5 Ways to Save on Your State Fair Tickets

Looking to save on ticket prices so you can spend on cream puffs? We found you some deals that might help.

When you consider all the food you’re bound to buy inside the gates, State Fair costs can really add up. Here are five ways to get discounted admission this year.

Thursday, August 1

If you bring two cans of peaches or pears before 4 p.m. today, you receive a voucher for $2 admission, redeemable at any gate. Proceeds benefit Hunger Task Force.

Friday, August 2

Far from home? You’re in luck! Show your out-of-state ID in exchange for two adult tickets for the price of one ($14).

Monday, August 5

On Kohl’s Family Day, there’s an $8 discount on all tickets; adults get in for $6 and kids get in for free! This offer is valid until 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7

If you spent $30 at Meijer between June 30 and today, you can redeem your receipt before 6 p.m. for a $4 discount on one adult ticket.

Sunday, August 11

Until 4 p.m. today, military personnel and veterans can show their military ID to receive free admission for themselves and up to three family members.



Elizabeth Johnson is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine and a journalism major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.