Olbrich Home Rooted and Growing

Crackle - Fire & Froth in the Gardens

Friday, September 29, 2017

7-10 p.m.

Be inspired by the beauty of a crisp fall evening in Olbrich's outdoor gardens! Watch the flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn, groove to live music, savor a variety of tasty foods from local Food Fight restaurants, and sip frothy Wisconsin brews!

Logo pumpkins


  • Limited number of pre-sale tickets available (online only) starting Tuesday, September 5 - check back for the ticket purchase link.
  • $20 members / $25 nonmembers
      • Presale tickets guarantee admittance on the day of the event, not priority entrance
      • Pre-sale and day of event ticket purchasers will be admitted at the same time when doors open at 6:45 p.m.
    • Weather permitting, an additional 250 tickets will be sold at the door starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Must be 21 years old to attend
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs; no seating will be provided outdoors

GLEAM, Art in a New Light will be viewable for CRACKLE attendees only on Friday,
September 29.


2016 sponsors

Madison Block & Stone     Great Dane     TDS Telecom

MINI of Madison


media sponsor

105.5 Triple M



  • Food and beverage offered at an additional cost
  • Bar stations located in outdoor gardens
  • No carry-in food or beverages





pumpkin faceChesser cat



Rose Tower

Tex Tubs

building photo



Light Gaps Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - March 25-July 16

Rhapsody in Bloom - June 17

Summer Concerts in the Gardens - June 20-July 25

Home Garden Tour - July 14 & 15

Blooming Butterflies - July 20-August 13

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719