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Event FAQ's

Kids Building Wisconsin is an exciting and free educational event for children, dedicated to the construction industry. Set against the picturesque backdrop of McKee Farms Park in Fitchburg, WI, this event features over 50 interactive and hands-on exhibits brought to you by local trades and other industry participants.

Mark your calendars for Kids Building Wisconsin 2024, which will be held on May 18, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. It promises a day filled with engaging activities that will ignite the curiosity and creativity of young minds.

Why do I need to register for Kids Building Wisconsin if it is a free event?

Kids Building Wisconsin does involve big construction equipment and other activities that have a certain degree of risk. Is KBW dangerous? Not at all, but the lawyers say we need this and also, we like to have contact information in case an emergency would happen. Please make sure when pre-registering that you get 1 ticket per person including each kid you plan on attending with you.


Why register for Kids Building Wisconsin?

To help alleviate long registration lines we do ask that event goers sign up ahead of time with our simple online registration platform. This helps ensure that we can get everyone in the door in the most timely fashion possible and also provides important information that you will need for the day. 

Please make sure when pre-registering that you sign up 1 ticket per person including each kid you plan on attending with you.  


How many tickets do I need to get?

When registering you get 1 ticket per person including each child you plan on attending with you. (Family of 4 needs to register for 4 tickets)


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

THERE IS NO PARKING AT McKEE FARMS PARK IN 2024 except ADA parking!  Street parking is available around the park, and we will have a running a shuttle every 10-15 minutes from various out lots around Fitchburg.  Please visit the parking section of our website for more information. 


SHUTTLE INFO:  The shuttles are school busses and do not accommodate large strollers well.  If you are bringing a large stroller, we suggest you find street parking near the park.  The shuttlewill run every 10-15 minutes from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, please feel free to message us on Facebook or by sending an e-mail to


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to. We have the ability of just take your name and check you in.


Are food and drinks free as well?

Food and drink at Kids Building Wisconsin are not free.  We will have about 6-7 food trucks and drink vendors on site for drink and food purchase.  We highly encourage people to bring their own water bottles to fill at the water bottle filling station by the pavilion.


  • Chick-Fil-A

  • Cousins Subs

  • Frannie's Franks

  • Jose's Mexican

  • State Street Brats


  • DonutNV

  • Frios Pops

  • Kona Ice

  • Traveling Toms Coffee

What is the best time of the day to attend?

Afternoon!   Kids Building Wisconsin is traditionally the busiest from 9:00 AM to about 1:00 PM. (We cannot guarantee exhibitor supplies last all day) but also, we know that some popular exhibits get some long lines and have been told to experience it all, it is a day trip.  We will be encouraging our exhibitors to keep the lines moving as fast as they can. Some of the popular exhibits are listed on this page.

What are other items we should bring?

Sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, water bottles and your kids are all good items to bring to Kids Building Wisconsin. 

WHAT YOU CANNOT BRING:   Firearms, weapons, alcohol, tobacco and pets.

How often are the Lumberjack shows?

We will have three lumberjack shows in 2024

  • 10:00 AM

  • 12:00 PM

  • 2:00 PM

How can I volunteer at Kids Building Wisconsin?

We love volunteers and it is how this event works.   To help us out on May 18, 2024 just email us at


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