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Wisconsin's Best Bloody Mary Fest

  • Yahara Bay Distillers 6250 Nesbitt Rd #200 Madison, WI 53719 USA (map)

Wisconsin's Best Bloody Mary Fest is back and better than ever!
Join us Saturday September 29th at Yahara Bay Distillers for a day filled with bloodies, music, food, vendors, games and a great time!

Bars from all over the state will whip up their best bloodies for you to sample and vote on as well as a build your own bloody bar!!

GREAT NEWS! This year we are adding early check-in locations prior to the event so you can not only skip the line day of, but also start the Bloody Mary Festivities early. 

When you purchase your ticket, make sure to choose the location where you would like to check in early. Early check-in will be available at The Lone Girl Brewing Company in Waunakee, Daly's Bar & Grill in Sun Prairie, Metcalfe's Market Hilldale and Yahara Bay Distillers. Registration will be available day of at Yahara Bay Distillers. 

AND we added another VIP area this year!!!!! 


10am - 12pm : VIP & Judge tasting

12pm - 4pm : Everyone drinks!


Bars will be announced on August 6th!


Entertainment will include DJ PAIN 1 and more will be announced shortly! Also, keep on the look out for our upclose magician Sage Worden.


Food Carts from Let's Eat OutFast-N-FreshSlide Food Cart, Catering, and Gourmet Potato ChipsThe Ugly Apple CafeCafe Costa RicaJolly FrogSoHo Gourmet CuisinesBuzzy's Lake House Mobile Food CartJakarta Cafe BBQ

Holiday Inn Express Madison-Verona and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Madison Verona both offer a special rate of $99.95 for standard rooms- either a room with two queens or a room with a single king.
-Please reference 'Yahara Bay Blood Mary Fest block'

Several shuttle pick up points will be announced August 1st. 

$5 cab rides home or free cab rides home If you take a Union Cab there in the morning from Union Cab of Madison Cooperative 

Improvements this year include:
-Bigger and more organized check in area AS WELL AS early check in available at several bars
- Not 1 but 2 exclusive VIP areas
-Winners tent with past winners

Earlier Event: September 27
Fall Bodega
Later Event: December 8
Eau Claire's Best Bloody Mary Bar Crawl