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Northern WI State Fairgrounds

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association has been serving the Chippewa Valley area for over 120 years. With an annual fair, year-round events, camping space, and winter storage, the fairgrounds have become a destination for family fun, community support, and live events. Join us for the 2022 Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 12 - 17, 2022, to experience the magic of the venue and the surrounding town of Chippewa Falls!

Office Hours

Memorial Day to October 31st

Monday thru Friday
8 AM to 4 PM

Holiday Hours

November 1st to Memorial Day

Monday thru Thursday
8 AM to 4 PM
8 AM to Noon

Office Closed
November 25th - 26th
December 24th
December 21st

Please check our website and our Facebook page for continuing updates.


The world is facing unprecedented times and various challenges with the state of the pandemic. Like many other industries, the Fair and Festival industry has taken a severe financial hit because of this. To keep the Fair tradition alive, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association is reaching out to its community for any donations that can be made. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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Barn Replacement Project 2022-23

April 9, 2019, was a sad day as our Show Barn/ Coliseum (Red Barn) had to be taken down due to structural concerns. After 130 years of service, a portion of the roof collapsed rendering the building unsafe. While we will never forget the history and memories of the Red Barn, we now have serious needs to be addressed.

Our remaining 100-year-old swine/sheep barn and two cattle barns are beyond repair and the time has come to replace animal barns and show arena facilities. Due to cost savings, excavation for utilities/stormwater, and building/environmental codes, the Fair Board is proposing to address our entire barn area to sustain animal exposition for future generations.

These facilities are critical for continued youth education in agriculture, and animal exhibition needs for dairy & beef cattle and other species (goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas…). New barn facilities will eliminate current tent rental expenses and increase non-fair events with additional revenues to aid operations.

This project will greatly impact our economy and tourism into Chippewa Falls and our region. We ask for your financial support for this project that will benefit our community and citizens of all ages in the entire region.

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