

Colby Cheese Days, July 15-16, downtown, Colby.

Rock Fest, July 14-16, 24446 Hwy S, Cadott.

Paperfest, July 14-17, Sunset Park, Kimberly, WI.

Southwest Music Festival, July 16, 2nd St., Platteville.

Green County Fair, July 20-24, 2600 10th St., Monroe.

St. Croix County Fair, July 20-24, Glenwood City,

Barron County Fair, July 20-24, Rice Lake,

Fond du Lac County Fair, July 20-24, Fond du Lac,

Green County Fair, July 20-24, Monroe,

LaCrosse Interstate Fair, July 20-24, West Salem,

Country Thunder Music Festival, July 20-23, 2305 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes.

Dane County Fair, July  21-24, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison,

Country Jam USA, July 21-23, 3443 Cresent Ave., Eau Claire.

Pulaski Polka Days, July 21-24, Pulaski Polka Grounds, 429 E. Pulaski St., Pulaski.

Blake’s Prairie Jr. Fair, July 22-24, Bloomington,

Outagamie County Fair, July 20-24, Seymour,

Waukesha County Fair, July 20-24, 2417 Silvernail Rd., Pewaukee,

Iron River Lions Blueberry Festival, July 21-24, Moon Lake Park, Co. H, Iron River.

River Bluff Daze Festival, July 23, Sugar Creek Park, Hwy 35, Ferryville.

Ripon FFA Alumni 5th annual Truck & Tractor Pull, W12954 Hall St., Ripon.

Washington County Fair, July 26-31, 3000 Hwy PV, West Bend,

Dunn County Fair, July 27-31, 620 17 St., Menomonie,

Columbia County Fair, July 27-31, 1 Fair Blvd., Portage,

Monroe County Fair, July 27-31, 1625 Butts Ave, Tomah,

Taylor County Fair, July 28-31, 845 N. 8th St., Medford,

Washburn County Fair, July 28-31, 1000 Beaver Brook Ave., Spooner,

Eau Claire County Fair, July 25-31, 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire,

Rock County Fair, July 26-31, 1301 Craig Ave., Janesville,

Oneida County Fair, July 27-31, Pioneer Park, Rhinelander,

Racine County Fair, July 27-31, 1985 Durand Rd., Union Grove,

Polk County Fair, July 27-31, 800 E. Louisiana St. Croix Falls,

Langlade County Fair, July 28- 31, 1633 Neva Rd., Antigo,

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Jackson County Fair, Aug. 2-7, Melrose St., Black River Falls,

Ozaukee County Fair, Aug. 3-7, W67N866 Washington Ave., Cedarburg,

Wisconsin Valley Fair, Aug. 2-7, 1201 Stewart Ave., Wausau,

Winnebago County Fair, Aug. 3-7, Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh,

Buffalo/Pepin County Fair, Aug. 4-7, W Kite Hill Ln, Arkansaw,

Green Lake County Fair, Aug. 4-7, 570 South St., Green Lake,

Community Fair, Aug. 4-7, community fairgrounds, 9th Ave., Bloomer.

Iron County Fair, Aug. 4-7, 14244 N. School St., Saxon,

Mile of Music Festival, Aug. 4-7, downtown, Appleton.

Taylor Schaefer, the newly crowned Alice in Dairyland, showing her steer at the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair.

WI State Fair, Aug. 4-14, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis,

Johnsonville Brat Days, Aug. 5-6, Kiwanis Park, Sheboygan.

Door County Fair, Aug. 10-14, 812 N. 14th Ave., Sturgeon Bay,

Alto 4-H & Farm Bureau Fair, Aug. 10-11, W12785 County AS, Waupun

Clark County Fair, Aug. 10-14, Clark Co. Fairground, 1120 E. Division St., Neillsville,

Bayfield County Fair, Aug. 11-14, 117 E. 5th St., Iron River,

Pierce County Fair, Aug. 11-14, 364 N. Maple St., Ellsworth,

Rusk County Fair, Aug. 11-14, 825 E. 3rd N., Ladysmith,

Sawyer County Fair, Aug. 11-14, 10172 Bender Rd., Hayward,

Vilas County Fair, Aug. 11-14, 164 Forest St., Eagle River,

Waukesha Blues Fest, Aug. 12-13, NagaWaukee Park, 651 Hwy 83, Delafield.

