This past week, the Wisconsin State Fair was held in West Allis. For the second year in a row, over 1 million attendees participated in festivities throughout the 11 days of operation. The New Berlin Lions Club was a part of the record-breaking fair with their famous Wisconsin grown corn. It is estimated that during their time at the fair, they roasted and served over 107,000 ears of corn.
The club has been roasting corn since they were first offered the opportunity at the Butler Lions Frontier Days celebration in 1957. The operation has gone through major changes in nearly 60 years, but the reason to keep coming back has remained the same: to return more money to the needs of their community. Great job, New Berlin Lions!
It may be the middle of August, but summer is not over yet. If you’ve been longing for a taste of buttery, sweet corn or to take a ride on a ferris wheel, there is still time. Below is a list of fairs happening around our state, including one right down the road from the Lions Pride office*:
Wednesday, August 13, to Sunday, August 17
Thursday, August 14, to Sunday, August 17
Tuesday, August 19, to Sunday, August 24
Head of the Lakes
Wednesday, August 20, to Sunday, August 24
Thursday, August 21, to Sunday, August 24
Friday, August 22, to Sunday, August 24
Wednesday, August 27 to Monday, September 1
Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1
Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1
*Portage County Fair held in Rosholt
Wednesday, September 3 to Sunday, September 7
Wednesday, September 10 to Sunday, September 14
Friday, September 26, to Sunday, September 28
Milwaukee County Fair
Links and more information on Wisconsin Fairs can be found here.
Will you plan on attending a fair yet this summer?
What’s your favorite part?