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Governor Walker Kicks Off 165th Wisconsin State Fair

"We can be proud of the Wisconsin State Fair, a true original summer tradition," said Governor Scott Walker.

By - Aug 4th, 2016 11:13 am
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West Allis – Governor Scott Walker joined in the opening ceremony of the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair this morning on the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds in West Allis. The theme for this year is “Celebrating 165 Years of the Original Summer Tradition.” The fair begins today and runs through August 14, 2016.

“Every year, families from around the state come to West Allis for the famous Wisconsin State Fair,” Governor Walker said. “We look forward to all the fun the fair brings every year, from the cream puffs and other unique treats to the Blue Ribbon Livestock and Meat Product Auctions.”

The Wisconsin State Fair hours are 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on the final Sunday of the fair. For more information about the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, please visit their website at

“We can be proud of the Wisconsin State Fair, a true original summer tradition,” added Governor Walker.

In celebration of the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair, Governor Walker issued a proclamation declaring August 4 – August 14, 2016, as “State Fair Days” throughout the state. A copy of the proclamation is attached.

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