Annual Willy Street Fair continues for its 42nd year with community involvement
MADISON, Wis. — The Willy Street neighborhood celebrated summer at the Willy Street Fair and parade on Williamson Street on Sunday.
It was the 42nd year of the annual fair. Event organizers said it is hosted to be one last party before the upcoming winter hibernation. The fair continues to attract people and parade floats who come back each year, such as Jim Wildeman’s Bubblemobile, but anyone is welcome to participate.
“It’s come one, come all,” Wildeman said. “Anyone can be in this parade. I love that people come down off their porches with their brightest clothes on and join the parade. That’s what this fair is about.”
Wilmar Neighbor Colleen Hayes said it’s the community that keeps the festival going each year.
Wildeman, who brought his Bubblemobile to the fair for the 40th time, said he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, and Hayes said the fair won’t, either.
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