Governor Walker Announces $6 Million Expansion and Renovation of State Fair Park's Cream Puff Pavilion
Governor Scott Walker announced that his upcoming state budget will include a Capital Budget Request for $6 million to expand and renovate the Cream Puff Pavilion at State Fair Park.
The expansion and renovation will create a new facility worthy of the Original Cream Puff’s stature.
The facility will be used by the Wisconsin State Fair Park and the Wisconsin Baker’s Association.
expansion will allow for better visitor space inside the pavilion, additional areas for product lines on a year-round basis, and a new training center for bakery internships.
“On this chilly Wisconsin day, we can all enjoy the thought of a family trip to the fair in August,” Governor Walker said. “The Original Cream Puff is an iconic staple of the Wisconsin State Fair, and something people look forward to every year. The modernization of the Cream Puff Pavilion at State Fair Park is something Wisconsin families and visitors to our state will be able to enjoy for years to come.”
The funding for the renovation will come entirely from private gifts.
The project design and construction will be overseen by the State Building Commission and the Department of Administration. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2019 State Fair.