By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 23, 2020 at 3:09 PM

A world pandemic might stop traditional state fairs from happening this summer, but it's not going to stop Wisconsinites from getting their favorite fair foods. 

The Fair Food Drive-Thru takes place four weekends in a row, Thursday-Sunday, starting Thursday, July 23. Dozens of vendors set up on two miles of the Milwaukee Mile and State Fair Park.

Enter at State Fair Park via Gate 9 located at South 76th Street and West Pierce Street.

Each week, the available drive-thru foods change. Week one features 11 vendor stops including The Big Cheese cheese curds, pork loin sandwiches, Island Noodles, corn dogs, Rick's Pizza – including slices of dill pickle 'za – and more. Cream Puffs will be available the third weekend.

Go here for the full list of vendors selling during the four weekends and printable maps. Drive-thru hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Gates open one hour before the drive-thru begins.

After driving thru the route this afternoon, we realized the experience is about more than the food. The chance to drive on the Milwaukee Mile and through the streets of the Fair grounds, including right past the Giant Slide, was much-needed exposure to festival fun and a reminder that it's still available in the summer of 2020 – just in a different way. 

Hop in and drive the route with us:

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.