Wisconsin State Fair: Favorite Food on a Stick

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.

#2 Cheesecake

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. 

Have a tasty time at the Wisconsin State Fair, and if you find a new favorite food on a stick, share the fun with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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