Pancake Festival (Press Release Exercise)

FOR RELEASE Monday 6/6/16

Media Contact: Nguyen Phuong,

Madison, WI — Madison’s Seventeenth Annual Pancake Festival will take place over the span of two days starting this Saturday, June 11.

Pancakes and toppings of your choice (nuts, berries, jams, syrups, bananas, etc.), will be served with free refills from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. A Pancake Plate as such will cost $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. This one low price includes admission, refreshments and other recreational activities.

The event will feature Country and Western artist “Lionel Cartwright” on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Participants also enjoy clogging, kiddie and carnival rides, hot dogs, ice cream, popcorn, pies, iced tea and cold beer served in Festival mugs purchasers can keep as souvenirs.

A 16-foot boar, a trailer and a 45 HP outboard motor will be available for a drawing sponsored by the Madison Volunteer Fire Department. Over 100 booths, which offer other special treats, will display the finest arts and crafts.

Civic organizations, churches, school children, City Hall employees, inmates from the Copeland Road Prison, local businesses and residents all join hands to bring the event together. Everyone works as unpaid volunteers.

Money gathered from last year’s Festival was donated to the city of Madison for park improvements. Some was donated to the Madison Volunteer Fire Department and the Gateway Ambulance Service. The rest was set aside as scholarships for local high school students.

The Festival has drawn close to a million people to the small town for the past 16 year.

Visitors who wish to stay overnight for the weekend can reside at Madison campgrounds and motels. The city’s airport with a 2400-foot runway also offers free of charge parking for those coming by plane. Volunteers will handle plane parking. For more information, go to

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