From award-winning to downright adorable, the animals at the state fair are not to be missed.
When determining what makes an animal the cutest, there are many factors that have to be considered. It’s easy to get caught up in all the baby animals that are featured at the Wisconsin State Fair. It’s common to hear small children who are infatuated by the tiny, energetic creatures, ask their parents, “Can we buy a baby [insert farm animal here]?”
However, there are other ways the animals at the state fair wiggle their way into the fair-goers’ hearts. Sometimes it’s when their personality is on display. That’s what happened when the Milwaukee Magazine Staff stumbled across Molly the Nigerian Dwarf goat from the Rainbow Ridge Farm.
Immediately, Molly was posing for our photographer, standing front and center of her cage, making sure we got all her good angles, and making sure all the other goats were out of her way.
According to David Pehl, one of the leaders for the La Crosse 4-H Goat Project, the six-month-old goat’s energy led them to create a custom stall by placing an extra gate on top of her cage.
“She can be quite an escape artist,” Pehl said. “It’s always so nice to see appreciation towards the goats because everyone wants to see the cows or the pigs when they come to the fair, but the goats are energetic and are just as much fun to see, too.”
Some other adorable animals at the fair had cool owners to help show them off. Swiss Miss the Brown Swiss Cow is owned by first year State Fair competitor Samantha Nelson. Swiss Miss had a beautiful, soft and even gray coat.
Lastly, Jack Edwards’ pig was an adorable sight to see getting all prepped for the showmanship show for the fair. It turns out that even pigs need to condition their hair, too!
The animals of the State Fair are a fun sight for fair-goers to gawk at. There is always some action going on to check out at the livestock barns for everyone of all ages.