Madison neighborhood holds traditional street fair

September 12, 2018 by  

The 41st Annual Willy Street Fair will be unfolding its Americana traditional street gala in a few days. The two-day event will have entertainment on five stages, as well as a parade.

Entertainment on the Madison World Music Festival Stage the first afternoon will be solo music artists from Israel, Latin America, Turkey, and Mali. The folk stage will feature Lou and Peter Berryman, Josh Haty & Blake Thomas and Robert J. On the last day, the afternoon will have three stages of folk music, folk dancing, international music, and the WORT FM Underground stage will showcase Bird’s Eye, The Grovelers, The Bad Companions, and Los Meskales.

The parade will be about an hour long and starts Sunday at 11:00 am at Plan B on S Patterson Street. Drummers, marching bands, stilt-walkers, unicyclists, bubblers, jugglers, bicycling units, and local neighborhood groups will be marching down the route. Some organizations in parades such as this get banner printing done to introduce themselves to the spectators.

A raffle will have grand prizes including $1,000 cash, $450 cash, an Electra Amsterdam Fashion 3i bike worth $899, a Weber grill, a spa package and gift cards worth over $200. Over 75 smaller prizes – such as smaller gift certificates, gift baskets, memberships, and tickets – are also available.

All proceeds will go to the Common Wealth Development and the Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center.

Willy Street Fair will be this Saturday, September 15 from 2:00 to 9:00 pm, and Sunday, September 16 from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm at 900 Williamson Street.