"Wisconsin State Fair 2009"
Today is the first day of the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair
. Located in my neighborhood (only 8 blocks from where I live), the State Fair features everything you would expect from Wisconsin -- prize-winning livestock, local beer, heart-stopping quantities of sausage, brats, fried cheese, cream puffs, etc. It's an eleven-day celebration of summer fun, and runs from August 6-16.
And to make things even more interesting, this year's unique food attraction is one you wouldn't expect: chocolate-covered bacon... on a stick. Salty and sweet, it's already become a favorite on the first day! But it's only one
of 45 unique foods on a stick offered at the Fair this year. You're probably going to have to loosen your belt a little. :)
Other foods on the stick include: cheesecake, deep-fried Oreo cookies, fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chilled cookie dough, cherry pie, Reuben sandwiches, and deep-fried cheese.
Here's to the 2009 Wisconsin State Fair! May it have beautiful weather, warm days, record crowds, and plenty of memorable fun for all!
"Fair Offers Chocolate-Covered Bacon
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"List: Wisconsin State Fair Food on a Stick
WISN News: Wisconsin State Fair