With its gently rolling hills and modern cities, Wisconsin is a diverse state with opportunities for all types of visitors. The cities of Milwaukee and Madison offer visitors a wide choice of urban attractions, including museums, festivals and abundant shopping. Visitors who favor a more rustic getaway will find plenty of destinations in Wisconsin's rivers, lakes and forests.
For one three-day weekend each June, America's Dairyland puts away their milking pails and cuts loose at the annual Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival in Little Chute. With live music, baking and cheese carving competitions, children's games and petting zoos, there's something for everyone in the family.
Held in late June, Polish Fest is one of the many reasons why Milwaukee is a 'City of Festivals'. Filled with excitement and activity, you'll find strolling minstrels, old-world crafts, historic exhibits, delicious Polish food, and music. Celebrate Polish heritage by engaging your senses in a beautiful outdoor setting. Make sure to wear your sunscreen because you won't want to miss a minute of Polish Fest.
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Nothing goes together quite like country music and camping. Every year in late June, thousands of music fans descend on a 380-acre natural amphitheater in picturesque Cadott, WI, for 4-days of live performances by some of country music's biggest stars.
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For one weekend in July and November, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art converts Capitol Square into a festive atmosphere of music, entertainment, and art. The festivities return in mid-November when the beautiful spaces of MMoCA and the Overture Center for the Arts are filled with artists, food vendors, and holiday cheer.
Late July provides the setting for the Lumberjack World Championships which showcase the skills of 200 genuine lumberjacks from around the world in a competition of strength and expertise. With over 12,000 spectators at the three-day event, it remains a favorite in Wisconsin where timber cutting and lumberjacking is deeply rooted.
Hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from around the world flock to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the last week of July for the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture event. Billed as "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," each year brings plenty of classic planes, daily air shows, high-flying aerobatics, demonstrations, and educational forums.