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Fazio's Popcorn Wagons, formerly owned and operated by Koepsells, have been a staple on the Henry Meir festival grounds for more than 50 years. In 2018, the Fazio family purchased the business and since then added a variety of specialty popcorn flavors such as cheese, caramel, caramel cheese, "unicorn pop," spicy white cheddar and freshly popped kettle corn.
"Additionally, we’ve added a sweet treat wagon we call Little Sweeties where you can enjoy cotton candy, lollipops, ICEEs and more," says co-owner Angelo Fazio.
Where are you usually parked/located?
Milwaukee World Festivals grounds. We have 16 wagon locations including our kettle corn location. Our kettle corn stand will also be featured at the Wisconsin State Fair for the first time this year.
What is your most popular popcorn?
Our signature, fresh-popped, white rice, gourmet popcorn is the most popular. Coming in second would be our kettle corn.
Does the Fazio family own any other eateries?
The Fazio family have owned several Milwaukee and Fort Lauderdale restaurants since the 1950s. The late 'Fazio’s on 5th' was a Milwaukee hot spot in the 1960s.
Do you offer gluten-free popcorn?
Yes, our white popcorn is gluten free and many of our specialty flavors are all gluten free, too.
If you could park your wagon anywhere in the world for one day, where would it be?
It would be wonderful and a dream of ours to give children in impoverished countries wonderful treats they may not have had the opportunity to enjoy before. Placing our wagon in an area that would bless and bring smiles to children's faces would be fantastic!
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.