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Wisconsin State Fair

For 11 days, rural meets urban at the Wisconsin State Fair! An integral part of any Milwaukee summer, you won’t want to miss the food, music, animals and fun!

Wisconsin State Fair
Don't miss the food, music, animals and fun at the Wisconsin State Fair.

Anyone up for beer battered macaroni and cheese bites with Jack cheese and bacon on a stick? Or country fried bacon on a stick with gravy? Or deep fried bacon wrapped tater tots on a stick? No? You prefer sweets? What about cherry pie, root beer float cookies, beer donuts or a chocolate-dipped cruller on a stick? You can find just about anything on a stick at the Wisconsin State Fair, but don’t fill up and miss out on the crème de la crème of Fair delicacies: the Cream Puff! An average of 350,000 of these treats, made fresh by the Wisconsin Bakers Association, are consumed each year, and you just need one bite to understand why!

Stop by one of the many animal barns to see the state’s best livestock – from cows to pigs to rabbits and poultry, kids and grownups alike will enjoy seeing these barnyard buddies in their stalls in the livestock barns or ready for judging. But the pigs aren’t just strutting their stuff at our Fair – don’t miss the fabulous racing pigs, a Fair tradition that gets everyone squealing!

The Wisconsin Products Pavilion will take you on a culinary tour of our state’s great treats like cranberries, maple syrup, cherries, sausage, cheese, milk and more. And if you’ve never met an infomercial you didn’t like, you need to check out the Exposition Center. It seems like pretty much everything is on sale there, and you can enjoy enthusiastic demos of everything from ShamWOW to an advanced gutter system.

Ride fans will love the Fair’s midway, dubbed “Spin City.” Spin City features more than 50 amazing rides and attractions for kids of all ages. A word to the wise: head there BEFORE your magnificent, deep-fried food frenzy.

You’ll find great music playing all day at stages throughout the park, but make sure you also check out who’s on the Main Stage each night. Tickets for these concerts include Fair admission, so if you’re a music fan, it’s easy to have your cream puff and eat it too!

Whether you love food, animals, music, rides or just fun in the sun, there’s something for everyone at the Wisconsin State Fair!



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