Wisconsin State Fair


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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. more

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

On Music

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

On Music

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. more


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

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

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Longtime Summerfest board member Howard Schnoll recalls the birth and evolution of Summerfest over the past 50 years. more

News Features

As we enter the new year, a number of Milwaukee restaurants are going through major renovations. more

Brew City Booze

The Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association is set todebut a new food at this year’s Wisconsin State Fair. The white chocolate-coveredcranberries on a stick with red, white and blue icing were made to coincidewith the Olympic games.. more

Around MKE

Dear Ruthie gives advice to someone who’s jealousy over his partner’s work friend is showing and describes several local events of potential interest to members of the LGBT community. more

Hear Me Out

Photo Courtesy Connie Ma, Flickr CCThe WisconsinState Fair can only mean one thing: food. I eat my way througheach year. And while seeing some animals, maybe a horse pull in the coliseumand whatever the hawkers are selling are part of the .. more

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James Bawden and Ron Miller were journalists with a love forold Hollywood and a knack for gaining interview3s with the stars from thegolden age. Many of those interviews, conducted from the 1960s through the‘80s, are collected.. more

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This year Shepherd Express will hold its 3rdannual Woman Up! Health andLifestyle Expo presented by AuroraHealth Care. On Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Wisconsin State Fair ExpoCenter will play home to a d.. more

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The attendance tallies for the Wisconsin State Fair are in, and they're impressive. This year the event drew about a million people, more than Summerfest. So why doesn't it attract the same kind of media coverage and attention that Summerfest does.. more

On Music

Old school hip-hop pioneers Salt-N-Pepa promised an experience Saturday night at their Wisconsin State Fair show.


Concert Reviews

Irish Fest gets rolling, while Kenny Rogers and Salt-N-Pepa do the Wisconsin State Fair and the Goo Goo Dolls catch a Brewers game. more

This Week in Milwaukee


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The fear of heights is one of the most common phobias.  The idea of free falling from high above the ground evokes a sense of dread.  So when someone is courageous enough to take a risk and conquer that fear, it creates edge of the seat entertainm.. more

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Maggie Vaughn, Shepherd Express

It's that wonderful time of year again, when people come together over their love of cream puffs, washed up 90s bands and auctioning cattle. As per usual, crazy fair foods are making the headlines,,Eat/Drink more