Monona Fall Festival

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Saturday, October 16

Hoot Hoot Hustle - 


This 8K/Run/5K run/ 1-mile walk benefits the Winnequah School PTO and Monona Parks and Recreation. View more information and register ONLINE!
Winnequah Park
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37th Annual Chili Festival and Cook-Off 


Join your friends and family for this tasty event, sponsored by the Monona Eastside Business Alliance. Sample a huge variety of chili, listen to live music, and enjoy activities and games for the whole family. To learn more about the event or to sign up to participate in the contest, visit the MESBA's website or like them on Facebook.
11:00 AM - 2:00
Winnequah Park


Arts 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 in the United States (it's never too early to start your holiday shopping!). If you would like to be a seller at the craft fair, please complete the registration form linked below.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnequah Park
Registration form
S-240 FORM

Family Fun Day


11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Winnequah Park

Ticket Prices:


25 tickets - $20
6 tickets - $5
1 ticket - $1

Paid Attractions


Balloon sculpture – 4 tickets
Pony rides – 4 tickets
Hay wagon rides - 1 ticket/per person
Pumpkin Decorating - 1 ticket/per pumpkin 

Free Attractions


Live Petting Zoo
Bouncy pony hop races
Jugglers
Cow Milking Contest
Hay bale mound
Arts and crafts
Photo opportunities