Willy Street Fair and Common Wealth Development

Thank you to all who participated
in the 2014 Willy Street Fair!

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Willy St. Fair Poster (.pdf version)

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

900 – 1100 blocks
of Williamson Street

11:00am:  Parade
Noon – 7:00pm: Fair

 

and on Saturday…

“Willy St. Warm-Up”
Saturday, September 13

900 and 1000 blocks
of Williamson Street
2:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Photo by Daniel Murach

  “There is something marvelous and dreamlike about the Willy Street Fair
— for the make-believe seems real.” – Isthmus

“A hip dose of Madison.” – Chicago Tribune

“Children…traipse about happy, in an environment of camaraderie and splendor, removed from the digital grind of video games and the judgment of schoolyard bullies.  They can be who they want to be and indulge in the imagination.” – Isthmus

Fair Performance Schedule

 

  Willy Street Fair Raffle Drawing

Sunday, 6:30pm, 944 Williamson Street
(No need to be present to win)

Willy Street Fair Raffle Prize List

The Willy Street Fair Raffle tickets are available for purchase at Common Wealth, and during the Willy Street Fair.

raffle banner photo courtesy of willystblog.com Prices are 1 ticket for $2, 3 tickets for $5,
and 10 tickets for $10.

Stop by Common Wealth anytime between 9:00am and 3:00pm to buy tickets and help raise funds for Common Wealth’s Youth Programs department.

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Parade:  Sunday 11:00 am

Willy Street Fair Parade Information

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37TH ANNUAL WILLY STREET FAIR
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14

 Thirty-seven great years of service to the City go hand-in-hand with 37 years of fantastic music, delicious food, and community celebration!

 The 37th annual Willy Street Fair is almost here! 

On September 13 and 14, Willy Street will once again become the city’s largest block (actually 3 blocks) party with seven music stages, a multitude of impromptu street performances, fantastic foods and drinks from across the globe, fabulous arts and crafts, a legendary parade and an irresistible community raffle with over 150 prizes.

Kicking things off will be the return of the Saturday Willy Warm-up from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the 900 block of Williamson St.  This year, there will be 3 stages; the World Music Stage, the Folk Stage and the DJ Stage for those who like to look, listen, and most importantly, dance, dance, dance. All the great food and original crafts that visitors expect from the traditional Sunday event is on hand, just in smaller doses. 

Sunday’s festivities begin with the wild, wacky and colorful parade sponsored by the Greater Williamson Area Business Association at 11:00 am. After eight ½ hours of fun, great music, food, beverages and visiting, the Fair will end at 7:00 pm after the much anticipated raffle drawing. This year, there will be nearly 150 vendors lining the street and five fantastic music stages throughout the day. The music will include prominent artists from all over the world as well as hot local and regional bands. If you’re interested in a fantastic day of great music wherever you turn, meeting old friends, making new ones, enjoying great food and crafts from around the world, and having a beer or two, the Willy Street Fair is the place to be and be seen!  

The Willy Street Fair is a major fundraiser for Common Wealth and
the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center. 

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Due to familiar demand and popularity, vending opportunities at this year’s Willy Street Fair are being considered on a case by case basis.

If you would like to be considered, please email Gary Kallas at garyk@wil-mar.org. In your email note who you are what you would like to vend at the Fair.

Thank you.

Vendor Regulations

Vending Registration
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The Willy Street Fair is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Theater, Plan B, Madison Sourdough, Alvarado Real Estate Group, Wisconsin Distributors, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Applied Tech Solutions, Just Coffee, Willy Street Pub, Crystal Corner Bar, Zimbrick MINI of Madison, Willy Street Co-op, Capital Brewery, TDS Metrocom, Wegner LLP CPA’s and Consultants, Weary Traveler Freehouse, Roman Candle, MadCat Pet Supplies, Bachmann Construction, Lakepoint Realty, WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio, Madison Folk Music Society, Mother Fools, Herrick & Kasdorf Law Office, CMI, Gordon Flesch, Ikens Hardwood Floors, Yahara Builders, Ground Zero Coffee, ADS Mechanical, Mennenga Financial, Wildwood Productions, MG&E, Research Products, The Creative Company, and Mother Nature’s Diaper Service.

 

History of the Willy Street Fair

Since 1977, the Willy Street Fair has grown from a small one-day, one-block gathering into a two-day, three-block, seven stage festival.

The "Bubblemobile"

Jim Wildeman’s Bubblemobile has been part of the parade since 1979.  He is the Grandmaster of the Parade and leads it with his 1964 Caddillac.

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