Vegan Sausage Fest to compete with Brat Fest this May

Vilas Park will host Vegan Sausage Fest, a plant-based event that will take place on May 27, according to Madison Magazine. 

The event will provide an intentional alternative to Brat Fest, which runs the same weekend and typically draws thousands of people to enjoy brats, live music, and activities. Organizers of Vegan Sausage Fest aim to create a brat-focused event with a similar atmosphere, but values aligned with plant-based living.   

Vegan Sausage Fest has five confirmed participating food businesses at present, including Jardin, The Vibrant Veg, Level 5 Donuts, Heirloom Bakery and Kitchen, and Water and Wheat. Event organizers hope to confirm the participation of Sookie’s Veggie Burgers as well. These businesses will offer vegan brats, sausages, or sausage-themed baked goods at the event. 

Event organizers are still looking for additional vendors and vegan producer sponsorships. They hope to attract between 150–300 attendees this year and establish Vegan Sausage Fest as an annual event.