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Yes, you can get a cream puff (and so much more) at the State Fair drive-thru this weekend. (PHOTO: Molly Snyder )

Here's the menu for week 3 of the State Fair drive-thru - now with cream puffs

The Wisconsin State Fair may be canceled this year, but digging into deep-fried treats and classic fair foods is right on schedule thanks to the new State Fair Necessities initiative and its new fair food drive-thru, opening back up for the third of four weekends of feasting on Thursday, Aug. 6.

Starting at 4 p.m. on Thursday and running through Sunday, Aug. 9, the drive-thru will open up the fairgrounds for cars to drive through and pick up special favorites from a weekly rotating batch of State Fair vendors – this week including items like the famous ribeye steak sandwich, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, cheese curds, Saz's sampler platter and, yes, those classic State Fair cream puffs.

Here are the fourteen vendors cooking at Wisconsin State Fair Park this week along with what classic treats and delectable eats they'll be serving:

Charlie's Great Food

  • Philly cheese steak – $9
  • Polish sausage – $8.50
  • Hot dog – $3.50
  • Kids meal – $7.50 (hot dog, fries or applesauce, juice box or small soda and frisbee)
  • Corn dog – $5 for regular, $8 for jumbo
  • Chicken strip basket with fries – $11
  • Smoked jumbo turkey leg – $12
  • Smoke pork loin on a stick – $8.50
  • Fresh cut fries – $5
  • Ribbon fries – $8
  • Fries toppings – .50 cents each (cheese, chili, bacon, chives, ranch, sour cream and jalapeños)
  • Coca-Cola fountain products – $5 for 32 oz.
  • Dasani bottled water – $3

Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association

  • Famous ribeye steak sandwich – $10 (limited supply; first come, first served)
  • 1/4 lb. hamburger – $6
  • 1/4 lb. cheeseburger – $6
  • Double hamburger – $8
  • Double cheeseburger – $8
  • Jumbo 1/4 lb. beef hot dog – $5
  • Chips – $2
  • Dasani bottled water – $3

Wisconsin Potatoes

  • Baked potato – $6 for one, $15 for three (toppings include cheese sauce, bacon, salsa, sour cream and chives)

Badger Corn

  • Roasted corn on the cob – $4 for one ear, $20 for six ears
  • Buttered roasted corn in a cup – $7
  • Mexican-style street corn in a cup (roasted corn, mayo, lime, cotija cheese and chili arbol) – $7
  • Wisconsin-style corn in a cup (roasted corn, bratwurst slices and sauerkraut) – $7

Rick's Pizza

  • Pickle pizza slice – $7
  • Cheese pizza slice – $6
  • Pepperoni pizza slice – $6
  • Coca-Cola bottled products – $3 for 16 oz., $4.50 for 32 oz.
  • Dasani bottled water – $3

Rick's Elephant Ears

  • Elephant ear – $7
  • Funnel cake – $7
  • Fruit toppings – $2
  • Deep-fried Oreos – $7
  • Coca-Cola fountain products – $3 for 16 oz., $4.50 for 32 oz.
  • Dasani bottled water – $3

Catalano's Old Fashioned Lemonade

  • Fresh-squeezed lemonade – $4 for 16 oz., $7 for 32 oz.

Dr. Vegetable

  • Deep-fried veggie bucket (broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onion rings, zucchini and fried pickle spears) – $12
  • Bucket refill (show souvenir bucket and get refill in disposable tray) – $7
  • Deep-fried veggie combo (broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, onion rings and zucchini) – $9
  • Deep-fried pickle spears – $8

Official FairWear by TSMGI

  • Swag bag (one "Stickin' It To 2020" white t-shirt – sizes SM to 3XL – one cream puff mask, one 2020 lapel pin and one "Stickin' It To 2020" full color decal) – $30

Saz's and Milwaukee Pretzel Co.

  • BBQ pulled pork sandwich (served with sour cream and chive fries) – $9
  • Baby back rib dinner (includes ribs, cole slaw and smoked baked beans) – $12 for a half-rack, $17 for a full rack
  • Sampler combo platter (cheese curds, mozzarella sticks and sour cream and chive fries) – $3.50
  • Leinie's-battered white cheddar cheese curds – $7
  • Mozzarella marinara sticks – $4.50 for two sticks, $8.50 for four sticks
  • Original Bavarian pretzel – $4
  • Cinnamon sugar pretzel – $5
  • Jumbo Bavarian pretzel – $11
  • Wisconsin beer cheese dip – $1
  • Door County cherry cream cheese dip – $1

Mille's Italian Sausage

  • Italian sausage sandwich – $6.25
  • Mille's one-pound frozen sausage tray (includes five uncooked frozen sausage links) – $6

Brad & Harry's Cheese Curds

  • Original deep-fried cheese curds – $8
  • Garlic deep-fried cheese curds – $9
  • Bucket of cheese curds (choice of original or garlic) – $18
  • Dasani bottled water – $3

Lori's Sugar Shack

  • Cotton candy – $6
  • Caramel apple – $5
  • Candy apple – $5
  • Sno cone (flavors include cherry and blue raspberry) – $4
  • Homemade caramel corn – $5
  • Buttered popcorn – $6
  • Dasani bottled water – $3

Curbside Cream Puffs

  • Three-pack cream puffs – $12
  • Six-pack cream puffs – $22
  • Three-pack blue ribbon brownies – $12
  • Sixpack blue ribbon brownies – $22
  • Three-pack chocolate chip cookies – $9
  • Six-pack chocolate chip cookies – $18
  • Gift pack (six-pack cream puffs, insulated tote and bobblehead) – $35
  • Insulated tote – $10
  • Cow hats – $10
  • Cravin' bobblehead – $10

The curbside cream puffs will be available at State Fair Park Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. as well as Sunday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. To make sure you snag yourself some cream puffs, be sure to pre-order your pack from their website (yes, the cream puffs have their own website) or by calling 414-266-7111, as there will be a limited supply available to those without a preorder.

And if you're driving through for cream puffs on Thursday, Aug. 6 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., be sure to bring four cans of peaches or pears to donate to the Wells Fargo Food Donation Drive, in support of the Hunger Task Force. Each person who donates four cans (or more!) will receive a free ticket to the 2021 Wisconsin State Fair, limited to the first 10,000 participants. So fill up on good deeds as well as good eats this Thursday!

As for the rest of the drive-thru, the State Fair foodie freeway will be open on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 4-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7-8 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Gates at the drive-thru will open an hour in advance of the event, and cars should enter at Gate 9, found at S. 76th St. and W. Pierce St. For more information and instructions on the State Fair drive-thru, click here.

For a spin through the drive-thru itself, click here to wheel through with us – but make sure to make a trip for yourself this weekend and be sure to stay tuned for the final week!


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