If you are looking for something fun and wholesome to do with the family in the summer, consider taking a trip to one of the numerous Midwest state fairs. There are so many activities to see and do at a state fair that every member of the family should find something of interest.
There are wonderful family memories to be made at a state fair and I am personally fond of a few of the Midwest state fairs just because that is where I grew up. There are so many animals, rides, entertainment and of course the food! The Midwest state fairs are really an experience and taking the family to a state fair will make for an exciting day or even an exciting week if you choose to make a trip to a Midwest state fair an extended vacation!
Although I have not attended all the Midwest state fairs, the ones that I have attended have proved to be well worth the trip and my eventual goal is to make it to all the Midwest state fairs.
Here you will find the dates, location, and information about a few of the 2010 Midwest state fairs which includes: Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.
Wisconsin State Fair
Dates: Thursday, August 5-Sunday, August 15, 2010
Hours: Gate Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-11:00pm, Friday-Sunday 8:00am-12:00am, Final Sunday: 8:00am-9:00pm *Check times on website for outdoor exhibitors and Midway* Buildings: Daily: 9:00am-10:00pm, Final Sunday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: 640 South 84th Street West Allis, WI 53214
Lyle Lovett, The Spirit of Michael Jackson Laser Show, Jordin Sparks, Third Day, Steve Miller Band, Montgomery Gentry, Three Dog Night and Bret Michaels
Illinois State Fair
Dates: Thursday, August 12-Sunday, August 22, 2010
Hours: Fairgrounds: 7:00am-Midnight and Buildings: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: 801 Sangamon Avenue Springfield IL 62706
Schedule of Events in Order of Date:
Preview Night, County Fair & Horse Racing Day, City of Springfield/Local Officials Day, Veterans Day, Senior Citizen Day/Scout Day, Agriculture Day, Governor’s Day, Republican Day, Futures for Kids Day, Park District Conservation Day and Family Day
Minnesota State Fair
Dates: Thursday, August 26-Monday, September 6, 2010
Hours: Fairgrounds: 6:00am-Midnight (Labor Day-Closes at 10:00pm) and Buildings: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: 1265 North Snelling Avenue St.Paul, MN 55108
Schedule of Events:
Thrifty Thursday(08/26), Seniors & Kids Day(08/30), Ticket Deal Tuesday(08/31), Seniors Day(09/2) and Kids Day(09/06)
The Wisconsin State Fair, Illinois State Fair and Minnesota State Fair have all been equally enjoyable, there are aspects of each fair that I favor. The Midwest state fairs are great fun for the family and provide wonderful experiences for each family member!