Press Release: Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Kicking off the 172nd Wisconsin State Fair

Office of Governor Tony Evers
Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Kicking Off the 172nd Wisconsin State Fair
Audio File of Radio Address.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address kicking off the first day of the 172nd Wisconsin State Fair.

Hey there, folks. Governor Tony Evers here.

Today, I’m jazzed to help kick off the first day of the 2023 Wisconsin State Fair!

For 172 years now, this celebration has showcased Wisconsin’s proud agricultural tradition and is a reflection of many of the industries, professions, and pastimes that have made Wisconsin what it is today!

From the live performances of the Kids from Wisconsin to the Wisconsin Products Pavilion to the Livestock Auction and the Cream Puff Pavilion, there is truly something for everyone.

And I should know!

This year, my wife Kathy and I are celebrating our 54th year of coming to the fair together with our friends and family.

And what makes the State Fair so special each year is that there’s always something new to try, like a new food or a ride or an exhibit, but most of all, at least for Kathy and me, it’s the traditions that always stay the same.

Like taking a trip down the giant slide, checking out the prize-winning cattle and student art, seeing what must-have, can’t-live-without gadgets are at the Exposition Center, catching a show on the main stage, and of course, in our case, eating way too many cream puffs.

For 11 days, Wisconsinites and visitors from all over come together to celebrate all that makes our state unique.

It’s a celebration of Wisconsin’s culture, heritage, and most importantly, the people that make our state so special.

So, whether you’re traveling 20 miles or 200 miles to visit, I’m wishing everyone the best of a safe, fun State Fair.

There really is no place like it, and I can’t wait to see everyone on the grounds!
An online version of this release is available here.