Stories tagged: "012 EVENTS"

There are a few weigh-ins in the state. One of them is at the Altoona Ginormous Pumpkin Festival, where growers are competing for a top prize of $5,555, as the festival is in its fifth year. Photo courtesy Jim Suchanek
Go Big or Go(urd) Home: Giant Pumpkin Growers Compete for Wisconsin’s Top Prize

Every year, growers from across the state enter their colossal pumpkins in Altoona’s Ginormous Pumpkin Festival, hoping to have grown the heaviest. Fond du Lac’s Tom Montsma took home the top prize and set the state record at last year’s Altoona Ginormous Pumpkin Fest. So, what did his giant gourd weigh? A whopping 2,046 pounds!...

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Blue Supermoon: A Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Celestial Event

Witness the spectacle of a blue supermoon on August 30. A blue supermoon is a rare celestial phenomenon that graces the sky once in a blue moon.

Pig Pals at Northern WI State Fair
Here Are 5 Things That Set the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Apart from That Big Event in West Allis

New barns at the Chippewa Falls fairgrounds replace structures dating back more than 100 years. Also this weekend: No shortage of rumbling from concerts to Harleys.

Julia Otis pictured bottom row, fourth from left
ISO Friendship: How One Wisconsin Woman Is Using Facebook To Find Real Friends.

From Appleton to Austin and back, 24-year-old Julia Otis has been on the move since childhood. Now–she’s created a space she wish she had her whole life.