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Get those cheesehead jokes out of your system now, because while the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival may take place a scant 20 miles from the Packers' home turf, there's more going on here than funny hats. Launched in 1988 with a taste test in which the pride of Wisconsin handily took top honors against an upstart from New York, this annual three-day celebration features cheese-curd-eating contests for both local dignitaries and fairgoers, cheese-carving demos, a cheesecake competition, a parade, and free tastings of the many spreads, curds, and chunks submitted by 20 or so regional producers. Not for the lactose intolerant. Fri 6/2, 4:30 PM-midnight, Sat 6/3, 10 AM-midnight, and Sun 6/4, 8 AM-5 PM, Doyle Park, Little Chute, Wisconsin, 920-788-7390 or littlechutewi.org/calendar_events/cheesefest.html, $4 weekend pass, $2 kids, free Sun.

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