The Wisconsin State Fair takes place for 11-days each summer, usually in early August and on
occasion it kicks off at the tail end of July. The 2011 Fair will mark 160 years of presenting one of the most family-friendly and affordable entertainment experiences of Wisconsin’s summer season. Fairgoers of all ages will again come together to celebrate storied traditions and start new ones, Thursday, August 4 through Sunday, August 14.
One of the favorite traditions for Fairgoers is enjoying the highly anticipated Cream Puff! The longest selling item at the Fair originated with the Wisconsin Bakers Association who began selling the famous Cream Puffs in 1924. The Original Cream Puff Pavilion is located in the heart of the park, west of Central Mall. The Cream Puffs are a tradition and a Fair “must”, which is why hundreds of thousands are sold each year!
In recent years, the Fair has drawn nearly 900,000 people through its gates, many of whom return for the unbeatable experience and fun. Memories and stories that have been established over generations are passed on, relived and celebrated at the tradition known as the Wisconsin State Fair. Agriculture continues to be a central focus of the Fair today, and will into its future. On an annual basis Fairgoers will be able to see 7,000-10,000 different animals exhibited during the 11-day run. While there are new introductions to each year’s Fair, some of the traditions of days past remain, becoming traditions for each new generation that experiences the Wisconsin State Fair.