Wisconsin State Fair and other important dates
The Wisconsin State Fair starts its annual 10 day run on August 4th. Cream puffs, cheese curds, ice cream, brats, corn on the cobb and lots of food on a stick are all here. Judging of cattle, horses, pigs and feathered friends can be enjoyed each day.
The Wisconsin State Fair certainly has a reputation for unique and unusual foods, which is why they created an Annual Food Competition, The Sporkies. Each year eight finalists are selected from several dozen entries, and a panel of celebrity judges chooses the recipients of three Golden Spork Awards
The first Friday in August, this year it is the 5th, is International Beer Day. In Wisconsin it is not yet a state holiday but is celebrated with gusto reflecting our German heritage and long brewing history. Wisconsin’s largest brewers are Miller in Milwaukee, Minhas in Monroe, New Glarus Brewing and Stevens Point Brewing. However the craft beer industry is growing and Wisconsin is now home to 70 members of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.
August 6th is National Mustard Day and will be celebrated in downtown Middleton, Wisconsin at the National Mustard Museum.
August 10th is National S’mores Day celebrating that wonderful creation enjoyed around campfires all across Wisconsin.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin has just completed the annual Experimental Aircraft Association show that draws hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of airplanes. Aircraft enthusiasts love the opportunity to experience the aviation marvels. The EAA grounds also are the location of an aircraft museum.
Edible Antics is traveling this week to Sheboygan and Taylor counties in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Fair. We are finding the special Supper Clubs, bakeries, meat markets, breweries, bike trails, wineries, bed and breakfasts, parks, attractions and anything we think you might enjoy in each county we visit. We’ll post for you our Edible Antics recommended stops for each county.