Upcoming Concerts at Wisconsin State Fair
Tue, Aug 6, 2019 Find Tickets
Wisconsin State Fair location
Wisconsin State Fair Description
Abraham Lincoln was invited to give the annual oration at the fair in 1859. He spoke on the principles of free labor - farmers and their families working for themselves without the use of hired labor - and of the interconnectedness of farmers, merchants, and other businesses. Eighteen people, including seven police officers, were injured during the event. In response, fair managers added a youth curfew and worked with civic and youth leaders to prevent a recurrence.