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Parking and transportation at Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin State Fair Park officials encourage fairgoers to take advantage of a variety of transportation options to get to the fair quickly and economically. Visitors can conveniently get to the Fair Park by bike, bus or shuttle.

For everyone’s safety and convenience, local authorities allow only right-hand turns in and out of the fair gates on S. 84th Street and W. Greenfield Avenue during the fair. Certain gates are restricted for special use, and gates may close if parking lots are full. Parking fees will be charged as vehicles enter the lots, and once parked, patrons may proceed to the nearest Fair Admission Entrance to enter the fair. Vehicles will be charged for re-entry once they have vacated the parking lots. All parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING

Accessible parking is $10 per vehicle and available at Gate 1 on S. 79th Street and W. Greenfield Avenue, Gate 3 on S. 84th Street just north of W. Greenfield Avenue or Gate 7 on Kearney Street (I-94 Frontage Road).

GENERAL PARKING

General parking is $10 per vehicle and available at Gate 1 on S. 79th Street and W. Greenfield Avenue, Gate 7 on Kearney Street (I-94 Frontage Road) and Gate 9 at S. 76th Street and W. Pierce Street.

MOTORCYCLE PARKING

Parking is $5 per motorcycle and available via Gate 1 at S. 79th Street and W. Greenfield Avenue, Gate 7 on Kearney Street (I-94 Frontage Road) or Gate 9 at S. 76th Street and W. Pierce Street.

PARKING LOT TRAMS PRESENTED BY JACK’S® PIZZA

Trams are available from approximately 9 am to 9 pm daily from the Milwaukee Mile infield parking lot.

PEDAL TO THE PARK

Fairgoers are encouraged to save gas, get some exercise and ride bicycles to the State Fair through the Pedal to the Park program. Bicycle parking is free and available in lots near the U.S. Cellular Main Gate and at Gate 2 on S. 81st Street and W. Greenfield Avenue.

PREFERRED PARKING

A limited number of $20 Preferred Parking spaces are available near the Main Stage Entrance via Gate 1, and near the U.S. Cellular® Main Gate Entrance via Gate 7. For more details, and to purchase Preferred Parking prior to the Fair, please visit WiStateFair.com/getting-here. Advanced purchase is recommended!

ZOO INTERCHANGE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Visit Zooic.org for the most up-to-date information on the project. The website features real-time traffic updates and information on lane and ramp closures, as well as details on the best routes to the Fair Park.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM (MCTC) BUS SERVICE

  • MCTS SHUTTLES: The shuttles will serve the Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot (Watertown Plank Road, west of I-41/US 45) and operates daily to the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4. Shuttles from the Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot run approximately every 9-12 minutes. Parking is FREE. Service begins at 7:30 a.m. until one half-hour after fair closes. Shuttle fare is $3 cash round trip for adults or $2.50 using an MCTS M●CARD withStored Cash Value. Children (6-11), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities pay $1.50 cash round trip or $1.25 in Stored Cash Value with an MCTS M●CARD. Exact fare required.
  • MCTS FREEWAY FLYERS: Fairgoers can park FREE at any of the following Park-Ride Lots: Brown Deer Road west of I-43; College Ave. at I-94 (North and South lots); Whitnall/Hales Corners at I-43 east of S. 108th St.; Loomis at Loomis Rd., south of Coldspring Rd. Flyers operate between 7:30 a.m. until one half-hour after Fair closure to the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4. Service is approximately every half-hour. Flyer fare is $7 round trip for adults, and $3 for children (6-11), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities. Exact fare required. With Stored Value on an MCTS M●CARD, round-trip freeway flyer fare is $5 for adults and $3 for children (6-11), seniors (65+) and persons with disabilities.
  • MCTS LOCAL ROUTES: Look for the Cream Puff Line (formerly Route 23 to State Fair) with special daily local service between Wisconsin Ave. and Gate 4. Local service to State Fair Park is also available on Routes 56 (Greenfield Ave.), 67 (N. 76th St. - S. 84th St.) and 76 (N. 60th St. - S. 70th St.). Regular bus fares apply. Exact fare is required. More information on MCTS transportation to the fair is available at 414.344.6711 or RideMCTS.com.

GO RITEWAY STATE FAIR SHUTTLE FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY

Fairgoers can park for free and enjoy GO Riteway’s daily round-trip shuttle service throughout the day from two convenient locations in Washington County: Washington County Fair Park at Highway 45 and Pleasant Valley Road and the Life Church parking lot in Germantown Center, Mequon Road and Squire Drive. Round trip fare to the fair: $15 for adults (12-59); $10 for seniors (60+) and disabled; $5 for children (7-11); and FREE for children under 7. Departure and return times, location details and complete information are available at visit goriteway.com or by calling 262.677.3282.

WAUKESHA COUNTY STATE FAIR SHUTTLE

The Waukesha County shuttle picks-up and drops-off from three convenient locations along I-94. The first bus departs Goerkes Corners (I-94/Hwy 18 Park-Ride at Barker Road) at 7:25 a.m., with departures every 30 minutes until the last departure at 7:55 p.m. Departures from the Nagawaukee Park-Ride in Delafield (I-94 & Hwy 83) begin at 7:30 a.m. and depart every 30 minutes until 7:30 p.m. Departures from the Meadowbrook Park-Ride in Pewaukee (I-94 & Hwy G) begin at 7:40 a.m. and depart every 30 minutes until 7:40 p.m. Parking is FREE at each location. The shuttle drops off at the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4 with return trips every 30 minutes at the top of the hour and every half hour. Regular round trip fare is $8. Seniors (65+) and children (6-11) are $6. Children 5 years and under and strollers are FREE. For schedules and more details, visit statefairshuttle.com.

GROUP SALES, CORPORATE PARTIES AND BUS GROUPS

For information on purchases of 50 or more State Fair admission tickets, corporate parties and bus group tours, fairgoers can contact groupsales@wistatefair.com or 414.266.7028. Bus groups enter the State Fair Transit Welcome Center at Gate 4. Free off-site bus parking with shuttle service and FREE admission for drivers is available when contacting State Fair in advance.

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