47th Annual MadFest Juggling Convention

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There is another MadFest event coming up: Madfest 2024


Friday, 1997-01-10 to Sunday, 1997-01-12


Memorial Union / Great Hall, 800 Langdon St., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin



This is MadFest event.



Due to inflation and budgetary constraints, admission this year will again be FREE! (except lunch). The Public Show has a modest fee to make the performers feel good.


For those wishing to juggle knives, chain saws, flaming kittens, or anything that might set Great Hall afire, space will be provided on Lake Mendota (notice we did not say near Lake Mendota). Inside there will be juggling, workshops, catching, demos, dropping, competitions, pickups, vendors, excuses, parties, apologies, a raffle, a public show, and relief from wind chill low enough to shrivel silicone. Such a deal!!

Therbligs: Therbligs are expected to be minimal, but protection is recommended. A thin coating of Vaseline or a sprig of licorice (natural, not artificial) placed in the left breast pocket is usually effective. In case of emergency, vice-grips will be available at the front desk for a nominal charge.

Brunch: Celebrating the reunion of that exclusive society, the MadBrunchers, we will be gathering next door to open juggling from 10:00 AM-Noon on Sunday. Cost: $4. 100 tickets will be available Friday and Saturday.

Public Show: Once again, the 47th Annual MadFest Juggling Extravaganza will take place at the beautiful and historic Barrymore Theater, 2090 Atwood Avenue; on Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Tickets are still only $4 in advance and $5 on the day of the show. Warning: For the last 3 years, all 800 tickets were sold in advance. Those of you wishing to perform at the public show should contact T.R. Loon.

Renegade Show: Late Saturday night, at the new secret location, by invitation only.

Vendors: A good assortment of prop vendors and money changers are expected to be in attendance.

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