Event Essentials and the Madison Parks Foundation are proud to present the second annual
Picnic in the Park
at Hoyt Park on October 28, 2017
Join us as we celebrate the legacy of our amazing parks and learn the history of how these parks help shape Madison.
The evening features an exquisite dinner celebrating local farm and food profiles prepared by chefs,
Jonny Hunter from the Underground Food Collective & John Gadau and Phillip Hurley of Sardine, Marigold and Gates & Brovi
Makeshift is a new food festival that exists to celebrate creativity in the visual & culinary arts and to highlight the rich history of Madison’s Public Spaces. The event features chefs from Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis & Chicago presenting affordably priced tasting dishes in a family-friendly environment created by local designers and visual artists with the natural beauty of Madison’s parks as their canvas.
Makeshift will take place in a different park every year, lending it a fresh feel, while also allowing the Parks Foundation to highlight a different park’s history with each festival.
We’re excited to announce that we reached that goal this year: Thanks to an outpouring of generous support from our sponsors and community partners, Makeshift Festival will be FREE and open to the public. We’d love more people to hear about this year’s event – Please, tag your art/food friends who might want to join us on August 20 in the comments. All are welcome.
Please join us Sunday, August 20 at Olbrich Park.