Wisconsin State Fair

The Wisconsin State Fair's Main Stage headliner calendar is filling in. Read more

On Music

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The Isley Brothers will be joined by The Commodores on Aug. 10, and REO Speedwagon kicks off the fair on Aug. 1. Read more

On Music

They're a country act, an oldies act and a Christian act. Read more

On Music

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Ruthie encourages readers with the motto from her new YouTube series “Camp Wannakiki”—“Amp up your camp!” Read more

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Alice Cooper delivered a characteristically over the top performance for his return to the Wisconsin State Fair. Read more

Concert Reviews

The Wisconsin State Fair returns while Center Street Daze captures Riverwest at its finest and a new festival debuts at the Summerfest grounds. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

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

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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


Have you ever had Deep-Fried Spinach Lasagna Bites? How about Pig Candy Cannoli or The PorkSTACKular? The Wisconsin State Fair’s unusual food offerings have become a main attraction, drawing a multitude of hungry fairgoers with adventurous appetites. Read more


Creativity abounds at the Wisconsin State Fair’s culinary competitions, and amateur bartenders have long enjoyed pouring their originality into the cocktail contests. This year's featured cocktail concept is the Milwaukee Mule. Read more



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The activities that have come to define Summerfest are but a fraction of what the festival was intended to include and its overall mission. Read more

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Foreigner and The Temptations with The Four Tops will round out the Wisconsin State Fair's 2018 headliner lineup. Read more

On Music

Fresh off of their final album, TLC will be joined by openers En Vogue. Read more

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Using family recipes and her own innovation, Jeanine Becker crafts delicious jams and jellies for her business Madam J’s Stick Fingers Jams and Jellies. Read more


Riverwest celebrates with one of Milwaukee’s most underrated street festivals, while the Wisconsin State Fair kicks off. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

The State Fair itself recognizes that food is the big draw for a lot of people, and encourages the innovation with the annual Sporkies awards. Eight finalists have been chosen, and the winner will be determined by a group of judges during t... Read more

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Wisconsin State Fair communications director Kristi Chuckel on the fair’s famous cream puffs. Read more


Ken Wolfe of Howling Wolf Gourmet Foods is a chef who brought his own unique take on barbecue through Howling Wolf BBQ sauces and rubs. Read more

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