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JOIN US FOR THIS FUN, FESTIVE FORUM CELEBRATING OUR LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM!
Delicious local food • Interactive exhibitors • Hands-on kids' activities
Fabulous raffle prizes • Exciting demonstrations • Chef Showdown

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT The 16th Annual Food for Thought Festival
WHEN Saturday, September 20 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
WHERE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., adjacent to the Dane County Farmers' Market off Capitol Square


As always, admission is free - bring the whole family!


The Food for Thought Festival is a great opportunity to explore and celebrate delicious, healthy, and sustainable local food. This popular event is a chance for the whole family to taste, learn, and connect with our local food system!

2014 Festival Highlights

THOUGHT TENT - SEE THE SCHEDULE >>
Demonstrations, talks, and other activities all about local, sustainable food and agriculture 

RAFFLE - SEE THE PRIZES >>
Prizes from a variety of local businesses and organizations 

KIDS' TENT 
Bike-powered blender, face painting, mystery plant parts game, and more fun, hands-on activities happening all day!

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITORS - SEE THE PARTICIPANTS >>
Displays from dozens of organizations, farms, restaurants, and other groups working to promote a sustainable, healthy local food system 

REAP FOOD PLAZA - SEE THE OFFERINGS >>
Freshly-prepared, delicious local food from Buy Fresh Buy Local partner restaurants. REAP members can stop by the REAP booth to receive a free $2 Food Plaza voucher! (Not a member yet? Join at the festival for a $10 voucher!)

BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE!
The Madison Water Utility Water Wagon will be on site serving up delicious, refreshing water. Fill your bottle to enjoy with your local meal!

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Want in on the action? Volunteer!

There are many volunteer opportunities available. Set-up and clean-up crew members will receive a $5 voucher for the event's food plaza, featuring many of your favorite local restaurants! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 

STEP 1: Head to our VolunteerSpot page.
STEP 2: Enter your email address and phone number (no need to register for a VolunteerSpot account!).
STEP 3: Choose your job and shift. VolunteerSpot will send you automated confirmation and reminders.


Photos from Food for Thought Festival 2013

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 FOOD FOR THOUGHT SPONSORS!

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