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Update: Looking to 2021

As of 6.1.20

EVENTS UPDATE

COVID 19 Impact
Scheduling Updates

For the first time in its nearly 123-year history, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair (NWSF) will not go on as planned. Essential to this year’s preparations are the directives of county, state, national and international health agencies, and the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic we find ourselves in.

Due to the limitations placed on large public gatherings in terms of logistics, size, and first and foremost, the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, vendors, fair-goers, exhibitors and their families, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone the 2020 NWSF previously slated for July 8-12. We are now working harder than ever to prepare for the 2021 NWSF scheduled for July 7-11 with this year’s Main Stage entertainment already locked in for the new year at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls.

2021 Main Stage Lineup:

  • Wednesday, July 7th: Trace Adkins
  • Thursday, July 8th: Hairball
  • Friday, July 9th: LANCO
  • Saturday, July 10th: Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Öyster Cult
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  • Your 2020 Advance Ticket is Good for 2021

We will be hosting a virtual tribute on the NWSF website during the week of the originally scheduled 2020 NWSF, July 8-12, to shine a spotlight on all those that truly make this event “A Family Affair.” From exhibitors to sponsors, and everyone in between, our hope is to unite our community and spread some joy through the virtual fair. Everyone is invited and we welcome you to visit our Facebook page and website for further updates on the virtual fair. If you would like to contribute to this tribute by sending a picture of you and your exhibit (or just the exhibit) to this link - you can still be a part of the show!

For 2020 NWSF Ticketholders:

  • Your 2020 Advance Ticket is Good for 2021
    • If you purchased a Main Stage ticket these tickets will be good for 2021: Trace Adkins (July 7th), Hairball (July 8th), LANCO (July 9th), and Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Oyster Cult (July 10th)
    • If you purchased a General Fair Admission ticket these will be good for 2021 (If you purchased a 5-day wristband it will be good July 7-11, 2021 and if you purchased a One-Day ticket it will be valid for the day you select for 2021)

This would have been the 123rd year of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair serving the Chippewa Valley. Each year the fair offers a plethora of family-fun activities and big-name artists known across the world. From agriculture, to food, carnival rides and games, educational exhibits, vendor shows, and more, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair is truly a “Family Affair.”

Like many other industries, the Fair and Festival industry has taken a severe financial hit because of this unprecedented pandemic.To keep the Fair alive, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association is reaching out to its community for any donations that can be made. If you are interested in donating, please follow this link. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

The NWSF Office is closed to the public. To make things easier, please use email (dbaier@nwsfa.com) as a first option for any general questions on events, questions about tickets or if you are looking for a job during the 2021 NWSF. You can also call the office at 715-723-2861 Ext 101 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

Together we will get through this.

Rusty Volk CFE
Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association, Inc


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PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION

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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$2 per Northwestern Bank Grandstand Ticket Donated

2021 COMMUNITY GIVING WITH NORTHWESTERN BANK

WANT TO JOIN THE NORTHERN WISCONSIN STATE FAIR AND NORTHWESTERN BANK IN GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY?!

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair (July 7-11, 2021) and Northwestern Bank are thrilled to announce they will be donating a combined $2 per Northwestern Bank Grandstand ticket sold to the 2021 Leinenkugel’s Main Stage Entertainment to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Chippewa Valley- Chippewa Falls Center.

Northwestern Bank Grandstand tickets are being sold for Trace Adkins, Wednesday, July 7th, LANCO for Friday, July 9th, and Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Öyster Cult for Saturday, July 10th. (Hairball Grandstand Seats are Free with Fair Admission)

Get your tickets online below and help us give back today!

2021 Leinenkugel's Main Stage Line Up Announced


*Concert tickets do NOT include 2021 General Fair Gate Admission (with the exception of VIP tickets). You must purchase a General Admission ticket per concert ticket purchased in order to enter the fairgrounds. Tickets increase $5 Day of Show. Convenience fees apply for the convenience of purchasing online.

Tickets Purchased on 3rd party platforms: To ensure that your purchase is valid, only purchase tickets from https://www.nwsfa.com.
While we may honor a ticket purchased from a 3rd party site, we cannot guarantee its authenticity.

WELCOME

Welcome to the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair. We are so excited to see you July 7-11 in Chippewa Falls at the fairgrounds. In an effort to make sure you get all of the fun you can squeeze out of the fair this year we wanted to provide a complete guide to what you need to know, links to schedules, and information on how to save. From our family to yours, have a wonderful time at the fair!

Adult 5 Day Admission $20
Adult One Day Admission (Ages 12 and Older, Free Sunday, July 11 9am-10:30am) $10
Youth One Day Admission (Ages 6-11) $5
Parking $5/vehicle (Free Sunday, July 12 9am-10:30am)


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ALL NEW INFORMATION AND MERCH BOOTH:

Find Information and Fair Merch AT the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 7-11, in our all NEW Information and Merch Booth located in the center hub near the Kiwanis building, French Fry Stand, and Leinie Lodge Beer Garden!

