The History Of Wisconsin Fairs

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A sea of people pass by colorful signs for different food booths.
Guests pass by booths selling food at the Wisconsin State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in West Allis, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Wisconsin has been holding county fairs since 1842 – six years before we became a state. We talk about the history of fairs in our state with one of Wisconsin’s favorite historians and authors, Jerry Apps.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Jill Nadeau Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Jerry Apps Guest

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