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Crafts, Exhibits, Food and Beverages

Arts and Crafts Fair


Be sure to check out this year’s Arts and Crafts Fair on the midway (both Friday from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Saturday ). 


* Vendors and products vary each year and cover a wide range of items.


Previous Vendors & Exhibits

  • Candles and Soaps
  • Children’s Books
  • Toys (Teddy Bears, PVC Bows & Marshmallow Shooters, and Much More)
  • Hats, T-shirts, Scarfs, Sun Glasses
  • Plants and Flowers
  • Garden and Household Decor
  • Handcrafted Clothing
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Electronics
  • Flag Poles
  • Haircuts for a donation
  • Relay for Life information booth

If you’re a vendor and want to join the fun, you can download an application here.

Food and Beverages

The Monroe Balloon Rally is a community-based

event that depends on the generous support and participation of numerous businesses, and community groups. Along with the famous Cream Puffs provided by the National Historic

Cheesemaking Center, you’ll need to save room for the cheese curds, giant cookies, cotton candy, kettle corn and deep fried everything. Here’s a sampling of the culinary distractions from previous years.

  • Boy Scout Troop 115: Food Booth and Schwan’s Ice Cream
  • National Historic Cheesemaking Center: Cream Puffs
  • Freeport Golden K Kiwanis: Kettle Corn
  • Monroe Lion’s Club: Food Trailer
  • Koning’s Ribeye Grill: Rib Eye Sandwiches
  • Family Promise of Green County: Concessions
  • Jason’s Flavored Ice
  • Almond Tree: German Roasted Nuts
  • Butterfly & Ribbon Fries
  • Beer Wagon: Next to Blues Bands

Tasty midway concessions will be available from Noon to 9:00 p.m. Also, there will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fun & Games

Fun & Games

Every year, we have a variety of activities for youth and families. These can include Laser Tag, Carnival Style Kid Games, Challenge Mazes, Large Inflatables (giant slide, bounce house, obstacle course, jousting and sports bungee challenge), Carnival Style Kid Games and Monroe Rally Balloon Souvenirs.

As we confirm our activities we will attempt to post these details on the site and through social media. No matter what there is always fun times, fantastic food and great fun for all at the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival !

Activities from Previous Years:

Challenge Mazes

By Incorporating the Invisible who specializes in training teams to work together to achieve great things. Designed to test your ability to solve simple puzzles by navigating yourself through various full sized mazes.  Their training experiences can help you:

  • Encourage communication
  • Build trust
  • Set goals
  • Foster leadership skills
  • Cope with change
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Think creatively
  • Implement innovation
  • Tap the strengths of every team member

The different mazes are set up to challenge every age group, from young to old.


Outstanding fun for the kids to play on with different sizes and challenges for all ages. Different inflatables are available each year and may include

  • A Giant Slide
  • Bounce House
  • Obstacle Course
  • Jousting
  • Sports Bungee Challenge



Laser Tag – Aside from being one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in America, Laser Tag Anywhere is fun, safe, and perfect for every and anyone! Experts set up a Laser Tag field using inflatable barricades and bunkers. LazerTag2Firing the marker activates the infrared signal and the receiver keeps track of all the hits. A hit to the receiver from any angle will record a hit. Each time you score a hit on another player, the system will broadcast the information out to all players within range.

Carnival Games & Rides


Other Attractions

Green County Dairy Day can also occur on the same weekend, but be aware that the location varies year to year. During Saturday morning cattle judging may be held at the fairgrounds in Monroe. Always fun to watch when it falls in Monroe on that Saturday!

Visit Green County

Don’t forget all the other great things to do in Green County, Wisconsin (Facebook) when coming to the Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival!

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