From the August 9th Chicago Tribune which did a comparison of the Illinois and Wisconsin State Fairs.
This year, the Wisconsin State Fair ran from August 2-12, but, we're not going.
Liz and I used to go to the Wisconsin State Fair every year until its proximity to Chicago caused drastic price rises. Funny how the closer to Chicago you get, the more expensive everything gets. I call it the Chicago Syndrome.
We always really liked the commercial pavilion with all the neat stuff and the state pavilion featuring food from Wisconsin. We even used to get a motel room for one night and enjoy the fair two days. I also liked the 25 cent milk, in various varieties like chocolate, regular white, strawberry and others. Always a big line at this booth.
Then, of course, there was the fair's signature CREAM PUFFS!!! Oh Boy. Were those good, but we finally wised up and began splitting one.
We also saw a lot of great bands there, including Da Yoopers who used to almost always be there. Now, that was one real fun show.
Plus, the Wisconsin Fair takes place in West Allis, a suburb of Milwaukee, which is about 45 miles from here, nice and close.
Anyway, It Just Got Too Crowded and, Like I Said, Too Chicago. --RoadDog
University of Maryland Baltimore County
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