Preparations for fair animals, world record cream puff
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WEST ALLIS - With less than 24 hours to go until the 160th State Fair, Johnny Welde puts the final touches on his canopy, before bringing his eight brown bears into the spotlight.
“They do a little show and they're on display - that's a waterfall and a swimming pool - like a giant Jacuzzi for the bears,” Welde says.
It's Welde's first time at the Wisconsin State Fair-and he's excited.
“When the people are here during the day, they usually see three different variations of bear shows,” he says.
It's not just the bears who are planning to show off.
Organizers say they'll set a Guinness world record - another first for the fair.
“Yes we are. We’re going to be doing a big giant cream puff,” David Schmit with the fair says.
Even though the giant cream puff hasn't been made, it will be at least three feet in diameter and take four hours to make.
“The minimum requirement is 50 to set a record - so where it finishes is that and 105 pounds,” he says.
But, if you want to eat a cream puff that fits in your mouth those will be ready to go when the fair opens.
Now even though this part of the fair isn't open to the public. This is the place to be because these are the ends to the cream puffs and they just smell so good.
Last year they sold 350,000 cream puffs.