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August 1-11, 2019
168th Wisconsin State Fair
West Allis, Wisconsin
The State Fair, which annually welcomes nearly 900,000 visitors, features Ag Village with an average of 6,000-8,000 animals on display and in competition. Wisconsin's largest agricultural showcase is rounded out with educational programs on agriculture and renewable energy, milking demonstrations and much more.  Our world famous and delectably delicious Cream Puffs are a treat hundreds of thousands look forward to all year. There's no shortage of entertainment offerings with 30 FREE stages highlighting a broad range of genres.  Attendance: 900,000.

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August 3-4, 2018  Pig in the Pines: Bacon, BBQ & Bands
St. Germain, Wisconsin
The two day event will celebrate everything bacon, BBQ and bands with live music all day and night from 11:30am - 10:00pm. Feast on everything pig including pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ, succulent ribs, pork kabobs, bacon wrapped appetizers and gourmet ham sandwiches. Enjoy activities for the you and young at heart both days including Big Kid Trike Races and a boot camp inflatable obstacle course.

August 3-4, 2018  65th Annual Brat Days - Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Enjoy a brat in 'The Bratwurst Capitol of the World'. Entertainment including national acts, parade, carnival, and the Brat Eating World Championship.  Attendance: 40,000.

August 3-5, 2018 - Deer Fest - West Bend, Wisconsin
Whether you are a hard core deer hunter or just a casual whitetail enthusiast there will be something for everyone--from the “World’s Largest Deer Store” to celebrity appearances, exhibits, shooting contest and demonstrations to hundreds of huge whitetail mounts and “Deer Theater” along with all the food and drink you care to enjoy.

August 4, 2018  24th Annual Cherry Festival - Jacksonport, Wisconsin
Door County is so well known for it”s cherries and we love to celebrate them. Music, historical booth with pioneer life demonstrations, carriage rides, and cherry themed foods such as cherry pie, sundaes, and jam, cherry brats and cherry hamburgers.  Sponsored by the Jacksonport Historical Society.


August 4, 2018
28th Annual National Mustard Day & Festival
Middleton, Wisconsin
National Mustard Day is celebrated annually at the National Mustard Museum. It is a fun-filled day for the whole family and has traditionally included free hot dogs as well as music, games, other entertainment, mustard samples, and more. The Mustard Museum, now located in Middleton, has been the official sponsor of this event since 1991.

August 8-12, 2018 - Cobb Corn Roast - Cobb, Wisconsin
Parade, Sweet Corn Eating Competition, Classic Car Show, Story Telling, Water Fights, Run/Walk, Softball, Volleyball & Poker Tournaments, Open Pit BBQ Chicken & Free Sweet Corn!

August 10-11, 2018 - 30th Annual Burger Fest - Seymour, Wisconsin
Witness “The World’s Largest Hamburger Parade,”  • get your fill at the Festival Foods Hamburger Eating Contest,  • join in the who's got the "Best Burger Recipe" grill off, • check out the complete burger memorabilia collection at the Seymour Community Museum, • and take a “dip” on the famous ketchup slide.   • Festival-goers will also hear music all weekend from area bands, including members of the world famous Badger Band!  • Events also include a car show, motorcycle charity ride, 5K bun run, kid’s activities and live music.

August 11, 2018  Great Taste of the Midwest - Madison, Wisconsin
One of the premier beer festivals in the United States. On the second Saturday in August, over one hundred brewpubs and microbreweries from the Midwest come to beautiful Olin-Turville Park overlooking lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin, to share beer and good times with six thousand patrons.

August 16-19, 2018  Sweet Corn Festival - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Over 100,000 people are served 70 tons of sweet corn at the three day event. Entertainment, parade, midway, mini golf, paintless paintball and more.  Attendance: 100,000.

August 17-19, 2018 - 33rd Annual National Championship Musky Open
Eagle River, Wisconsin
A very exciting family oriented catch and release musky tournament held on 6 different lake families.

August 17-19, 2018  Holmen Kornfest - Holmen, Wisconsin
Join us the 3rd weekend in August for our  annual event, featuring great food, live bands, rides, sports competitions, and much more!

August 19, 2018  Taste of Fond du Lac in the Park
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Oven Island at Lakeside Park.

