Wisconsin is home to millions of loud and proud self-proclaimed ‘cheeseheads’, and the state churns out almost 25% of the USA’s stinky stuff. With milk, cheese and dairy aplenty, it’s not surprise that Wisconsin is labelled as America’s Dairyland. The state also offers a wealth of natural beauty, with cliffs, caves and cows aplenty. And when you’re not munching, milking or meandering, there’s a bunch of exciting festivals and events throughout the entire year.
Country USA is one of the best country music festivals in the whole of the USA. The event includes an expansive camping ground, a range of delicious American delights and loads of shopping and entertainment. But the highlight is of course the packed program of hot headliners, with five great days of the best names in the genre. It’s a muddy, messy and magnificent affair full of country fans and tremendous tunes. Previous artists here have included iconic names like Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town and loads more.
Milwaukee Summerfest is another spectacular musical spectacle, and attracts almost one million attendees each year with its claim to be the biggest music festival in the world. Over 11 days and 11 stages, hundreds of bands delight gatherers with a wide range of genres and styles. Previous artists here have included names from every corner and facet of music, including Selena Gomez, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and The Beach Boys. The event also features loads of other fun for all the family, with exhibitions, sideshows, comedy, sports, video screenings, markets, shopping opportunities, and a lip-smacking selection of food trucks, sit-down stalls and more meals and morsels than you can possibly stuff into your stomach.
More drool-inducing events are on offer throughout the year, and offer a veritable feast of sweets and treats. These include Fiesta Italiana, where you can get your fill of good-old home-cooked Italian fayre, and German Fest, with its array of sausages and steins. These festivals also offer plenty of education and tradition, so they’re not just a treat for your belly. Other cultural events throughout the state celebrate the food and culture of Mexico, Ireland and Africa.