Willow Island

Brat Fest - CeleBRATing 40 years!

Memorial Day Weekend - May 27th through May 29th

Willow Island - Madison WI

Brat Fest is back this year at Willow Island Memorial Day weekend and celebrating 40 years! Don’t miss 75 bands over 3 days including headliners .38 Special, Joe Nichols, and Queensryche.  And it’s not all about the music and the food but it’s also about supporting great charities in our area! To date Brat Fest has raised 2.3 million dollars for local non-profits in our area and that wouldn’t have been possible without your support! So stop out Memorial Day weekend, have a brat, enjoy some live music, and know you’re helping deserving charities in our area!

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Friday May 27th

Take Your Brat to Work Day 6am to 9am

Full Friday Music Lineup here

Saturday May 28th

Bratteyball Tournament

Bun Run 5K and 10K - Kids Run and Hot Dog Jog

Side by Side Burn

Full Saturday Music Lineup here

Sunday May 29th

Cornhole Tournament (ACL Sanctioned by Mad City Corn Hole)

Custom Car Show

Full Sunday Music Lineup here

All Weekend



Doggie Day Care

Farm Zone by Havens Petting Zoo

Hay Wagon Rides

Pony Rides

Kid Zone/Art Zone/Fun Play Inflatables


jJohnsonville Brats-Boars Head Hot Dogs

Beyond Meat Veggie Brat

Boars Head Mustard-Heinz Ketchup-Dashelitos Hot Sauce-Krissp Kraut

Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

Sweet Corn

Pepsi Products

Special 40th Anniversary Bratfest Pilsner Beer


Bratfest relies on nearly 3,000 volunteers over Memorial Day Weekend to help successfully run The World's Largest Brat Fest!

Charites who volunteer there time have raised well over $5,000 in previous years!

Organizations are paid $8 for every hour their volunteer's work

Volunteers receive the world famous Bratfest T-Shirt, Brat, Ice Cream, and of course get to enjoy free live music!

Interested Non-Profits must apply ASAP here