Session Two: 12PM-2:30PM
Portion of proceeds to benefit the Madison Public Library Foundation
Children under the age of 18 may enter for free if accompanied by an adult who purchased a ticket for either session on Sunday, January 21st. No pre-registration for children is required. One tote bag per ticket purchased.
NEW BAG POLICYBags (max size 12" x 6" x 12") are allowed and will be searched upon entry. Exceptions will be made for necessary medical equipment and bags for nursing mothers. We encourage you to pack light with only the necessities to make the entry process as smooth as possible.
CASHLESS POLICYWe are a cashless facility meaning that we are unable to accept cash as a form of payment.
• Our Box Office, Coat Check, and Venue Merch will only accept credit and debit.
• Our Bars will only accept credit, debit, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
Please note that artist merchandise sales are separate and may still accept cash.
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Wisconsin Grown-Up Book Fair
The 3rd-Annual Wisconsin Grown-Up Book Fair is back – for two days! Stop by The Sylvee as it is transformed into one of the fondest places from your childhood, the book fair. Grab a specialty cocktail, browse the selection of books from local and independent book sellers, and immerse yourself in a complete 90s throwback experience with other on-site activations. Saturday sessions are grown-ups only (18+) and Sunday sessions are family friendly.
In partnership with the Madison Reading Project and the Madison Public Library Foundation
BOOK SELLERS: A Room of One’s Own, The Book Deal, Kismet Books, Lake City Books, Leopold’s Books Bar Caffe, Mystery To Me
Tricky Foods – Adult Lunchable Cup: $10
Think of all the snacks you could ever want as a kid, put together in one convenient cute cup! The Adult Lunchable Cup consists of grapes, praline pecans, craisins, white cheddar OR merlot cheese, salami rose, local Potters crackers, snap pea, an apricot and date, pickle & olive Tricky Foods skewer topped with a piece of nostalgic candy!
Miggy’s Bakes – 90’s Mixed Dessert Box: $10
1 Mini Cosmic Brownie, 1 Frosted Animal Cookie Cup, 1 Retro Flower Sugar Cookie
*Add-ons must be purchased when buying a ticket to the event. Pre-orders are to be picked up at your ticketed session with photo ID at the respective vendor’s table.
Meep Meepleton’s World of Fun: Visit Meep’s for a curated selection of vintage toys and other throwback favorites.
Mint Picks: Browse a variety of vintage clothing and household items at Mint Picks booth.
The Artistry Studio: Local artist with an array of sticks, colorful art prints (think Lisa Frank – but landscapes!), stationery, coloring books and accessories!
Mississippi Mayhem: Mississippi Mayhem features quirky pieces of pop art, horror, esoteric witchiness, and snark with a sprinkling of Mother Nature in jewelry, key chains, & original art available on totes, stickers, prints, and paintings.
Kim Marie: Local children’s book author.
o Arts + Crafts: Visit the Revel Craft Corner for a retro DIY.
o Photobooth: Stop by the Dream Day Entertainment photobooth to take your annual WI Grown-Up Book Fair yearbook photo. Retakes are allowed!
o Specialty cocktails: For those 21 and above – Being a grown-up means you can stroll down memory lane with a cocktail in hand. N/A options will be available for our non-drinking patrons.
o Chill Zone: Take a break upstairs where you can find a cozy spot to read, enter a coloring contest for a chance to win prizes, or check out our selection of 90s board games.
o Face Painting by Radiant Smiles Face Painting (Sunday Only)
*GUBF branded tote bag is included with each ticket purchase.