9 things to see and do for UWM Day at State Fair

Let’s hear you roar! UWM is turning 60 years old and kicking off the year-long celebration Sunday, Aug. 7, in the Central Park area at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Help celebrate the milestone with activities, experiments, games, giveaways, contests, cooking demos, face painting and photo ops throughout the day. Here are a few ways to make the best of the day.

Live music


Jam out with the UWM alums in the band the Anytime Leslies. They will perform on the Central Park Stage from 4 to 5 p.m.



Feel these ferocious future Panthers shake the fairgrounds during the annual Roar Like a Panther contest. Children ages 12 and under are invited to roar for a special judge – UWM men’s basketball coach LaVall Jordan.

Graduate like a Panther


Have your picture taken in a UWM cap and gown to experience what it’s like to graduate as a Panther.

3-D printer and drone demonstration


Head to the Information Studies booth for a look inside the art of 3-D printing. An AR Drone demonstration will also take place if weather permits.

 Learn to cook like a pro

Process of making a dough from farina and butter on orange silicone pad

Stop by the Central Park Stage to watch a cooking demonstration by UWM Restaurant Operations. Members of the audience will be able to sample delicious and savory food. 

Trivia wheel


Test your knowledge of UWM and take a chance at winning cool prizes by spinning the “Trivia Wheel” at the Alumni Relations booth.

Meet UWM athletes


Our Milwaukee Panthers athletic teams will be here all day. Stop by to scrimmage with UWM’s Division 1 coaches and players and for information about season tickets. 

Water display and robotics


Stop by the Freshwater Sciences booth to see a water quality demonstration and see the UWM robot in action.

Do you like free stuff?


Of course you do. Participate in activities from six booths and earn a pair of sunglasses. Stop by the University Relations and Communications booth with your stamped card.

Click here for more information on UWM Day.

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