Today marks the glorious first day of the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair. From August 4-14, thousands upon thousands of proud Wisconsinites will flock to the State Fair Grounds in West Allis to take in all the sights, sounds, and calories the fest has to offer. Want to watch some racing pigs? The State Fair has you covered. Want to catch Rascal Flatts, Berlin, Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, Color Me Badd, and those two guys from The Turtles live on stage? The State Fair has your back. Want to throw caution to the wind and eat some butter-dipped butter on a deep-fried pile of butter-dipped kangaroo meat or whatever? You know the drill.

Oh, and don’t forget about the bodybuilding competitions! Along with the As-Seen-On-TV pavilion and the booth where you can renew your hunting and fishing license, the bodybuilding competitions are what make the Wisconsin State Fair so delightfully random and wonderful. To prep you for all the flexing, posing, and posing oil you’ll likely see during the next 11 days, watch some videos below.

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Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.