I am from Wisconsin, therefore I like brats. And a festival dedicated to brats is exactly where I want to be on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.
Besides being an excellent place to gorge on cooked meat, Brat Fest is also a prime people watching experience (although Corn Fest in Sun Prairie is still #1 in my book). People of all shapes, sizes and ages congregate out of love for brats and bad cover bands. It’s a beautiful thing.
This year they added some 90s nostalgia by having former Creed frontman Scott Stapp headline Saturday’s musical offerings. He was as bad/good as you would have hoped for. I do, however, wish he had worked a little harder on integrating brat-related themes into his lyrics: “With Mouths Wide Open” just seems like a missed opportunity.