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sun-prairie-wisconsin-summer-feast-bacon-brew-bbq-festThe ultimate festival for food lovers, families & craft beer enthusiasts in Wisconsin.

The Summer Feast is a 3-day celebration from June 24-26th in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (near Madison), featuring specialty cuisines, craft beers and music. Each day, Chefs focus on different flavors which makes each day of the festival unique. There are activities for kids and adults, live music, Junior Chef Competitions and much more. The Friday & Sunday events offer free admission, are family-friendly and allow for multiple food choices at affordable prices. Saturday is for adults 21 and up and is an All-You Can Eat & Drink Festival which requires an advance ticket purchase. Enjoy three of the most unique food festivals, all in one location, all in one weekend.

Friday – The Fiery Foods Festival

June 24th, 2 pm – 12 midnight

The Fiery Foods Festival is an outdoor food festival featuring spicy-hot cuisine and ice cold drinks, admission is free. Local Chefs will prepare spicy, fiery and blazing hot foods in sample-sized portions so you can try a large variety without breaking the bank. This event is fun for the whole family with activities for kids and adults. There is an Activities Tent which offers Culinary Classes, a Junior Chef Competition and other family-friendly activities. If the kids have not built a tolerance for heat, there is a Kid’s Tent which offers junior portions of pizza, chicken tenders and other “kid favorites”. Live music is included, feel free to pull up a lawn chair, spread out a blanket or sit at one of the many tables available and enjoy the free entertainment.

Saturday – Bacon, Brew & BBQ Festival

June 25th, 12 noon – 5 pm

For adults, 21 and older, advance ticket purchase is required. The 3rd Annual Bacon, Brew & BBQ Fest features Jones Dairy Farm Bacon-infused appetizers, soups, entrees, dips, drinks and desserts prepared by the area’s top chefs. While the bacon is the focus of the event, there are hundreds of craft beers to sample, tons of barbecue from local Pit Masters and live music on three stages. This festival is only open to those 21 and older so take a break from the kids today and enjoy this one with your friends.  A single ticket purchase is required to enter the festival but once inside, everything is included.

Sunday – World Food Festival

June 26th, 12 noon – 5 pm
Free admission, kid’s activities, cooking classes await you at the World Food Fest. This family-friendly event features flavors from around the World prepared by the area’s top Chefs. You can sample foods from Africa, India, Mexico, Japan and many other Countries. Join in one of the free or low-cost classes and learn how to blend spices to make your dinners explode with flavor. Kids can compete in the Junior Chef Competition and the entire family can listen to free music, play games and enjoy some quality time together. You don’t need a passport but you will think you are traveling as you sample your way around the globe.
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The Flave Awards

The Flave Awards is spicy foods contest with 50 categories (including Hot Sauces, BBQ sauces, Salsa, Wing Sauce and lots more). All the judging is held over the course of the 3 days of the Fest, and will utilize, in part, the chefs, foodies and local celebrity personalities in attendance to help with the “Blind Tasting” judging. The organizers are also offering free vending for anyone that enters the Flave Awards.

The website can be found here: www.TheFlaveAwards.com. Entries are only $50 per entry (pay for 3 get the 4th free or pay for 5 and 6th & 7th free) and all winners 1st-3rd will get either a trophy or nice ribbon.


Summer Fest – One Weekend, Three Festivals
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