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2020 Main Stage Tickets Now On Sale

Trace Adkins at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 7th
07/07 Trace Adkins VIP Experience
July 07, 2021 | 8:00 PM
VIP Experience: Includes FRONT OF STAGE SEATING, Fair admission, separate from general public, catered meal, beer, wine, soda, private restroom with A/C, and separate entry/exit to VIP area 5pm-10pm. Convenience fee applied at checkout.
Trace Adkins Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 7th
07/07 Trace Adkins
July 07, 2021 | 8:00 PM
Premium, Reserve, and Grandstand Seating. For ADA seats call our office: 715.723.2861 ext. 101. Concert Tickets do NOT include Fair Admission. You must purchase a General Admission ticket to enter the fair. Convenience fee will be applied at checkout.
Hairball at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 8th
07/08 Hairball VIP Experience
July 08, 2021 | 8:00 PM
VIP Experience: Includes FRONT OF STAGE SEATING, Fair admission, separate from general public, catered meal, beer, wine, soda, private restroom with A/C, and separate entry/exit to VIP area 5pm-10pm. Convenience fee applied at checkout.
Hairball at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 8th
07/08 Hairball
July 08, 2021 | 8:00 PM
For ADA seats call our office: 715.723.2861 ext. 101. Concert Tickets do NOT include Fair Admission. You must purchase a General Admission ticket to enter fair. Convenience fee applied at checkout.
LANCO at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 9th
07/09 LANCO VIP Experience
July 09, 2021 | 8:00 PM
VIP Experience: Includes FRONT OF STAGE SEATING, Fair admission, separate from general public, catered meal, beer, wine, soda, private restroom with A/C, and separate entry/exit to VIP area 5pm-10pm. Convenience fee applied at checkout.
LANCO at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 9th
07/09 LANCO
July 09, 2021 | 8:00 PM
Premium, Reserve, and Grandstand Seating. For ADA seats call our office: 715.723.2861 ext. 101. Concert Tickets do NOT include Fair Admission, must purchase a General Admission to enter fair. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Oyster Cult Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 10th
07/10 Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Oyster Cult VIP Experience
July 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM
VIP Experience: Includes FRONT OF STAGE SEATING, Fair admission, separate from general public, catered meal, beer, wine, soda, private restroom with A/C, and separate entry/exit to VIP area 5pm-10pm. Convenience fee applied at checkout.
Grand Funk Railroad and Blue Oyster Cult Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 10th
07/10 Grand Funk Railroad & Blue Oyster Cult
July 10, 2021 | 7:00 PM
Premium, Reserve, and Grandstand Seating. For ADA seats call our office: 715.723.2861 ext. 101. Concert Tickets do NOT include Fair Admission. You must purchase a General Admission ticket to enter the fair. Convenience fee will be applied at checkout.

General Fair Admission

2021 Adult 5 Day Admission - Northern Wisconsin State Fair July 7-11, 2021
2021 Adult 5 Day Admission
A $30 SAVINGS. This ticket can only be scanned once and must be presented to the main gate to obtain your 5-day wristband for re-admittance. This DOES NOT include rides. Only general admission. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
One Day Admission to the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 7-11!
2021 Adult Fair Gate Admission
General Admission is valid for ONE DAY during fair, July 7-11, 2021. You must present this ticket to enter the fairgrounds. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.
One Day Youth Admission for 2020 Northern Wisconsin State Fair, July 7-11!
2021 Youth Fair Gate Admission
Youth General Admission, Ages 6-11. Valid for ONE DAY during fair, July 7-11, 2021. You must present this ticket to enter the fairgrounds. Children under 6 are FREE. Convenience fee will be applied to this ticket at checkout.

2021 Fair Medallion

Want to WIN $100 Cash AND a FREE Fair T-Shirt!? It’s pretty simple, you just have to be the FIRST fair goer to find our 2021 Fair Medallion! 🥇

Gates open at 9am on Wednesday, July 7th, first to find it wins! A few quick tips: it will NOT be hidden in the camping area, parking lot, restrooms, food or vendor stands, OR fair office and we will hide it somewhere SAFE so no climbing structures/etc!

If you find it, bring it straight to the fair office for your prize! If no one finds it on Wed, July 8 we will post clues throughout the fair on Facebook until it is found. GOOD LUCK!

FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING OPTIONS

  • All Active Duty and Retired Military Service Personnel with Military Id Receive Free Admission July 7-11
  • Fair Admission and Parking is FREE on Sunday, July 11 9-10:30am
  • There will be FREE Parking and Shuttle Service Located at Chippewa Area Youth Hockey Arena (839 1st Avenue) and Mason Companies Parking Lot (just behind the hockey arena) on Wednesday, July 7 - Saturday, July 10 from 4pm-11:30pm
  • Returning to the fair is our FREE MONITORED BIKE PARKING TENT at the MAIN GATE ENTRANCE where you can ride your bikes to the fair and SAVE on parking. Bike parking is FREE. Thanks to Our Friends at Spring Street Sports and Friends of Hickory Ridge Trails, staffed hours include: Monday-Saturday, 9am-9pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

FAIR HOURS

Our most commonly asked question is when the actual hours of the fair are. SO we've compiled all of the times below!
🎡Tues - Judging starts at 9am
🎡Wed - Sat, 9am-10pm
🎡Wed - Sat Food & Outside Vendors, 10am-Midnight
🎡Wed-Sat Buildings 11am-10pm*
🎡Wed-Sat Carnival Rides Noon-11pm
🎡Sun, 9am-7pm (Free Admission and Parking Until 10:30am**)
🎡Sun Food & Outside Vendors, 10am-7pm
🎡Sun Buildings 11am-7pm
🎡Sun Carnival Rides Noon-7pm
🎡Judging starts at 9am each day
Find a Complete Schedule of Activities & Events Online
*Science and Tech Bldg and RCU Bldg Close at 8pm.
**Sunday, July 11 Only.

Fair Merchandise

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Want your own piece of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair!? We have t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, posters, AND hats available for purchase. Just give us a call TODAY at 715-723-2861!

Pricing:
1956 Poster $13
1948 Poster $13
Tank Tops $15
T-Shirts $15
Hats $15
Sweatshirts $25
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