Frequently Asked Q's


What is this all about?
Makeshift is a new festival aimed at celebrating creativity in the visual and culinary arts and creating new memories in Madison’s world-class parks.

When is it?
Sunday August 20th, from 3-8 p.m. Rain or shine.

Where is it?
We’re going to change locations every year, but this year we’re going to be in Olbrich Park, nestled between the sledding hill & the lake. 

100% of the proceeds go to the Madison Parks Foundation, the non-profit organization that helps support Madison’s Parks. For more information on what we do, check out our main website.

How much is it?
Entrance fee is a $10 donation to Madison Parks Foundation. Children under the age of 12 are free.

What about the food?
We’re gathering some of the most exciting chefs & organizations from throughout the midwest to whip up $5-7 tasting dishes for you. You pay them, they give you delicious, delicious food.

And if I get thirsty?
We’ve got you covered there, too. We’ve got beer from Karben 4 & Hop Haus, and Spirited Women will be curating the bar with alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. Also, the exceedingly awesome Water Wagon will be there from the Madison Water Utility.

Is it Cash Only? 
Yes, but there will be ATMs on site.

Can I Bring My Dog?
Unfortunately, Madison Parks Department Policy does not allow dogs in Olbrich Park. Service animals are always welcome.

Where should I park?
There’s a lot at the corner of Atwood & Walter that’s available, as well as street parking. Head’s up -- don’t park in the boat launch area, or you may get ticketed and/or towed.  

We’ll have bike parking, and we’d be pretty irresponsible if we didn’t tell you that there’s a bus stop less than a half-block from the festival entrance.