Key Milwaukee

September 2014

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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29 Harvest Fair at State Fair Park has something for everyone THE 21ST HARVEST FAIR at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Sept. 26-28, features free admission and live entertainment, plus plenty of activities for the entire family. Also at State Fair Park during the same weekend, Maker Faire Milwaukee will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Lots of family activities At Harvest Fair, amusement rides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, scarecrow making, cookie decorating and more are planned for families. Most activities require the purchase of tickets at tick- et booths located throughout Harvest Fair. Tickets cost $1 each and the number of tickets required per activity varies. Kids will want to pick up a free Harvest Fair Bingo Board at one of the Fair Information Centers and travel through Harvest Fair collecting stamps. Across, Up & Down, Diagonal or 4-corners will win a prize in the Family Activity Center. Great free entertainment The schedule of entertainment includes Trick Pony at 8 p.m. on Friday night, The Buckinghams at 8 p.m. on Saturday and The Grass Roots at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Other free entertainment includes live music at the Budweiser Pavilion and Saz's Miller High Life Pavilion. Many favorite State Fair vendors are open during Harvest Fair, including The Micro, featuring over 50 craft beers. The Farmers' Market features everything from fall decorations to flowers, food and more. There will be a great variety of food and beverages available for purchase. State Fair Park is located at 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. Parking is $5 per vehicle/motorcycle and available by entering the Fair Park at Gate 1 on Greenfield Avenue or heading northbound on 84th Street from Greenfield Avenue and entering at Gate 4 or Gate 5. Parking also is available via Gate 6 on South 84th Street by the Pettit National Ice Center or Gate 8 on South 76th Street. Hours are 5-11 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Info on times, pricing, parking and more is at Maker Faire shares the weekend Maker Faire is a free festival celebrating innovation, invention and creativity. Maker Faire Milwaukee will feature makers showing off technology, art and craft making, electronics, pyrotechnics, engineering, gardening and other projects created by the makers themselves. In addition to displays and exhibits, Maker Faire will feature a Power Racing Series event, FIRST ROBOTICS teams and special performances, speak- ers, demonstrations and workshops featuring 3D printing, laser cutting, microcontrollers, learn to sol- der, science experiments and more. Maker Faire will be held at the Wisconsin Expo Center and the Milwaukee Mile, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. For more information, visit

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