You'll find many attractions, exhibits, entertainment and food, but what's the highlight at the Wisconsin State Fair ?
You probably already know the answer to that question.
"Hands down that would be chocolate covered bacon on a stick from the Machine Shed Restaurant. It's new and it's on a stick, so people are very intrigued."
Patrice Harris, spokesperson with the Wisconsin State Fair, says there's a lot of buzz about what she calls the perfect salty-sweet snack. The Machine Shed restaurant is prepared for a lot of fair-goers seeking to satisfy their curiosity, uncertainty, and anticipation of that odd combination of flavors. Harris says there are over 40 foods on a stick , and ten are new this year.
"We have everything from Cajun sausage on a stick, to cherry pie on a stick, deep-fried crabcakes, peanut butter and jelly, mini burgers, popcorn chicken or shrimp …"
Harris is looking forward to trying the chilled cookie dough on a stick, which is meant to be dipped into a vat of either chocolate or butterscotch. These novelty foods are just the beginning. Harris points out that there are over 200 venders at the fair. Cream puffs are always a favorite, selling nearly 400,000 of them last year.
NOTE: The fair goes on through August 16th.