Runs August 2-12. Buddy Rick got some free tickets for this weekend, but it is too crowded and we already have things to do.
FIRST HELD: October 1851, in Janesville.
OTHER HOST CITIES: Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, Madison and Watertown.
2011 ATTENDANCE: 911,000
ON THE MENU: Fat Elvis On a Stick-- deep-fried chocolate peanut butter cup dipped in banana batter and wrapped in bacon. I gained two pounds just typing that.
ENTERTAINMENT: (Ones I know, anyway) Barenaked Ladies The Band Perry, Styx and Billy Currington.
YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW: The Wisconsin Bakers Association still uses the same recipe for the fair's signature cream puff as when the item was first introduced in 1924. More than 355,000 original cream puffs were sold at the 2011 fair.
Maybe We Ought to Go. --RoadDog