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Wisconsin State Fair: Favorite Food on a Stick
Last Updated: 8/2/2013
Every year, the Wisconsin State Fair brings the best of Wisconsin to West Allis for 11 days of great entertainment, wacky events, wholesome fun, and more delicious food than you could throw a beer-battered, bacon-wrapped cheddar hot dog on a stick at.
This year’s fair, running August 1-11, will offer a number of brand new attractions:
Garden Walk – a self-guided walk through the fair’s diverse gardens
Sporkies – a competition of unique and unusual food creations
The Great American Duck Race – a companion to the ever-popular pig races
White Tiger Discovery – an educational program starring tigers and their keepers
Wild About Monkeys – an interactive exhibition featuring trained baboons
And among the 70 new items on State Fair menus in 2013, 21 are served on a stick for your fairground-wandering convenience. So where’s a hungry fairgoer to begin? We asked our Facebook fans about their favorite fair foods on a stick, and the results ranged from classics to relative newcomers. Drum roll please….
#6 Frozen Banana
…dipped in chocolate and sprinkles, of course. Find yours at Sidewalk Sundae.
#5 Fried Cheese
If you could eat Wisconsin on a stick, it would probably taste like this. Try it at Crutchee’s Corn Dogs.
#4 Deep-Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly
Deep frying may be the only way to improve on this classic – that, and putting it on a stick. Pick one up at the Machine Shed.
#3 Chocolate-Covered Bacon
You could make a day of eating bacon foods at the State Fair. Don’t miss this one, also at the Machine Shed.
If you’re partial to the chocolate-covered variety, visit Granny’s Cheesecake & More or Sidewalk Sundae. If you prefer your cheesecake deep fried, head to Granny’s or Joey’s Seafood & Grill.
#1 Corn Dog
This old-school food on a stick just can’t be beat. And there are as many corn dog vendors as there are days of the fair: 3-B Corn Dogs, Adeline’s Corn Roast, B&H Amusements, Charlie’s Concessions, Crutchee’s Corn Dogs, The Donut Family, Jack’s French Fries, L&M Concessions, Saz’s Miller High Life Paviolion, Star Lite Pub & Café, and Super Dog.Fairs & Festivals