We'll give you a couple of clues: it's 6 feet tall and you can surprisingly win it for $4.
Carnival of AWE is set to take place this Saturday, Aug. 26, to help benefit the youth of Milwaukee with art enrichment programs.
Remember when Summerfest had rides? Here are a few stories and photos from back in the day.
It's impossible to stop thinking about the production of "Carnival" currently being staged at In Tandem Theatre, which I reviewed on opening night last week and is a fascinating example of what can happen when you stretch yourself and dream big dreams.
One of the most wonderful evenings at a theater is when the show starts on a high note and just keeps getting better and better until you get to an ending where your heart is lying on the floor and your eyes are clouded with tears. That's "Carnival."
There is nothing quite like the world of the carnies, who travel the country, state fair after state fair, luring spectators with claims of wonder and magic. And that world is coming to Milwaukee, believe it or not, in the tiny space at In Tandem Theatre.
The Memorial Weekend Classic returns to Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove next weekend. The event will include the standard races as well as a free kids' carnival called "Leroy Butler Day at the Races" on Sunday. The carnival takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. and Butler will be there promoting his anti-bullying campaign.
The Sun Fair, the South Side's largest street carnival, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30. It runs until 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 1 on Historic Mitchell Street, between 7th and 11th Streets.
Walk to the fringe of the State Fair's midway, past the Ferris wheel and the water gun games and the lemonade stand, and you'll find a large, colorful tent featuring a dozen painted signs reading "weird women" and "lizard man" and "circus oddities." We paid $5 and pulled back the flap to take a peek at a modern sideshow.
Summerfest had a slow start in the early years. Riding to the rescue was Milt Kaufman and his "Million Dollar Midway." The Midway was a cash cow and although it wasn't part of Summerfest, it operated adjacent to and at the same time as the music festival.
Today, there is not a midway at Summerfest and people have mixed opinions on whether or not it is missed. Most people, it seems, think the decision to eliminate the rides and games was a good idea, but others saw the value in the carnival component.
For $23, The Wisconsin State Fair offers fairgoers the chance to launch more than 100 feet into the air. Would you, or did you, do it?