Memorial Day Weekend: Madison WI
Bratfest concert

Our Story

 There are more than a million reasons to support Brat Fest!

Since 1983, the World’s Largest Brat Fest has sold more than 3.5 million brats to help raise almost $1.5 million to benefit 100+ local charities. Brat Fest brings the community together each Memorial Day weekend—rain or shine—for 4 days of free music, fantastic food and family-friendly fun to help kick off the start of summer in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

Brat Fest is a volunteer-run nonprofit event that provides an opportunity to be part of something larger than yourself, something that has evolved into a yearly tradition of honoring Wisconsin history and heritage, as well as showing appreciation to community leaders who help make Madison such a great place to live.

Brat Fest is much more than just a festival—it’s an opportunity to build a better community while having fun and creating cherished memories with family and friends. Your support of Brat Fest is essential in helping us help others to succeed. Come join us to celebrate the warmth of summer and the warmth of giving back to the community.

 Continue to help us help others by supporting Brat Fest!