The World's Largest Brat Fest Memorial Day Weekend May 27-30, 2016 FREE | LIVE | MUSIC 4 Days ~ 4 stages ~ 100 Bands ~ 200 Hours The World’s Largest Brat Fest began 31 years ago by Tom Metcalfe. The sons and family of Tom continue the tradition and cele"brat"e every Memorial Day weekend. Come rain or shine, The World's Largest Brat Fest is held at Willow Island of the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. We cele“brat”e the start of summer with juicy Johnsonville brats, Oscar Mayer Hot dogs and Field Roast Veggie Frankfurters nestled in a Village Hearth bun, smothered in Frank’s Kraut; Ketchup, Brat Fest Mustards & Relish and onions, washed down with ice-cold Pepsi, Budweiser, Capital Brewery brew, Wollershim wine, Klarbrunne water, or Sassy Cow milk and finished off with a side of Chocolate Shoppe ice cream, funnel cakes and fun. This is why we have a license to grill. Stop by and let us cook for you!
Obviously, Brat Fest is about eating brats, but more importantly, it’s about giving back to the community with proceeds benefiting the local charities that help staff the event.
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Can you believe its already over? Brat Guy sure can't. Thank you to all our volunteers, performers, sponsors and every one that attended for making Brat Fest 2016 so special and so great.
Thanks to GYM 608 for putting on the Boot Camp and helping Brat Man make room for more brats! We would also like to thank Cars Curing Kids (carscuringkids.org) and the UW Madison Children's Hospital for putting on an incredible car show. Thanks to Starting Line Events, LLC for putting on the first annual Hot Dog Jog. & Special thanks to Hickory Hills Kennel for watching the pups so everyone could enjoy the festival! AND HOW ABOUT THOSE FIREWORKS?!? #BRATFEST #BratOn
Thanks to Starting Line Events, LLC for putting on the MUDstard Run, and Steinhafels Furniture and Families and Schools Together, Inc. (FAST) for the Kid's Zone! Also, thank you Thrivent Financial for giving everyone the opportunity to help with the Batillion Bears! -- Photos by the very unique & talented- Lem Fillyaw & Tracy Kapela of The Ninjagraphers
Thank you to Metcalfe's Market and KEVA Sports Center for sponsoring Bratteyball and to Chris Zeidler and Justin Minor for making Bratteyball possible, and Starting Line Events, LLC and Metcalfe's Market for putting on such a successful Bun Run! -- Photos by the very unique & talented- Lem Fillyaw & Tracy Kapela of The Ninjagraphers
A record breaking Take Your Brat to Work Day! 21,734 Brats! Great job Brat Festers! -- Photos by the very unique & talented- Lem Fillyaw & Tracy Kapela of The Ninjagraphers
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We were so glad you could join us Katie Scullin! #freelivemusic
One of our many celebrity cashiers from Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. We were lucky to have so many amazing volunteers last weekend!
As part of our Zero Waste initiative, food waste is collected from Brat Fest and composted by our partners Purple Cow Organics. This year, we collected & composted 6 TONS (that's 12,000 lbs or….2 HUGE elephants!). Compost will now be sold to area farms and retailers (like Metcalfe's Market) where you can buy potting soil and other products for your garden.
Please join us in saying THANK YOU to our generous sponsors! From donating brats, providing volunteers, contributing supplies and products, and much more- Our local sponsors are the backbone that help support Brat Fest. HUGE THANK YOU for helping our 125 charities and for making #FreeLiveMusic #FreeFamilyFun and #BratFest possible! Johnsonville Metcalfe's Market Baker Tilly Boar's Head Budweiser Capital Brewery Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. Atwood EZ Office Products Forward Electric Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin Greg Ginter's Guitar Shop Green Clock Films Harley-Davidson of Madison Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison Pepsi in the 608 Steinhafels Furniture Thrivent Financial Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD) AHT Wisconsin Windows AmeriGas Propane ASC1 Aslesons True Value Badger Bus and Badger Coaches Cars Curing Kids with UW Health Compassion International Conney Safety Products Cost Cutters A to Z Event Essentials Families and Schools Together, Inc. (FAST) Field Roast Grain Meat H. J. Pertzborn Plumbing and Fire Protection Hausmann-Johnson Insurance Hill Electric, Inc. Hilldale Johnson Bank Kayser Ford Lincoln KEVA Sports Center Krrrrisp Kraut Lifest M3 