Things sure have changed at the State Fair since it was first held in Janesville in 1851 when it was sponsored by the State Agricultural Society to showcase the state's advances in agricultural machinery and products, attended by about 10,000 people.

The Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular, annually welcomes over one million Fairgoers over the course of its 11-day run. The Fair is an entertainment extravaganza and is one of the state’s most affordable entertainment options of the summer. The grounds feature an Ag Village where Fairgoers can enjoy an average of 6,000-8,000 animals on display and in competition. Wisconsin’s largest agricultural showcase is rounded out with educational programs on agriculture and renewable energy, milking demonstrations and much more.