February 11, 2016

Wisconsin State Fair is under way

Cream puff (PHOTO: Wisconsin State Fair)

Cream puff (PHOTO: Wisconsin State Fair)

If it’s food you seek, you won’t be at a loss to find something at the 11-day event near Milwaukee. Kristi Chuckel, spokesperson with the Wisconsin State Fair, says there are 100 foods on a stick. “Every year they add a couple extras, a lot of those absolutely involve bacon.”

If you can imagine it, Chuckel says, you can probably find it — likely on a stick and possibly wrapped in bacon. She says fair-goers will also see traditional favorites — corn dogs and funnel cakes — as well as more than 70 new treats … that may or may not be on a stick.

The highly-coveted cream puff is the most popular edible item among fair-goers, Chuckel says, celebrating 90 years of the tasty delight this year. “It’s the longest continuously-selling item at the Wisconsin State Fair. So, it’s a big year for them. Last year we did around 385,000 cream puffs, and that’s just in the 11 days of the fair. You can’t get them all year ’round.”

Visit their website for gluten-free food options along with daily admission prices and discounts, parking, special needs, bag search policy, entertainment, vendors, and ways to keep informed via social media. Guests can also expect beefed up security around the area, with more support staff and security cameras, and plenty of parking and shuttles from park-and-ride lots.

The 163rd Wisconsin State Fair starts July 31st and goes through August 10th in West Allis (near Milwaukee).

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