Waupun Truck-N-Show, Aug. 12-13, Waupun Community Center, Waupun.

Jewish Food Festival, Aug. 14-15, Rotary Park, 4100 Highland Rd., Mequon.

Grant County Fair, Aug. 14-21, 916 E. Elm St., Lancaster,

Burger Fest, Aug. 12-13, downtown, Seymour.

Paul Bunyan Fest, Aug. 17, Wall and Railroad Sts., Eagle River.

Kenosha County Fair, Aug. 17-21, 30820 111 St., Wilmot,

Juneau County Fair, Aug. 17-21, 1001 Division St., Mauston,

Lincoln County Fair, Aug. 17-21, 2001 E. 2nd St., Merrill,

Ashland County Fair, Aug. 18-21 41680 Main St., Marengo,

Brown County Fair, Aug. 17-21, 1500 Fort Howard Ave., DePere,

Dodge County Fair, Aug. 17-21, Hwy 33, Beaver Dam,

Athens Fair, Aug. 18-21,308 Caroline St., Athens, 715-257-7619

Oconto County Fair, Aug. 18-21, East Park St., Gillett,

Waushara County Fair, Aug. 18-21, 513 Fair St., Wautoma,

Warbirds and Classics Over the Midwest, Aug. 18-20, Wellnitz Field, Fond du Lac.

Irish Fest, Aug. 18-21, Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee.

Butternut Community Fair, Aug. 19-21, Butternut Community Park, Butternut.

Gandy Dancer Music Festival, Aug. 20, Westland Promenade, 116 Brodhead St., Mazomanie.

Washington Island Fair, Aug. 21, Washington Island School Grounds, Washington Island.

Owen Junior Fair, Aug. 22-24, Mill Pond Park, Owen.

Central Wisconsin State Fair, Aug. 23-28, 513 E. 17 St., Marshfield,

Adams County Fair, Aug. 24-28, 402 W. Lake St., Friendship,

Manitowoc County Fair, Aug. 25-29, 4921 Expo Dr., Manitowoc,

Price County Fair, Aug. 24-28, N9130 Forest La., Phillips,

Waupaca County Fair, Aug. 24-28, 602 E. South St., Weyauwega,

Bluegrass in the Pines Festival, Aug. 25-27, Rosholt Fair Park, Rosholt.

Burnett County Fair, Aug. 25-28, 914 S. Pine St., Grantsburg,

Crawford County Fair, Aug. 25-28, 17725 Hwy 131, Gays Mills,

Marinette County Fair, Aug. 25-28, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Wausaukee,

Florence County Fair, Aug. 26-28, 5505 County N., Florence,

Mexican Fiesta, Aug. 26-28, Henry Maier Festival Grounds, Milwaukee.

Amish Quilt & Furniture Auction, Aug. 27, fairgrounds, 4504 Fairgrounds Rd., Amherst.

Shawano County Fair, Aug. 31- Sept. 5, 990 E. Green Bay St., Shawano,

Walworth County Fair, Aug. 31- Sept. 5,411 E. Court St., Elkhorn,

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Iowa County Fair, Sept. 1-5, 900 Fair St., Mineral Point,

Calumet County Fair, Sept. 2-5, 200 W. Chestnut St., Chilton,

Sheboygan County Fair, Sept. 1-5, 229 Fairview Dr., Plymouth,

Kites Over Lake Michigan, Sept. 3-4, Neshotah Beach, Two Rivers.

Wisconsin State Cow Chip Throw, Sept. 2-3, Marion Park, Prairie du Sac.

Richland County Fair, Sept. 7-11, 23630 County AA, Richland Center,

Forest County Fair, Sept. 10-11, Glen & Railroad St., Crandon, Forest County Fair Facebook 7

Vernon County Fair, Sept. 14-18, Vernon Co. Fairgrounds, Hwy 14&61, Viroqua,

Gemuetlichkeit Days, Sept. 16-18, Jefferson Co. fairgrounds, Jefferson.

Luck FFA Alumni & Supporters Tractor & Truck Pull, Sept. 17, Luck.

Central Burnett County Fairy, Sept. 23-25, Apple St., Webster.

Viola Horse and Colt Show, Sept. 23-24, downtown, Viola

Warrens Cranberry Festival, Sept. 23-25, downtown, Warrens.