Memorial Day Weekend: Madison WI
Brats on the Grill

Brat Stats

Brats & Hot Dogs & Buns (Oh My!)

Current Records

  • Johnsonville brats consumed in 4 days: 209,376 (2010)
  • Johnsonville brats consumed (in pounds): 41,875 lbs (2010)
  • Average rate of brat consumption: 85.11 BPM (brats per minute)
  • Average number of brats per person: a lot
  • Boar’s Head hot dogs consumed: 19,640 (2016)
  • Veggie brats consumed: 10,592 (2010)
  • Village Hearth buns consumed: 242,188 (2010)
  • Length of brats consumed since 1983 placed end to end: 362.03 miles

 Entertainment

  • Number of FREE LIVE MUSIC acts : 100+
  • Hours of free music: 200+
  • Number of Stages: Four

Volunteers & Charity

  • Number of volunteers:  3,200 (2015)
  • Number of Volunteer Shifts: 6,827 (2017)
  • Volunteer hours donated: 18,956.25 (2016)
  • Number of participating charities: 129 (2016)
  • Number of Celebrity Cashiers:  143 (2012)
  • Money raised since 1983: over $1.75 million
  • Money raised in a single Brat Fest:  over $150K (2016)

Condiments & Extras

  • 20 oz. bottles of Pepsi consumed: 28,248 (2010)
  • Ketchup and Brat Fest mustard consumed: 93 gallons (2010)
  • Ketchup consumed: 74 gallons (2010)
  • Sweet relish consumed: 128 gallons (2010) 
  • Krrrrisp sauerkraut consumed: 245 gallons (2016)

Perspective

  • Four whole days of brats, fun, music and charity!
  • Produced by Metcalfe’s Market
  • Wisconsin population: 5.758 million
  • Brats consumed per Madisonian: 15.7/person since ‘83
  • Brats sold since 1983: 382.31 tons 
  • Largest elephant ever recorded: 13.5 tons

The Grills

  • Number of 5-foot grills: 20
  • Grilling capacity: 12,000 BPH (brats per hour)

Fun Facts

  • Accepted marriage proposals: 2
  • Number of Bratteyball Teams: 50
  • Classic Cars on Display:  55