Brat Fest serves 141,688 brats in 3 days
141,688 brats were eaten during the World’s Largest Brat Fest.
The three-day festival took place Friday – Sunday at Willow Island on the grounds of the Alliant Energy Center. The event was full of brats, free music, and fun.
Tim Metcalfe of Metcalfe's Market said grillers cranked out about 12,000 bratwurst per hour this year.
Volunteers for Brat Fest come from more than 130 groups that donate their time to the event. Over the past 36 years Brat Fest has raised nearly two million dollars to help more than 100 local charities.
Since 1983, the World’s Largest Brat Fest has sold more than 3.8 million brats.
The most brats were consumed during Brat Fest in 2010. T209,376 brats were sold that year.
32,381 brats were sold during ‘Take Your Brat to Work Day’ which took place on Friday from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. This event officially kicked off the start of Brat Fest.