MadFest Juggling Festival

MadFest Juggling Festival

Usually second or third weekend of January
Since 1962, the Madison Area Jugglers have welcomed fellow jugglers every year to their headquarters at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The MadFest Juggling Festival's reputation has been bolstered by the success of the Madison Area Jugglers' world champion passing team, The Mad 5.
The festival is an occasion for jugglers at all levels to share the tricks of the trade and watch world-class performers. The festivities are also open to unicycling, yo-yoing, and other forms of object manipulation. Beginning in 2006, the Wisconsin State Yo-Yo Contest was added to the festival's proceedings.
The festival usually takes place from Thursday to Saturday. Throughout the festival there is open juggling, during which the jugglers show up at the university's field house to practice or just mingle with other jugglers. Saturday night is reserved for the MadFest Juggling Extravaganza at the Wisconsin Union Theater, where special guest jugglers perform along with other musical and comedy acts.
CONTACTS:
Madison Area Jugglers
716 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-2400
www.madjugglers.com/madfest