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Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair

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Harvest Fair 2021

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday – SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021

The Bud Pavilion closes its music season with three days of great cover band performances at the annual, family-friendly Harvest Fair at Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Admission is always free to the Fairgrounds (though State Fair may charge vehicles to park). The Bud Pavilion features more great live music along with hot food at The Grill and a variety of seasonal beers and ciders during Harvest Fair, including unique offerings at the Goose Island Ale House where you can sample the special release beer-of-the-day. This is considered the official end of festival season, so don’t miss it!



Great cover bands entertain throughout the three-day Harvest Fair celebration!


Seasonal beers, craft beers, and other beverages are always available inside and around the Bud Pavilion.


The Grill always serves great, hot food for our hungry customers.


Do I need a ticket to visit the Bud Pavilion during Harvest Fair?2021-06-18T15:35:30-05:00

No, admission to Harvest Fair at Wisconsin State Fair Park is free (State Fair Park may charge patrons for parking).

What time does the live music start at Harvest Fair?2021-06-18T15:38:16-05:00

Live music at the Bud Pavilion during Harvest Fair begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, and at 11:00 am on Saturday and Sunday.

What time does the Pavilion open during Harvest Fair?2021-06-18T15:36:13-05:00

On Friday, we open at 5:00 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, we open at 9:00 am.

What time does the live music end at Harvest Fair?2021-06-20T14:58:15-05:00

Live music at the Bud Pavilion during Harvest Fair ends at 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 4:00 pm on Sunday.

Are dogs permitted at Harvest Fair?2021-06-18T15:51:08-05:00

No, pets are not permitted on the grounds during Harvest Fair.

What happens if I have an emergency?2021-06-08T00:19:28-05:00

We encourage patrons experiencing an emergency to either immediately contact the nearest staff member or State Fair Police Officer for assistance.

What if I have a question, comment, or concern about something I’ve experienced or witnessed at the Bud Pavilion?2021-06-08T00:18:43-05:00

We encourage feedback of all kinds from our customers. Please contact an onsite staff member and they will help you direct your feedback to the correct person. You can also send an email to: [email protected]

Can I dance while the band is playing?2021-06-08T00:18:14-05:00

Yes! Patrons can dance anywhere they like, especially on our large dance floor in front of the stage. Dancing on top of benches, stools, tables or bars is strictly prohibited.

Can I smoke?2021-06-20T14:55:23-05:00

Smoking under the Pavilion roof is strictly prohibited. This includes tobacco, vape, electronic products, and anything else that emits smoke, steam, or vapor. Smoking outdoors is always permitted. The use of illegal substances is also strictly prohibited.

What happens if it rains?2021-06-08T00:17:00-05:00

We have a large Pavilion roof that can cover nearly 1,000 people. Our performances happen rain or shine. However, performances may start late, end early, or be postponed indefinitely in case of severe weather that presents a danger to our patrons, staff, and bands.

Can I bring food or beverages into the Bud Pavilion?2021-06-23T09:52:50-05:00

Carry-ins are strictly prohibited at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Security guards check all backpacks, purses, and bags upon entry.

Do you have bathrooms?2021-06-08T00:14:22-05:00

The Bud Pavilion does not have bathrooms available to the general public. There are public bathrooms just to the east of the Pavilion at the end of Micro Alley.

Is the Pavilion accessible to people with disabilities?2021-06-08T00:13:49-05:00

Yes, the Pavilion is at street level with no curbs to better accommodate our customers using assisted-walking devices and wheelchairs.

Does the Bud Pavilion have air conditioning?2021-06-08T00:13:07-05:00

The Bud Pavilion and the Goose Island Ale House are both fan-cooled facilities.

Do you have Wifi?2021-06-17T01:23:57-05:00

Yes, the Pavilion provides FREE public Wifi access.

Do I need a reservation for a table?2021-06-23T00:14:23-05:00

The Bud Pavilion operates on a first-come-first-served basis for our tables and bar seats. Larger groups and parties may contact us through this website to request reserved seating.

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