Countdown to the Wisconsin State Fair Prize Package Giveaway

July 24, 2013 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Recreation 

The start of the Wisconsin State Fair is just around the corner, and we’re happy to announce a daily giveaway of  Wisconsin State Fair prize packages.

As we countdown the days to the start of the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair,  we’ll be giving away a prize package to a lucky winner every day until the Fair starts!

The Wisconsin State Fair prize package contains:

  • Family Four-Pack of State Fair tickets
  • Three-Pack of Original Cream Puffs
  • A Fair Deals Bargain Book

Each State Fair prize package is valued at over $50!

The Countdown to the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair giveaway has ended. Congratulations to all of the winners! To be notified of future contests, fill out the form below to subscribe to our email newsletter.

The 2013 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 1-11. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll share ways to save money at the Fair. To read everything we have to say, read all of our Wisconsin State Fair posts.

Contest fine print. Contest may be entered once a day via Facebook or by filling out the form on our website. Winners will be notified via email, and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. No purchase necessary. Contest is open to residents of the state of Wisconsin only.

Top 5 Food Deals at the Wisconsin State Fair

August 3, 2012 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: Dining, Entertainment 

There is almost no end to the food choices at the Wisconsin State Fair. Hundreds of food vendors offer everything you can imagine from old standbys like corn on the cob and cream puffs, to unique food items like duck fajitas and deep-fried s’mores on a stick.

I visited the Fair on Opening Day with a mission to find the top food deals. There are lots of food deals, but this list represents my Top 5 Food Deals of the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair.

1.  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from the Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill

The Real Wisconsin Cheese Grill is located in the Wisconsin Products Pavilion and offers grilled cheese sandwiches with your choice of cheddar or Swiss cheese. The grilled cheese sandwiches are priced at $2 each, or three for $5. The value and quality of these sandwiches isn’t a secret, so expect a long line which typically moves quickly.

2. Cedar Crest Ice Cream Sundaes

Cedar Crest offers ice cream cones and sundaes at their location inside the Wisconsin Products Pavilion. Cedar Crest has sixteen different ice cream flavors available. A huge two-scoop waffle cone is available for only $3.50. The best value however, are the sundaes. The regular price of these gigantic sundaes is $5, which isn’t a bad price considering how big they are. To make it a great deal, use the coupon found in the Fair Deals Bargain Book to save $1.50.

(Special thank you to the nice lady who let me take a picture of her gigantic sundae.)

3. Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir Cup

The State Fair is offering a new souvenir cup in 2012. The 32-ounce cup costs $5 and comes filled with your choice of Coca-Cola products. Refills are available for just $2. The Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir Cups are available at over 100 different food vendors. Even the Root Beer Barrels that sold their own refillable cup for several years are offering the Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir cup this year. To find a participating vendor, look for the Wisconsin State Fair Souvenir Cup posters throughout the fairgrounds.

4. Freebies Throughout the Fair

If you keep your eyes open, there are lots of free samples throughout the State Fair. The Big Backyard area (just west of the Original Cream Puff Pavilion) has several freebies available. I was able to find free Mello Yello, free potato salad and ham and turkey rolls at the Kansas City Barbeque Society tent, and free Leinenkugel’s beer samples! (Apparently the free Leine’s was a one-day special). Vendors inside the Exposition Center and Wisconsin Products Pavilion offer free samples of cheese, chocolate and other products. Even if they don’t advertise a free sample, ask for one if you’re thinking about buying.

Loading up on free samples might seem like a cheapskate’s way to enjoy the Fair, but they will help curb your appetite and save money!

5. Flavored Milk from Herb’s Superb Milk House

The flavored milk from Herb Kohl’s “Herb’s Superb Milk House” is my favorite State Fair food. The milk is ice cold and priced at just 25-cents per cup. There are five varieties of flavored milk to chose from – banana, strawberry, cherry vanilla, chocolate, and root beer. The best flavor by far is root beer, which tastes like a root beer float. There is almost always at long line at Herb’s Superb Milk House, however the line typically moves fast, and even a 15-minute wait to enjoy the milk is worth it!

So, what do you think?

What are some of your favorite State Fair food deals?  Please leave a comment and let me know what else I should check out!

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Countdown to the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair Prize Package Giveaway

July 23, 2012 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Recreation 

The start of the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair is just around the corner, and we’re happy to announce a daily giveaway of  Wisconsin State Fair prize packages. As we countdown the days to the start of the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair,  we’ll be giving away a prize package to a lucky winner each day for the next 10 days!  

The Wisconsin State Fair prize package contains:

  • Family Four-Pack of State Fair tickets
  • Three-Pack of Original Cream Puffs
  • A Fair Deals Bargain Book

Each State Fair prize package is valued at over $50!

The Countdown to the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair giveaway has ended. Congratulations to our winners – Karen R., Bethany S., Julie M., Amy L., Michelle W., Samantha L., Avery B., Timothy W., Bonnie H., and Toby P. To be notified of future contests, fill out the form below to subscribe to our email newsletter.

The 2012 Wisconsin State Fair runs August 2-12.  Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll share ways to save money at the Fair.  To read everything we have to say, read all of our Wisconsin State Fair posts.

Contest fine print. Contest may be entered once a day via Facebook or by filling out the form on our website. Winners will be notified via email, and will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. No purchase necessary. Contest is open to residents of the state of Wisconsin only.

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