The Fairest of Them All

the Northern Wisconsin State Fair's fun and fried food

Sammy Gibbons, photos by Kelsey Smith |

Throw your legs in the air like you just don’t care.
Throw your legs in the air like you just don’t care.

The Northern Wisconsin State Fair features everything you and the family can hope for in a summer day. Your favorite carnival rides, an abundance of fried food and cold beverages, and much more will be available during five-day event. Live entertainment can be found all over the fairgrounds, including four headlining musical acts that will fancy your earbuds on the main stage: Beatles tribute band The Fab Four, country crooner Jon Pardi, classic rock legacy The Guess Who, and soulful country group The Charlie Daniels Band. Three smaller stages will feature local talents and singing competitions. Dozens of buildings on the mile-long midway will feature exhibits and competitions, ranging from animal shows to the best fair food contest. Fair-goers can participate in brand new additions to the fair: For kiddos ages 5-15, there’s a brand new LEGO building competition, and a wine tasting for those of legal drinking age that need a break. Educational experiences like meeting Wisconsin beekeepers, and shopping opportunities provided by numerous new vendors will be basically endless. Everyone will find something they enjoy eating, doing, or seeing at this summer tradition.

2016 Northern Wisconsin State Fair • July 13-17, 9am-7pm • Northern Wisconsin State Fair, 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls • Admission $6-10 (varies based on day and time, different for certain events) • (715) 723-2861 • 

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