Nik Wallenda to attempt tightrope stunt at Wisconsin State Fair
The Wisconsin State Fair has announced daredevil Nik Wallenda will attempt his longest tightrope walk ever in Wisconsin this summer. Wallenda will traverse a 1,560 feet long wire placed ten stories above the Milwaukee Mile on August 11th.
As a member of the famous Flying Wallendas, founded by his grandfather Karl Wallenda in the 1920s, Wallenda is no stranger to death-defying stunts. He walked across a wire 1,500 feet above a river in Arizona in June 2013, becoming the first person to cross the gorge near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on a tightrope. Last year, Wallenda made headlines when he performed a tightrope walk between two skyscrapers 600 feet above downtown Chicago, partly blindfolded.
Tickets for the show at State Fair Park go on sale Tuesday, march 31st at 10:00 a.m. online and at the Fair Ticket Office. The 2015 Wisconsin State Fair will take place Thursday, August 6th through Sunday, August 16th.