Insurance Mad City Windows Madison B-cycle Madison Christian Giving Fund Madison Mallards Madison Youth Performing Arts Foundation Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Mr. Ed's Magical Midways Pellitteri Waste Systems Rockin' Jump - Madison Saris Silver Spring Foods, Inc. Starting Line Events, LLC State Farm Stevens Construction Corp. Strang SuperValu The Bruce Company The Country Plumbers Inc. The Edgewater Madison Original Pancake House-Madison U.S Cellular Country Hearth Bread Ward-Brodt Music Weaver Auto Parts Wholly Guacamole Wickcraft Company 93.1 Jamz Adams Outdoor Advertising- Madison Charter Communications ESPN Madison LIFE 102.5 Madison Magazine madison.com WMGN Madison's Mix 105.1 NBC15 Madison Today's Q106 Storytellers Jam SpeedPro Imaging Corporate 105.5 Triple M Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin State Journal 94.1 WJJO WKOW 27 101.5 WIBA-FM Madison News-Talk 1310 WIBA 96.3 Star Country The Big 1070 - WTSO iHeartMedia Inc. Z104 Madison Alliance Trailer, INC. Alt n' Bach's Asbury Church Barnes, Inc. Bethel Lutheran - Madison, WI BlueGreen Celebrations Entertainment Champion Windows, Sun Rooms & Home Exteriors Champion Awards WISC-TV / Channel 3000 Children's Theater of Madison Christy's Landing City Church The Clarion Complete Nutrition - Madison, WI Coupons.com Coyle Carpet One Floor & Home CSC - Madison/Milwaukee Elite Realty Services, LLC Fearing's Audio Video Security Fitness in the 608 Ganser Company General Communications Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau Inc Hickory Hills Kennel Hills Brothers Coffee Infinity Martial Arts of Fitchburg/Verona Isthmus LeafFilter Gutter Protection Vetesnik's Mad City Power Sports Madtown Twisters Monarch Media Designs Monkeyshines Premier Gulf and Utility Vehicles Sleep Inn Madison Smart Motors Toyota/Scion Summer Winds Resorts Sunbelt Rentals #Trending Now Promotions Wilde East Towne Honda Travel Wisconsin Wowballs USA Your Home Improvement Company Zurbuchen Oil
When you're an outdoor fundraising festival that relies on good weather to ensure you have enough revenue to cover costs and pay our volunteer charities.... It pays to have insurance! So that is why we purchase rain insurance from our good friends at Hausmann-Johnson Insurance Just got the call... they PAID!!!!
#BringBratFestHome! Discounted Johnsonville Brat Case Sale in the Metcalfe's Market West Towne Parking lot this morning at 9am! While supplies last!!
What a BRATabulous weekend! Drumroll... 163,604 is the final BRATdown... Which BEATS last year!! 🤘🏻Way to go Bratfesters! #thatsawrap! THANK YOU FOR A GREAT #BratFest!
Photos by the very unique & talented- Lem Fillyaw & Tracy Kapela of the The Ninjagraphers
Aaron Lewis ! #Throwback ... right here waitin at the World's Largest Brat Fest #FreeLiveMusic
Aaron Lewis LIVE at #bratfest
It's almost over... but you don't have to go through Brat Fest withdrawals - #BringBratFestHome! Starting at 6pm at the Brat Tent, we will be selling DISCOUNTED food by the CASE ONLY! Limited quantities, while supplies last. *Johnsonville Brats $30, case of 50 *Johnsonville Chipotle Chicken Brats $20, case of 32 *Field Roast Grain Meat Co Vegan Brats $50, case of 50 *Village Hearth Buns $5, pkg for 30 Sassy Cow Creamery Chocolate Milk $25, case of 25 Dashelito's hot sauce $30, case of 12 Oh Snap Pickles $6, case of 6 Silver Spring Foods, Inc. Mustard $10, case of 9 Wholly Guacamole $40, case of 60 Ice – $1, 20# block or bag
VFW Post 1318 Presents The Colors with the Children's Theater of Madison at Brat Fest.
Yes, we have tons of #FreeLiveMusic but the heart and soul of Brat Fest is the 3,200+ volunteers who make this fundraising festival such a success! A big SHOUT OUT to all our guests who come out to eat, perform, and make this Memorial Day so special! We're here till 6 tonight - Can't wait to see you!
The Middleton Fire Department & The Town of Madison Fire Department just raised the flag to honor our Military... And it's INCREDIBLE #ThankYouForYourService #BratFest
Join us today, Memorial Day, at Brat Fest as we commemorate those who have given so much in service to our country. Please take time to visit the Wisconsin Remembers Vietnam memorial exhibit. Brat Fest and Metcalfe's Market are proud to make this exhibit available through the efforts of Adams Outdoor Advertising - Madison, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television. -footage by Green Clock Films
Brat Fest went out with a BANG tonight. The brat count is... 129,823 brats! #BratFest #FreeLiveMusic https://youtu.be/uPAbu1A1NuU