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  • Wisconsin State Fair

    West Allis, WI

    The fair in this Milwaukee suburb features big-name musicians, a sea-lion show, a daily parade and lots of contests, including hog-calling, cookie-stacking and cream puff-eating.

    It's canceled in 2020, but a Fair Food Drive-Thru will be held July 30-Aug. 2, with 40 foods from 12 State Fair vendors.


  • Iowa State Fair

    Des Moines, IA

    See a diaper derby, outhouse races and mullet contest, and don't miss the butter sculptures.


  • Irish Fest

    Milwaukee, WI

    The nation's largest Irish festival features 100 acts on 16 stages, plus children's activities, red hair and freckle contests and demonstrations by Irish dog breeds. In Henry Maier Festival Park.


  • Oronoco Gold Rush

    Oronoco, MN

    The antiques show and flea market in this friendly little village just north of Rochester off U.S. 52 includes more than 400 vendors and 1,200 booths. There's also pancakes for breakfast, homemade pie and music.


  • Bayfront Blues Festival

    Duluth, MN

    The 32nd annual music fest on the Lake Superior harbor showcases national and regional acts on three stages.


  • Blues, Brews & BBQ

    McHenry, IL

    Listen to the blues and eat barbecued foods in Petersen Park on McCollum Lake.


  • Winnie The Pooh Festival

    White River, ON

    The hometown of the famous children's-book bear celebrates with a block party, bounce houses, parades and fireworks.

    White River is on the east side of Lake Superior, on the Trans-Canada Highway between Marathon and Wawa.


  • Air & Water Show

    Chicago, IL

    The 61st annual free show features aerobatics, extreme flying and parachuting off North Avenue Beach.