The Wisconsin State Fair has been a fixture in Wisconsin for almost 170 years.
Over the years, attractions have been added to draw larger crowds, including “fire company competitions, horse races, sideshows and brass bands, to auto and motorcycle races, aeronautics shows, demolition derbies, politicians and TV/movie celebrities, Alice in Dairyland and, of course, food and amusement rides. Today the fair is a huge eleven-day event with an attendance of nearly one million, a far cry from its modest beginnings.”
Grebe’s At The Fair
And we’re not even sure if it’s possible to talk about the Fair without thinking of the iconic Original Cream Puff, a Fair staple since 1924. It “is the most popular food item among Fairgoers – an average of 400,000 are consumed each year!”