Features on the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair

State Fair historian Jerry Zimmerman has attended the fair 88 of his 90 years. His goal is to create a year-round exhibit celebrating the fair's history. Read more

A&E Feature


Photo credit: Billy Cicerelli

WMSE sound engineer Billy Cicerelli, “Mr. Fair” to his friends, shares the secrets of spending well over a 100 hours at the Wisconsin State Fair each year. Read more

A&E Feature

Although the Wisconsin State Fair has myriad foods that draw throngs of people every year, the Original Cream Puff is THE iconic food item at the State Fair, as well as the longest running food item. Read more


While Summerfest prides itself as the area’s premier summer festival, the Wisconsin State Fair regularly draws more attendees, offering a little something for almost everybody. Read more

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