Muskego Fest Changes Name to DandiLion Daze
New name pays homage to community’s entertainment heritage; big changes and additions coming to southeastern Wisconsin’s largest free admission festival starting this year.
Muskego, Wisconsin – June 4, 2019 – The Muskego Community Festival, also known as Muskego Fest, announced today that it is changing its name to DandiLion Daze, a tribute to the community’s once-famed DandiLion Park, which at one time housed the country’s fastest rollercoaster, the Tail Spin.
Additionally, the festival, whose proceeds benefit nine community service clubs and organizations in Muskego, is undergoing several major changes and additions, beginning this year, designed to enhance the overall experience and provide patrons with more entertainment and refreshment options.
These enhancements include, among other highlights, partnering with a new carnival, Spectrum Carnival, based out of Michigan, to offer newer equipment and more ride options; the introduction of beer flights, along with a larger selection of craft beers; and teaming up with Spirits of Norway Vineyard, based in the Town of Norway, to offer an assortment of great wines. For 2019, the festival is featuring a cornhole tournament and a 5k run, as well. Those interested in participating in the run, which is being called the Muskego Corn Dog Classic 5k, can register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Muskego/MuskegoCornDogClassic5k?raceRefCode=3aoYmFaR.
The 2019 festival dates are Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25.
Finally, as part of the rebranding process, a new Web site for the festival has been unveiled at www.dandiliondaze.com. Visitors to the festival’s former Web site, www.muskegofest.com, will be redirected to the new one. This new Web site is much more user-friendly, and greatly simplifies and streamlines the registration process for vendors.
“We’re very excited about what we’re doing,” noted Scott Lago, this year’s festival committee chairman. He went on to add, “We have a lot of talent and synergy on our committee, and we’re confident that the new ideas being implemented this year will translate into an even more fun time for families, music fans, and festivalgoers. There’s virtually something for everyone.”
“Come on out and experience our festival. Have a good time, and know that you’re supporting nine wonderful organizations that do so much good in our community year-round,” said Jeff Hoeser, this year’s committee vice-chair, who also oversees the parade that takes place on the Sunday morning of the festival.
Those interested in learning more about the festival’s plans for this year are encouraged to stop by the festival committee’s booth during Jammin’ on Janesville on Friday, June 7.
Aaron S. Robertson