Today marks the glorious first day of the 2017 Wisconsin State Fair. From August 3-13, 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 Vanilla Ice, Men Without Hats, John Mellencamp, and the Mike Love-fronted Beach Boys 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 Giant Slide! Along with the As-Seen-On-TV pavilion and the smell of livestock, the big yellow slide—and its burlap-sliding patrons—is what makes the Wisconsin State Fair so delightfully random and wonderful. Watch some POV videos of people screwing around on the slide below.