The next blue ribbon-winning pie at the county fair could be worth more money.
Wisconsin lawmakers are scheduled to hear a plan that will double the money available for prizes at county fairs across the state. Right now, Wisconsin’s Department of Agriculture pays up to ten- thousand dollars in prize money per fair to county fairs across the state. The new plan would raise that to 20-thousand dollars. The new plan also keeps Wisconsin’s ban on entering multiple county fairs. Though the proposal spells out that local fairs, and not the state, are responsible for setting those rules.