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Wisconsin's Best Bloody Mary Fest - Madison

  • Yahara Bay Distillers 6250 Nesbitt Road Madison, WI 53719 (map)

We are on the continuous search for Wisconsin’s Best Bloody Mary and we are coming back to Madison! Join us Saturday September, 14 at Yahara Bay Distillers for a day filled with bloodies, music, food, gear, games, old friends, new friends, and some fantastic shenanigans.


Our festivals are one way we bring Bloody Mary lovers and small businesses together to have a good time and celebrate each other. Bars from all over the state congregate to whip up their best Bloody Mary. Participants taste, vote, play games, dance, eat, and of course create at one of the gourmet build you own Bloody Mary Bars.

The day begins at 10am for VIP and invited judges. All other Bloody Mary lovers join in at 12pm and continue with the fun until 4pm.

WI’s Best Bloody Mary Fest is brought to you by 100 Mile Sauce Co., Yahara Bay Distillers, and Capital Brewery.

Here are all the details for you….


Early registration will be on Friday September 13 from 4pm – 7pm. Locations will be announced on 7.1.19.

Day of registration will be available at Yahara Bay Distillers and begin at 10am. We will have a holding pen with local beer for participants to prime themselves before diving into the festival.


Shuttle services will be for the morning to allow participants an easy way to park and get to the event. Parking is limited at Yahara Bay Distillers. Listed hotels will also provide shuttles. Shuttle details will be announced 7.1.19.


Hotels will be announced on 7.1.19.


Local food carts will be serving all day. A list will be provided on 7.1.19.


We will have a band from 11:30-1:30 and a DJ will begin at 2pm


This is a competition for WI’s Best Bloody Mary. Therefore, we will accept both amateur and professional Bloody Mary gods and goddesses to compete.

We are currently getting competitors signed up for the competition. If you or your establishment would like to compete, please email


Pretzel necklaces will be sold to raise money for the Goodman Center


10am – 12pm: Invited Judging and VIP only

12pm – 4pm: Everyone else


VIP Tickets – $80 (There are no early bird ticket prices for VIP)

Ticket includes: Unlimited Bloody Marys and beer, early admission, access to both indoor and outdoor VIP lounges, access to the special Capital beer in VIP lounges, catered food in the indoor VIP lounge, an official festival t-shirt, and an exclusive 100 Mile Sauce gift to celebrate their new product. There are limited numbers of VIP tickets.

General Admission Tickets – Unlimited Bloody Marys and beer.

***Early Bird: $45 (There are limited numbers of these)

***Regular price: $55

***Day of price: $60

Add on an official festival shirt for $20

Designated Driver - $20 and includes n/a drinks and a t-shirt

And remember.....

***No outside food or drink brought into the event please.
***Service animals only.
***Reminder, this is a 21+ event. Yes we will be checking IDs.
***We reserve the right to eject anyone to intoxicated to function.

Earlier Event: March 10
La Crosse's Best Bloody Mary Bar Crawl