Save the date!

The 40th annual Willy Street Fair will take place September 16-17, 2017.

Saturday, September 16 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 17 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

To apply to vend at the Willy Street Fair, please email Beatrice.

The Willy Street Fair benefits the work of Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center and Common Wealth.

Raffle drawing: Sunday, September 17 at 6:30 pm, Third Lake Market lot, 944 Williamson Street in Madison. For a complete listing of last year’s raffle prizes , click here. A 2017 prize list and info about purchasing tickets is coming soon.

2016 line-up and info are below. Stay tuned for details about 2017’s Willy Street Fair.

Help us promote the Willy Street Fair! Download this printable poster.

Saturday, September 17  /  2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 900/1000 block of Williamson Street

Main Stage

Wisconsin Union Theater presents:

2:30              Femina  (Argentina)

4:45              A-Wa, (Israel/Yemen)

7:00              Ótimo Dance, performing with Drum Power students and lead by Yorel Lashley and Tom Ross, (Brazil/Madison)

7:30:            The Villalobos Brothers  (Mexico)


folk stage

Madison Sourdough presents:

2:00 – 2:45 Kendra Swanson

3:00 – 4:00  Macyn Taylor

5:00 – 6:00 Moonhouse

Produced by Madison Folk Music Society and Sponsored by:  Mother Fools and Herrick & Kasdorf Law Office



MadCat Pet Supply presents: Willy Beats:

4:00              Mike Carlson

4:45              Golden Donna

5:30              Savile & Steve Mizek

7:00              Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem)

8:00              Mike Servito

Sponsored by: Zimbrick MINI of Madison


Sunday, September 18  /  11:00 am to 7:00 pm, 800, 900 and 1000 blocks of williamson street

Willy street fair parade, sponsored by Heartland Credit Union & GWABA:  11:00 am / Live Streamed by: Heartland Credit Union



1:00             Drew Landry (Louisiana)

2:30              Natty Nation

4:00              Primitive Culture

5:30              The Jimmys

Sponsored by:  Wisconsin Distributors, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Just Coffee, Plan B, the Willy Street Pub and Zimbrick MINI of Madison.


folk stage

Madison Sourdough presents:

12:15 – 1:15 – Bill Camplin & Randy Sabien

2:00 – 3:00 – Kelley McRae

3:30 – 4:30 – Common Chord

5:00 – 6:00 Brother Rye

Produced by Madison Folk Music Society and Sponsored by:  Mother Fools and Herrick & Kasdorf Law Office



Noon            Yid Vicious

1:30              LuLu Quintet

2:45              Sadira and Riad Women’s Dance

3:30              TBA

4:30              Atimevu Drum and Dance

5:55              Charanga Agoza

Sponsored by:  the Willy Street Co-op, Weary Traveler Freehouse, Roman Candle and Bachmann Construction



Noon            Black Star Drumline

12:45           Homing Pigeons—Madison Children’s Museum Message of Peace

1:30              Unicyclists

2:15              Eastside Youth Performers feat. Marq. Elementary Show Choir

3:00              Dave Landau

4:00              Other Brothers Break Dancing

5:00              TBA

6:30              Willy Street Fair Raffle

Sponsored by:  MGE, TDS Metrocom, Research Products and Wegner LLP, CPA’s and Consultants



Noon           Wood Chickens

1:10             Neens

2:20             Lurk Hards

3:30             Me En You

4:40             Control

5:50             The Grovelers (from Milwaukee)

Sponsored by:  Capital Brewery and Lakepoint Realty



11:00 to 5:00  /  800 Block of Williamson

Sponsored by:  Capitol Scale, Madison Green House, Paradigm Gardens and RP’s Pasta

Donate to support the Willy Street Fair
Download WSF Poster (.PDF 10MB)
Download WSF Parade map (.PDF)
Watch videos from the 2016 Willy Street Fair Parade!
“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

Did you know?

The Willy Street Fair generates tens of thousands of dollars to support programming at Common Wealth and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.

Contact us

To learn more about the Willy Street Fair and how it helps fund our programs, please email