National Mustard Day August 6th

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Kids enjoying the 2015 National Mustard Day Kids enjoying the 2015 National Mustard Day Photo: @MustardMuseum

(MIDDLETON, WI) Hubbard Avenue in Middleton will be awash in yellow as the National Mustard Museum hosts its 26th annual National Mustard Day celebration on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year’s event drew an estimated 7,000 mustard lovers and even more are expected to attend this year. Admission is free.


Given the tension and rancor of the current political scene, the Mustard Museum has chosen a kinder, gentler theme for this year’s National Mustard Day: Peace, Love & Mustard. As historians and foodies have long known, mustard can unite all foods in harmony and good flavor.

This family-friendly salute to the King of Condiments will feature live music, mustard games, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, and Oscar Mayer hot dogs, to be slathered with mustard, of course. Proceeds from the games and hot dogs will benefit the nonprofit National Mustard Museum and the Sauk Trails Optimist Club.

Games include Mustard Ring Toss, Fishing for Mustard, the Mustard Wheel of Fortune, Mustard Bowling, and the always popular “Feed the Curator.”

Meet the Mustard Makers!

Representatives of several award-winning mustard companies will be on hand to sample some of the world’s most distinctive mustards. Will Kropp of Boetje’s Mustard, winner of the 2016 Grand Champion award at the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Competition, will provide tastes of his grainy Dutch-style mustard to enthusiastic mustard aficionados.

The POUPON U Accordion Band will kick off the day’s activities and local favorites The Red Hot Horn Dawgs and the Evan Riley Band will provide more top-notch musical entertainment. Renowned food writer Meathead Goldwyn will share his secrets of grilling and sign copies of his new book, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling.

Major sponsors French’s and Grey Poupon, along with dozens of other mustard companies and mustard fans, have all contributed to make this year’s National Mustard Day one of the country’s most
important food festivals. Special thanks go to the Middleton Community Development Authority and the City of Middleton, Wisconsin.

The Roth Cheese Food Truck from Monroe, WI, will serve up mouth-watering cheese snacks (with mustard, of course). Culver’s, headquartered in nearby Prairie du Sac, WI, has created a new flavor of fresh frozen Mustard Custard, available exclusively at the Mustard Museum and only on Mustard Day. The National Mustard Museum opened to the public in 1992 but celebrated its first National Mustard Day in 1991 with only a small gathering of friends in the Curator’s back yard. It has grown to a major festival known around the world for its surreal dedication to a condiment that millions may take for granted –
though not the mustard fanatics at the Mustard Museum.

About the Museum:


The National Mustard Museum holds the world’s largest collection of mustards (more than 5,800) and mustard memorabilia. Founder and Curator Barry Levenson reminds food lovers that mustard is not
only a versatile condiment but a healthy one, too. “With no more than 10 calories per serving and no fat or cholesterol, it really is the King – and Queen – of Condiments.” With the help of Confidential Condiment Counselors, visitors can taste more than 450 different mustards, on National Mustard Day and every day, in the Museum gift shop. The Museum is also the home of America’s tongue-in-cheek Mustard College: POUPON U.

For more information: contact Barry or Patti Levenson at the museum (608-831-2222) or via cell (Barry at 608-235-3870; Patti at 608-444-5820) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information about National Mustard Day and the National Mustard Museum is available on the Museum’s web site:

Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

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