It’s fair season, folks! Deep-fried food, exhilarating rides, flashing lights, fascinating magic shows, adorable petting zoos, winning oversized teddy bears in carnival games and locals coming together to celebrate the season…what’s not to like? After our 5-month winter hibernation, there’s nothing quite like Wisconsinites getting out for a good fair during the summer. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites: What: Wisconsin State Fair When: August 4-14, 2016 Where: 640 S. 84th Street, West Allis Why: Because it’s the “fairest” of them all! With performances by Shawn Mendes, Rascal Flatts, Pat Benatar, Phillip Phillips, Matt Nathanson, and the Beach
From our islands to our bluffs, our rolling farmland to our 15,000 lakes, Wisconsin is brimming with tourism treasures. Although not meant to be exhaustive, consider the following bucket list your kick-start to exploring the very best of America’s Dreamland: Take a drive down Highway 42 in Door County Catch a muskie on the world’s largest chain of freshwater lakes in Vilas County Hop on a bike and ride along the Elroy-Sparta Trail Sample deep-fried treats (and a creampuff or two!) at the Wisconsin State Fair Kayak the Apostle Island Sea Caves in Ashland and Bayfield counties (and return in the winter for a view of the
Just for you: my round-up of a few of Wisconsin’s best haunted houses, corn mazes, theater shows and more.