Monona Fall Festival & Chili Cookoff Oct. 7-8

The Monona Fall Festival is a large family-oriented event featuring the Chili Cookoff Competition, Hoot Hoot Hustle 5K/1 mile run/walk, Monona Pie Party, the arts & crafts show by the Madison Monona Lioness group, live music, hay wagon rides, Friends of Monona Library Book Sale, hay bale maze at beautiful Winnequah Park located at 5301 Healy Lane in Monona.

The event runs from Friday, October 6 (live music with Whiskey Farm in the evening) through Sunday, October 8 and is free and open to all. For more information, contact the Monona Parks & Recreation Department at 222-4167.

The event takes place at Winnequah Park located at 5301 Healy Lane, Monona, WI 53716.

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Hoot Hoot Hustle
This 5K run/ 1-mile walk benefits the Winnequah School PTO and Monona Parks and Recreation. View more information and register ONLINE!
10:00 am
Winnequah Park

35th Annual Chili Festival and Cook-Off 
Join your friends and family for this tasty event, sponsored by the Monona Grove Business Men’s Association. Sample a huge variety of chili, listen to live music, and enjoy activities and games for the whole family. A full concession stand with chili, brats, beer and soda will be available. To learn more about the event or to sign up to participate in the contest, visit the MGBMA’s website or like them on Facebook. MGBMA supports scholarships for high school students, support of local not for profits, the veteran’s memorial and multiple other local initiatives. Sponsors are needed for the chili cookoff. Contact Jim Lampe by email or call (608) 445-3055.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Winnequah Park

lioness-craft-fair-2014-576x380Arts and Crafts Fair Hosted by the Madison-Monona Lioness Club

This terrific fair is held in conjunction with the Chili Festival. Come down to shop for handcrafted items made locally (it’s never to early too start your holiday shopping!). If you would like to be a vendor at the craft fair, please complete the registration form.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winnequah Park
Registration form
S-240 FORM

Monona Pie Party
The Monona Pie Party returns! Sample savory and sweet pies, buy a slice or the whole pie! Proceeds will benefit Monona-based Playtime Productions Children’s Theatre. If you would like to bake or need more information, email or like them on Facebook!
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Monona Community Center
Admission: $10/person or $20/family

Friends of Monona Library Book Sale & Bake SaleMonona Public Library
Stop by our annual sale of used books, DVDs and CDs.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monona Public Library (lower level)

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Family Fun Day
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winnequah Park

Ticket Prices:
25 tickets – $20
6 tickets – $5
1 ticket – $1

Grilled Cheese – 3 tickets
Hot Dog – 2 tickets
Carmel Apple – 2 tickets
Gatorade – 2 tickets
Chips/Popcorn – 1 ticket
Apple Cider – 1 ticket
Water – 1 ticket

Paid Attractions
Face painting – 2 tickets
Balloon sculpture – 2 tickets
Pony rides – 2 tickets
Bounce house – 1 ticket

Free Attractions
Live music
Bouncy pony hop races
Pedal Tractor Pull
Cow Milking Contest
Hay bale maze
Arts and crafts
Kids’ obstacle course
Hay wagon rides
Photo opportunities