This year, August 4th kicks off a favorite Wisconsin tradition – the 11-day, 165th annual Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis. Since 1851, the Fair has celebrated the Badger State with a wide variety of attractions for the families of Wisconsin and for tourists. The Fair has also the home to many important moments in Wisconsin history; in 1859, Abraham Lincoln gave the annual oration and advised farmers to embrace new methods of agriculture, with the goal of raising the standard of living.
For many people, the real attraction of the Fair is the wide assortment of food and drink, including the fan-favorite – cream puffs. In 1924, a joint venture between the Wisconsin State Fair Park and the Wisconsin Bakers Association established the Dairy Bakery to promote Wisconsin’s dairy products. This collaboration also marked the birth of the first Fair cream puff, which remains a huge success, judging by the lines of fair-goers waiting to purchase one!
Please learn more about fair here, but also plan a trip out to the great Badger State this summer!