164th Wisconsin State Fair Opens

11-Day Celebration Underway in Wisconsin

The State Fair has opened its 11-day celebration of Wisconsin agriculture with competition in everything from the finest miniature donkey to the tastiest pie.

Gates open daily at 8 a.m. at State Fair Park in suburban Milwaukee. 

Try a cream puff or grilled alligator legs, take a run down the 200-foot slide on a burlap bag, stroll through the barns that house hundreds of animals or take a spin on more than 50 amusement rides.

New this year are some animals not typically found at a state fair.

A traveling sea lion show will entertain the crowds.

Organizers say more than one million people visit the fair each year.

The event runs through August 16th.

For more information you can visit their website.

Across the border in Minnesota their state fair starts August 27th and runs until September 7th.

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