Plan Your Visit2021-06-22T23:31:37-05:00

PLAN YOUR VISIT

WISCONSIN STATE FAIR PARK

The Bud Pavilion

LOCATION

PARKING

Wisconsin State Fair Park may charge a small fee for parking on the grounds.

accessible parking

ADA ACCESSIBILITY

There are accessible parking spaces available. The venue is at street level so there are no curbs.

3 Great Concert Series!

Wednesday Night Live Musician

Wednesday Night Live is a FREE, weekly summer concert series held exclusively at the Bud Pavilion on the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Learn more!

Bud Pavilion Wisconsin State Fair Park

The Bud Pavilion hosts 33 bands over the 11 days of the Wisconsin State Fair (three each day). Enjoy live music all day long! Learn more!

Harvest Fair at Wisconsin State Fair Park

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. Learn more!

The Details

  • Admission is FREE to Wednesday Night Live & Harvest Fair!

  • Motorcycle Parking is FREE!

  • Vehicle Parking is $6.00

  • Dinner is served! Enjoy food at The Grill

  • We have more than 40 beers on tap! 

  • Bud Pavilion hosts 3 summer/fall concert series: Wednesday Night Live, Wisconsin State Fair, and Harvest Fest

  • NO SMOKING inside the Pavilion including vape & e‑cig
  • NO carry-in food or beverages allowed

The Concert Series

FAQs

Do I need a ticket to attend Wednesday Night Live?2021-06-03T04:47:13-05:00

No tickets are needed to attend any Wednesday Night Live event.

What time do the gates open for Wednesday Night Live?2021-06-08T00:23:48-05:00

Gates open at 6:00pm.

What time does the live music start at Wednesday Night Live?2021-06-08T00:25:15-05:00

Wednesday Night Live performances always begin at 7:00 pm.

What time does the live music end at Wednesday Night Live?2021-06-08T00:25:08-05:00

Wednesday Night Live performances have an end time of 10:30pm.

What time can I start purchasing food and drinks at Wednesday Night Live?2021-06-08T00:25:27-05:00

Food and beverage service begins promptly at 6:00pm.

Are dogs permitted at Wednesday Night Live?2021-06-08T00:26:50-05:00

Well-behaved dogs on short leashes are permitted at all Wednesday Night Live music events. Dogs are not allowed inside the Bud Pavilion, due to the noise and crowds, but may enjoy Central Park and the entire outdoor area at Wednesday Night Live. Dogs must be under physical control at all times. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up all pet waste. Owners of disruptive, aggressive, unfriendly, and/or intimidating dogs will be asked to leave immediately. Please consider your dog’s behavior around large crowds before bringing it to Wednesday Night Live. While there are no breed restrictions at the Budweiser Pavilion, all dog owners are personally responsible for the dog’s action, even if your dog is provoked by another dog or guest. Dogs are never permitted during the Wisconsin State Fair or Harvest Fair events.

What time does the Pavilion open during Wisconsin State Fair?2021-06-20T14:56:53-05:00

The Bud Pavilion is open at 11:00 am daily during the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair.

What time does the live music start at Wisconsin State Fair?2021-06-18T14:55:30-05:00

Live music at the Bud Pavilion during the Wisconsin State Fair begins at 11:00 am daily.

What time does the live music end at Wisconsin State Fair?2021-06-20T14:57:38-05:00

Our bands end anywhere between 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm depending on the day. Please check our band schedules for exact times.

Can I reserve a table at Wisconsin State Fair?2021-06-17T01:24:54-05:00

Tables and seating at the Bud Pavilion during the Wisconsin State Fair is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you have specific or special requests, please contact a staff member on-site.

Are dogs permitted at Wisconsin State Fair?2021-06-18T14:54:52-05:00

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

What is the cost to attend events at the Bud Pavilion?2021-06-23T00:15:06-05:00

The Bud Pavilion does not charge for admission.

However, all patrons must have a ticket to attend the Wisconsin State Fair. Tickets are sold through the Wisconsin State Fair ticket office in person or online.

Do I need a ticket to attend events at the Bud Pavilion?2021-06-17T01:45:46-05:00

No tickets are needed to attend events at the Bud Pavilion. However, State Fair Park requires you to have a ticket to access the grounds during the Wisconsin State Fair and Harvest Fair.

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.

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

Yes, the Pavilion provides FREE public Wifi access.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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]

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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).

Can I bring food or beverages into the Bud Pavilion?2021-06-23T09:54:55-05:00

Carry-ins are strictly prohibited at Wednesday Night Live. Security guards check all backpacks, purses, and bags upon entry.

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