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Wisconsin State Fair Park [edit]
640 S. 84th St.
West Allis, WI 53214
(800) 884-3247
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Armed with nearly 200 acres, State Fair Park is able to accommodate parties, activities, meetings and much more. Home to the Exposition Center, the Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, and the Products Pavilion, this park is perfect for any entertainment or business activity.
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July 29, 2014 - July 29, 2014
The Sporkies - Wisconsin State Fair

Unique new foods are commonplace at the Wisconsin State Fair, but THE SPORKIES have encouraged vendors to take their creativity to a new level. A panel of celebrity judges will choose the winner of three Golden Spork Trophies on Tuesday, July 29 at NOON. ALL items entered into the competition will be available for purchase during the Wisconsin State Fair, presented by U.S. Cellular®, Thursday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 10.
NEW this year, the final judging and presentation of The Golden Spork Award for each of the three categories will be open to the public. Finalists include:
Bacon Wrapped Cherrywood Smoked Pork Belly On-a-Stick – Saz’s Ribs
Chicken-n-Waffle Cone – Water Street Brewery
Deep Fried Maple Bacon Cookie Dough – Emma’s Cookie Kitchen
Dolce Panino (Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Gelato) – La Coppa Artisan Gelato
Grannie Smith Caramel Apple Shake – Flavorburst Ice Cream
Loaded Twister Dog – Water Street Brewery
Lulu’s Caribbean Crepes – Tropics at the Fair
Peanut Butter Bacon Bison Burger (PB3) – Exotic Meat Grill
A panel of celebrity judges will taste, deliberate and choose winners in each of the following categories: “Best Tasting,” “Most Creative” and “Grand Champion.” The celebrity judges are:
·         Joe Bartolotta, Milwaukee Restaurateur
·         Theresa Nemetz, Milwaukee Food & City Tours
·         Gilbert Brown, Super Bowl Champion and Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer
·         April Aceto, Food Blogger and Photographer of FoodnFocus.com
·         Jeff Sherman, Co-founder and President of OnMilwaukee.com


Also NEW this year, Fair guests are encouraged to participate in the judging during the Fair by sampling all of The Sporkies entries and voting for their favorites via social media or at the new Guest Services Pavilion, located on Central Avenue near Central Park and the Exposition Center. Judging for the #FairgoersFave will be open during the first several days of the Fair and the entry with the most votes will also be awarded a Golden Spork Trophy.

July 31, 2014 - Aug. 10, 2014
Wisconsin State Fair

Is there anything quite like the Wisconsin State Fair to cool down the dog days of August? For more than 160 years, Milwaukeeans have flocked to the fair to see the best of Wisconsin food, farm animals and entertainment.

As always, the Exposition Center will feature Wisconsin-centered exhibits as well as hundreds of vendors with almost every product imaginable – and air conditioning, of course.

And don't forget the cream puffs. No State Fair experience is complete without them, but you'll definitely want to save room for the deep-fried items, the food on a stick and, of course, the beer.

Where: Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis

When: July 31 -Aug. 10. Sunday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, Aug. 12: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Ticket info: Adults (12-59): $10; seniors (60+): $7; military and veterans with I.D.: $7; youth: (6-11): $6; children (5 and under): Free.

Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian age 21 or older after 5 p.m. Advance purchase discounts and other deals are listed on the website.

July 31, 2014
Phil Vasser w/ Maggie Rose

Tonight at the Main Stage at Wisconsin State Fair modern country singer-songwriter Phil Vassar will take the stage. 

He made his debut writing hit songs for notable country artists and has found continued success on country radio with hits like “Just Another Day in Paradise” and “Last Day of My Life.”

Up-and-coming country artist Maggie Rose will open the show.

Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 1, 2014
Douglas Steven Luna's Corporate Angel

50 songs to listen to: https://www.facebook.com/CorporateAngel/app_2405167945 Original Solo Artist 19 years and going strong - make sure to LIKE our Facebook or Reverbnation Band Page. Roberts and Leadfoot Stage - parallel facing the back of the Race Track seating

Aug. 1, 2014
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

Tonight at the Main State at the Wisconsin State Fair! Rain got their start back in L.A. during the 70's as an original band. They've since recorded the soundtrack for the movie Fab Four and more. All music is performed live. 

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