Family Fun Guide

Play. Discover. Explore. Madison with Kids has partnered with us to provide you and your family fun and interesting ways to spend time together each week.

To suggest an event for the family fun guide, email dave@life1025.com

Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival

Full activities Saturday and Sunday: carnival, family entertainment stage, fresh and steamed corn, food and game booths, bingo, animal tent, bungee attraction and water balls, beer shelter, craft show and more. Parade Thursday night on Main Street. New this year!  Car Cruise & Show Friday night. Corn served Saturday and Sunday only, noon-7 pm. Live bands Friday and Saturday night; food and game booths; carnival special deals Thursday and Friday nights.

WHERE: Angell Park, Hwy N and Park Street

WHEN: August 17–20

COST: Cost varies per activity

Africa Fest

Africa Fest is celebrating for the 19th year now. Under the theme “Building and Bridging Communities” this is a community-based cultural and educational event devoted to grassroots cultural heritage. With events like a 5k that benefits clean water in rural Africa, musicians, artists, performers, cooks and craftspeople there is something fun for everyone in the family to learn and experience.

WHERE: Central Park in Madison

WHEN: August 19, 11 am–10 pm

COST: Free

Daryn Allen and Family Benefit Fundraiser

Join the Allen Family for an afternoon of fun! Inflatables, music, food and a silent auction. Proceeds go toward helping Daryn Allen fight cancer.

WHERE: Norsk Golf Bowl in Mt. Horeb

WHEN: August 27, 3–7 pm

COST: Donations

Corn Carnival

A lot is happening in Randolph on Labor Day. It is our 55th Annual Labor Day Community Corn Carnival celebration. Breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 9:30 am by the FFA Alumni at the Randolph High School.  The celebration is FAMILY FRIENDLY and starts with a parade through Randolph at 10 am, honoring Area Youth Coaches.   Then the celebration continues down in the Village Park where you will find music. LOTS of food including hamburgers, brats, home-made turkey sandwiches, walking-Tacos and freshly made pies and Cream Puffs, popcorn, spiral fries and more. Enjoy the carnival rides and games, BINGO by the Randolph Fire Department starting at 12:30 pm plus pony rides and a petting zoo and Karaoke by Hit Energy DJ at 4 pm.  For the car enthusiasts, there will be a Car & Bike show at the old Elementary school from 9 am to 3 pm.

WHERE: The Village of Randolph

WHEN: Labor Day, Sept. 4

COST: Varies

For other FREE events, visit the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau’s ‘Free Things To Do

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