August 23-26, 2018 - Loyal Corn Festival - Loyal, Wisconsin
Held during the last weekend in August, the festival offers free corn on the cob, classic car show, pageant, run/walk, horsepull, carnival, teen dance, and one of the best parades in the area (also )


August 25, 2018
10th Annual Wine & Vine, Etc.
St. Francis, Wisconsin
The Annual Wine & Vine Etc. from 3:30-7pm is a celebration of the 100+-year-old grape arbor built in 1912. Join two Bay View traditions, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi and Groppi’s Food Market at the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi Convent Arbor, 3221 S. Lake Drive, St. Francis, Wisconsin. Wine and Vine, Etc., features superb wines, craft beers, coffee, tea and other local libations complemented by delicious food from local area restaurants and vendors; entertainment by Frogwater and other performers all inclusive in ticket cost. The beauty of the arbor and grounds make this a perfect late summer destination. Tickets are available now and will be limited to 500.

August 25-26, 2018
Grand Champion Cheese Tasting & Sale
Mukuwonago, Wisconsin
Straight from the state fair, come taste the best of the best. Enjoy samplings of Blue Ribbon award-winning artisan and specialty cheeses. Unique varieties, sampling and 10% off all cheese will be offered.  11 a.m.-3 p.m.

August 30, 2018
20th Annual Taste on Broadway
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Auto Select Taste on Broadway is the only place where the best chefs and restaurants get together! Auto Select Presents this amazing night of food, music, socializing and fun. We close the streets, open the tents, and celebrate all that our Historic Broadway District has to offer. With a crowd of over 15,000 people, this is an event you should put on your calendar! Local breweries serve their specialty crafted drafts, local wineries pour their best glass, chefs even offer up their own specialty dishes. As a premier event and fundraiser, Auto Select's Taste on Broadway promises to be the best night in Summer that Green Bay has to offer.  Attendance: 10,000.

August 31-September 2, 2018 - 26th Annual Old Time Farmfest
Fountain City, Wisconsin
This annual festival features antique tractors and farm equipment of all types and ages, classic collectors items and one of a kind items. A family orientated event in a rural  setting with something for everyone--music, food, competitions, and camping. A glimpse of historic America.

August 31-September 2, 2018  81st Wilhelm Tell Festival
New Glarus, Wisconsin
Join us as our community continues its tradition of telling the story of how Wilhelm Tell, his crossbow, and an apple helped Switzerland gain independence. Activities include the play, lantern parade, yodeling concert, and art in the park.

August 31-September 3, 2018  Calumet County Fair - Chilton, Wisconsin
Billed as the "Biggest Little Fair in Wisconsin", the Calumet County Fair is a fun family event with live music, food, kids stage, carnival rides, animals and more.  Showcasing exhibits from area youth including 4-H Clubs, FFA, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts and many other exhibitors of all ages.



events still waiting for new dates

August 7, 2012  Crazy Grazin' Day at Wisconsin State Fair
West Allis, Wisconsin
Prepare to graze your way through the Fair Park! Whether it’s just you or a group of family and friends, come hungry and ready to sample a variety of Fair foods as numerous food vendors offer delicious menu items at reduced prices.

August 16-19, 2012  Beef and Dairy Days - Whitehall, Wisconsin
Cattle show, tractor drive, music, parade and many other activities.


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events still waiting for new dates

August 12-13, 2011  Milwaukee Wine Festival - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Postponed for 2012. We hope to be back in 2013.

August 21, 2011  Celebrity Chef Tour: Minneapolis - Star Prairie, Wisc
This year's venue will be the Star Prairie Trout Farm near Star Prairie, WI. Not only is this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy a spectacular meal, you’ll also get the chance to interact with some of America's top culinary talents and ask them questions. Proceeds will go to benefit the James Beard Foundation – a nonprofit dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.

August 27, 2011  Rotary Gardens Garden Festival
Janesville, Wisconsin
Enjoy tomatoes, peppers, and lots of educational and fun displays and events at the 6th annual festival.



events still waiting for new dates

August 21, 2010  Harp & Honey Festival - Two Rivers, Wisconsin
The WI State Honey Queen will be helping serve honey & biscuits and a honey drink. There will be Celtic harp music for your enjoyment and a local beekeeper will be on hand sharing knowledge of bees and beekeeping.



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