Great Taste Fans,

With the constantly evolving health guidelines, a lot has changed since our last update.

Current guidelines established by Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) have loosened the restrictions for large outdoor gathering. Large gatherings are now currently allowed in Madison and Dane County, so we are much more optimistic about hosting the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 14, 2021 at Olin-Turville Park.

Ticket Update: With the current health concerns, we have decided to NOT hold in-person ticket sales in early May this year, as has been a tradition for many years. We will miss this opportunity to socialize and share special release beers with patrons, volunteers and venue staff, but we know it’s the right decision.

Ticket sales will be on June 7, 2021 with details to follow.

We are closely monitoring the evolving situation and working with the Madison Parks Department and PHMDC in an effort to gain information, determine timelines and health measures needed if we are allowed to proceed with this year’s festival. My festival staff is the best in the business and we will work tirelessly to ensure your comfort, safety and enjoyment if large gatherings are eventually permitted.

There’s still a lot to sort out at this point, but we are retaining positive attitudes and hope to see you at Olin park for the Great Taste of the Midwest on August 14, 2021.

Jason Walters
Great Taste of the Midwest