PLYMOUTH — The Wisconsin State Fair and many outdoor festivals have been canceled due to coronoavirus this year, leaving fair vendors like Robert Schmidt left to find new ways to bring in revenue. Robert owns the Original Wisconsin Hot Cheese food trailer. His business has relied on State Fair revenue since 1978.
"This is all new. We are trying to figure out what to do with this. It wasn’t until yesterday we found out the State Fair wasn’t going to happen," said Robert.
Friday morning, Robert parked his trailer at his new location at Capelle's Farm located in Plymouth. A long line of people waited to purchase their favorite fair food.
"We were really happy to see all the people, we weren’t really expecting it, so we are scrambling to catch up," said Robert.
"They are the best I’ve ever had and I’m not just saying that, I mean it," said one customer who drove an hour to purchase the food.
Robert is thankful for the community support and hopes he can continue to keep his business running in his hometown,
The Original Wisconsin Hot Cheese food trailer is open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Capelle’s Farm Market 2236 Eastern Ave., Plymouth.