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Where can I get discounted tickets for the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair?

What COVID/Public Health precautions will be taken for the 2021 Fair?

What COVID protocols will you be using?

How can I still support the Northern Wisconsin State Fair?

Will there be a 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair?

What is the 2021 Main Stage Lineup?

What do I do with my pre-purchased Admission Tickets?

Can I use my tickets in 2021?

What do I do with my pre-purchased Main Stage ticket?

What do I do with a Northern Wisconsin State Fair ticket package that I won through a promotion or charity auction?

I already paid an amount toward my Vendor License Agreement. Now what?

I applied to be a new vendor for the 2020 Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Will I need to re-apply for consideration for the 2021 Northern Wisconsin State Fair?

For Emergencies Call 911

These areas are needed for Safety/Emergency personnel. Vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense if parked in Reserved Parking Area. (SEE MAP)

Inclement Weather:

Seek shelter in cement structures or permanent restrooms.

Smoking and/or Vaping:

Is not permitted inside or within 25 feet of any door or entryway of buildings, barns, tent structures, concert area, Northwestern Bank Grandstand seating, or among highly congested outdoor areas where patrons are gathered.

NO Pets/Animals:

Pets/animals are not allowed on the fairgrounds during the fair unless they are entered in a competitive exhibit or qualify as an ADA service dog.

Alcohol Age Verification:

The NWSF believes all alcoholic products should be enjoyed responsibly. For guests 21+ years of age, an approved wristband is required to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. ID verification wristband stations are located outside beer garden areas.

NO Coolers, Carry Ins of Food or Beverages

Indemnification & Photo Release:

By attending this event you indemnify the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Association, Inc Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and associated governing organizations from any and all legal action. Additionally you authorize the use of your image in pictures, audio, and video productions for advertising and marketing needs of the NWSF, Sponsors, or Vendors of the Fair.

COVID-19 Information:


By attending the Northern Wisconsin State Fair (NWSF), you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID – 19 exists in any public gathering where people are present. By attending the NWSF, you, your family, and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19 and agree to indemnify and not to hold NWSF staff, volunteers, sponsors, vendors & exhibitors, carnival, board of directors, and all business and organizations related to the NWSF, liable for any illness or injury, including death.

Notice – COVID-19:

Be Kind and Be Respectful

CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals can resume activities without masks or physical distancing. Unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear a mask in all situations that social distance cannot be honored. Please use good judgement when deciding if a situation warrants the respect and courtesy of putting your mask on. Masks are provided throughout the Fairgrounds. We value all who attend “It’s as Family Affair, Be Kind and Be Respectful”.

PLEASE keep our grounds & parking areas clean by using trash and recycle bins wherever possible. Be part of our sustainability practices!

Update: Fair 2021

As of 2.15.21


After losing the first fair in 123-year history due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Northern Wisconsin State Fair (NWSF) 2021 will go on! Essential to this year’s preparations are the directives of the county, state, national, international health agencies, and the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic we find ourselves in, but we are now working harder than ever to prepare for the 2021 NWSF scheduled for July 7-11! This year’s Main Stage entertainment is 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
  • Sunday, July 11th. CHURCH@theFair with Don Beebe and Kids From Wisconsin
  • Buy Tickets Online Today
  • Your 2020 Advance Ticket is Good for 2021

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)
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