The 40th annual Willy Street Fair
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
Common Wealth Development

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. Scroll down for the 2017 Willy Street Fair line-up. Our 2017 poster will be posted shortly!

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

Saturday, September 16  /  2:00 pm to 9:00 pm, 900/1000 block of Williamson Street


Madison World Music Festival presents:

2:30              Immigré  (Afrofunk-Madison)

3:45              Bideew Bou Bess (Senegal)

5:45              LADAMA (All-female, Pan-American band)

7:45              Vox Sambou  (Haiti/Montreal)



Madison Sourdough presents:

2:00              Kaia Fowler

3:30              Beth Killie

5:00              Cris Plata Tio

Produced by Madison Folk Music Society



MadCat Pet Supply presents:

4:00              Sassmouth (Chicago, IL)

6:00              Bill Converse (Austin, TX)

8:00              Claude Young (Detroit, MI)

Produced by: Madison Music Review, Foshizzle Family, & Prognition Productions


Sunday, September 17  /  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



1:00              The Civil Engineers

2:30              Jaeden James & The Hunger

4:00              The People Brothers Band

5:30              VO-5

Sponsored by:  MG & E, Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, Research Products, Plan B, and the Willy Street Co-op.



Madison Sourdough presents:

12:00              Zachary Scot Johnson

2:00              Peter Mulvey, Paul Cebar & Josh Harty (IN THE ROUND)

5:00              Listening Party

Produced by Madison Folk Music Society



Noon            Yid Vicious

1:30              TV Dinner DJs

2:30              Asumaya

4:00              Sound Out Loud

5:00              Hiwot Adilow

6:00              Mr. Jackson

Sponsored by: Tone Madison



Noon            Black Star Drumline

1:00              Unicyclists

1:45              Eastside Youth Performers feat. Marq. Elementary Show Choir

3:00              David Landau

4:00              Limanya Drum & Dance Ensemble

5:00              Slag

6:30              Willy Street Fair Raffle

Sponsored by:  Lauer Realty Group



Noon              Seasaw

1:10              Disq

2:20              3rd Dimesion

3:30              Beefus

4:40              The 99ers

5:50              NOBUNNY


The Willy Street Fair is sponsored by: The Chocolate Shoppe, Dane County Regional Airport, Heartland Credit Union, Lauer Realty Group, Mad Cat Pet Supplies, Madison Sourdough, MG & E, Research Products, the Willy St. Co-op, Wisconsin Distributors, and Zimbrick.

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