Today marks the glorious first day of the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair. From August 1-11, hundreds of 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 REO Speedwagon, Melissa Etheridge, and some of the 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 midway—a.k.a. Spin City. It’s filled with countless attractions, games, and rides that absolutely-completely-110% safe! Don’t believe us on the last bit? Then travel through time (via YouTube) and watch oodles of local TV news reports on how the State Fair rides are indeed absolutely-completely-110% safe. Seriously: they’re safe. They’re inspected. They’re inspected again. They’re inspected again. The State Fair (and WISN and TMJ4) ain’t messing around. Enjoy!