Wisconsin Weekend: Holiday Fairs a’plenty before Thanksgiving!
The last weekend before Thanksgiving is on deck, with holiday parades, festivals, even the final Badger football home game of the season Saturday! Keep track of conditions (just look to the right on this page) and checking your local radio stations as you drive around. There are plenty of good events to check out, and it’s a great weekend to get away and explore Wisconsin! Here are a few picks:
The annual Holiday Folk Fair International, “America’s Premier Cultural Festival,” explores the customs and traditions of the world’s diverse cultures. They all come together at the Expo Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. Check out regional cuisine, enjoy lively music and dance and purchase beautifully handcrafted goods. Experience the sights sounds and tastes of the world during this 3-day event from Friday, November 17th through Sunday the 19th! It’s right at the corner of Highway 59/Greenfield Avenue & Highway 181/84th Street. I-94, I-41, U.S. 45, and Highway 100 all bring you close!
The Menomonie Fine Arts & Crafts Fair lets you enjoy the finest in arts and crafts shopping when original work takes center stage on all three floors of the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts downtown. Treat yourself to Victorian holiday decorations, jubilant music, and the magic of the season! The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts annual Fine Arts and Crafts Fair features the work of more than 30 local and regional artists and fine craftspersons. Their work includes jewelry, painting, pottery, photography, sculpture, woodwork and more. Enjoy a variety of food, and check out the town while you’re there! You can easily get to Menomonie via I-94, U.S. 12, or Highways 25 & 29.
More for your Wisconsin Weekend
There are MANY more events to check out, including Holiday on the Lakeshore in Manitowoc, UW-Parkside’s Annual Arts & Crafts Fair between Racine & Kenosha, the Madison Women’s Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, and of course home football games at Camp Randall for the Badgers against Michigan and the Packers taking on Baltimore at Lambeau. Run around during your Wisconsin weekend, explore history, enjoy parks, experience shops, trails, bars, and restaurants, and have FUN! In true State Trunk Tour fashion, Pick Some Roads and GO!!!