Memorial Day Weekend: Madison WI
Brats on the Grill

Brat Stats

Brats & Hot Dogs & Buns (Oh My!)

Current Records (set in 2010)

  • Johnsonville brats consumed in 4 days: 209,376
  • Johnsonville brats consumed (in pounds): 41,875 lbs
  • Average rate of brat consumption: 85.11 BPM (brats per minute)
  • Average number of brats per person: a lot
  • Oscar Mayer hot dogs consumed: 20,850
  • Veggie brats consumed: 10,592
  • Village Hearth buns consumed: 242,188
  • Length of consumed brats placed end to end: 19.82 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
  • Number of Volunteer Shifts: 5,392
  • Volunteer hours donated: 17,570 hours
  • Number of participating charities: 89
  • Number of Celebrity Cashiers:  143
  • Money raised since 1983: over $1.49 million
  • Money raised in a single weekend:  over $140K

Condiments & Extras

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

Perspective

  • Four whole days of brats, fun, music and charity!
  • Produced by Metcalfe’s Market
  • Wisconsin population: 5.726 million
  • Brats consumed per Madisonian: 13.8/person since ‘83
  • Brats sold since 1983: 331.58 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 BrattyBall Teams: 50
  • Classic Cars on Display:  55
  • Attendance at Community Worship Service:  1000+