MadFest 2016

The 47th Annual MadFest Juggling Festival, January 2016

Thanks for visiting!

Open Juggling

Free Admission

Friday, January 15, 2016 from 7:00pm to 12:00am
Patrick Marsh Middle School
Large and Small Gym
1351 Columbus St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Saturday, January 16, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 17, 2015 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School­
Gymnasium and Cafeteria
220 Kroncke Dr
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Workshop Information

MadFest Juggling Extravaganza

Saturday, January 16, 2015 at 7pm
Barrymore Theatre
2090 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Tickets are only $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.

Get Tickets Here!!

You can purchase tickets online at the Barrymore website or by phone at (608) 241-8633.

Acts that are likely to be seen :
  • MadFive
  • Simple Family Spinners
  • Mark Hayward
  • Bennett Santora
  • Laura Casteline
  • Galen Harp & Ellen Winters
  • Daniel Van Hoomissen
  • Sophie Spacegypsy
  • Circus Boy
  • Viktor Gyllenberg

Welcome to the Official MadFest 2016 Web Site!

This year we will have reserved the Patrick Marsh Middle School's Gyms for Friday night, and Cardinal Heights Middle School's Gymnasium and Cafeteria for Saturday and Sunday. You can email us with questions on the Contact Page

And by the way, if you are interested in performing at the 47th Annual MadFest, please use the Contact Page.

Most Important Details


Open Juggling is:

  • 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Friday, Jan 15 at Patrick Marsh Middle School
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday, Jan 16 at Cardinal Heights UMS
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday, Jan 17 at Cardinal Heights UMS


Admission to the festival and workshops is FREE!
If you would like to support us come to the show, buy a t-shirt or donate at the front desk during the festival.


For those wishing to juggle knives, chain saws, flaming kittens, or anything that might damage the expansive floors of our venue, space will be provided on Lake Mendota. However, as this winter has been unusually warm, you may need to bring your own raft. Don't drop.

Inside there will be juggling, workshops, catching, demos, dropping, competitions, pickups, vendors, excuses, parties, apologies, a raffle, and relief from wind chill low enough to shrivel silicone.

Five Ball Endurance at the 47th Annual MadFest


If you are interested in conducting a workshop, please contact us to reserve a time slot.


A good assortment of prop Vendors, t-shirt pushers, snazzy hat salespeople and money changers are expected to be in attendance. If you would like to reserve a table or request a prop please contact us.

More About Madison

Convention and Visitors Bureau
City of Madison Website

Another year, and still no therbligs will be available at the fest. We actually had a shipment of them en route, but Somali pirates have seized the vessel and the Madison Area Jugglers just don't have the budget to pay the ransom. Sorry.