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#WeWant: State Fair edition Image

#WeWant: State Fair edition

Published Sunday, Aug. 7

The Wisconsin State Fair is one of the greatest things ever. Here are just a few of the things #WeWant while we are there!

7 spots to get your cheese on at State Fair Image

7 spots to get your cheese on at State Fair

Published Saturday, Aug. 6

When you're living in the dairy state, it's only logical that you should be able to find plenty of cheese available at the State Fair. And you can. In addition to plenty of spots where you can get cheese smothered on top of burgers, tots and other dishes, here are seven great spots to get your cheese straight up and... well, usually fried.

13 new Wisconsin State Fair foods, reviewed and ranked Image

13 new Wisconsin State Fair foods, reviewed and ranked

Published Friday, Aug. 5

There are more than 80 new foods in which you can indulge at the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair. But, which ones are worth trying? We've ranked 13 of them from worst to best (13 being the worst) along with my tasting notes for your reading enjoyment.

Cranberry growers go for the gold with new State Fair stick Image

Cranberry growers go for the gold with new State Fair stick

Published Monday, Aug. 1

To coincide with the events happening in Rio de Janeiro, the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association today debuted its white chocolate-covered cranberries on a stick with red and blue icing drizzle for the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair.

You pick: Which new Wisconsin State Fair foods should we try? Image

You pick: Which new Wisconsin State Fair foods should we try?

Published Friday, July 22

We'd like to interrupt the arterial recovery you've been experiencing since the close of Summerfest with a new addition of diet-busting treats from the Wisconsin State Fair. And you can help us decide which ones we should try and review during the Fair.

11 joyful shots from the Ren Faire Image

11 joyful shots from the Ren Faire

Published Wednesday, July 20

The Bristol Renaissance Faire - which runs weekends through Labor Day - is one of the most earnest, genuine, non-ironic places, populated with some of the most earnest, genuine and non-ironic people. It is, for many, a place of joy.

Wisconsin State Fair to be featured on Travel Channel's

Wisconsin State Fair to be featured on Travel Channel's "Food Paradise"

Published Tuesday, July 19

Wisconsinites are well aware of the gut-busting delicacies available each year at the Wisconsin State Fair. But this weekend, the world will get a preview of some of the most interesting and tasty creations served up during Wisconsin's 11-day celebration.

A Summerfest 50 wish list Image

A Summerfest 50 wish list

Published Monday, July 18

We may have just now gotten our voices back from Summerfest, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to how we're going to lose them again at next year's 50th anniversary. Here are our wildest wishes for the impending Biggest Gig's Amp lineup.

Rock The Green returns, announces 2016 lineup Image

Rock The Green returns, announces 2016 lineup

Published Monday, July 18

After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up - featuring acts both local and national - and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.

I miss you already, Summerfest  Image

I miss you already, Summerfest

Published Tuesday, July 12

There's something missing this week: the energy, buzz and excitement that only Summerfest brings. As the state's economic and entertainment center, Milwaukee gets most of the love, but with healthy arteries and suburbs, everyone wins when Summerfest shines.

MKE Underground: 100 festival pick-up lines Image

MKE Underground: 100 festival pick-up lines

Published Monday, July 11

For generations, outdoor festivals have served as mating grounds for randy and romantic hopefuls. However, if you're not sure how to break the ice with someone who's rocking your festival world, OnMilwaukee offers pick-up lines that might be worth a try.

Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig Image

Recapping Summerfest 2016: The best of the Big Gig

Published Monday, July 11

Summerfest 2016 is over. While the folks behind the festival are already looking ahead to next year's big half-century celebration, we wanted to take one final glance back at the Big Gig that was: the good, the bad and the Johnny Depp.

VIDEO: Summerfest montage! Image

VIDEO: Summerfest montage!

Published Monday, July 11

Summerfest 2016 may have come and gone, but the memories will live forever - because we at OnMilwaukee took enough photos and video to fill a large hard drive.

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration Image

Sting and Peter Gabriel delight with synergistic collaboration

Published Monday, July 11

The setlist alone was a solid, sophisticated and much beloved collection of tunes that played out to a crowd who knew, and sang, virtually every word. But it was the magic made by the legends themselves that made the evening one to mark down in the record books.

The WhiskeyBelles poured out the joy at Summerfest Image

The WhiskeyBelles poured out the joy at Summerfest

Published Sunday, July 10

The WhiskeyBelles stormed the U.S. Cellular Connection Stage just a minute after 8 p.m. tonight, armored in summer dresses and cowgirl boots and strapped with stringed instruments. They put on a high-energy show that was quite possibly the epitome of good energy.