Perennial Farm Gathering

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Perennial Farm Gathering

Sunday, October 6th – Tuesday, October 8th

Monona Terrace • Madison, WI

Tickets go on sale in May!

With free Farm Tours
Saturday, October 5th
Spring Green, WI

Lodging Recommendations

We have hotel room blocks at the Best Western Premier Park Hotel and DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown. All reservations have a standard 24 hour cancellation policy – please book as soon as possible if you think you will be coming. That weekend there is another conference downtown and a football game so hotels are expected to fill up. September 15th is the reservation cut-off date for the hotel blocks.

Hotel Room Blocks

Best Western Premier Park Hotel
(0.3 mile walk to Monona Terrace)

22 S Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Complimentary airport shuttle service
Rooms with 1 bed, 2 beds or suites $199

DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown
(0.9 mile walk to Monona Terrace) 

525 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703
Complimentary Monona Terrace and airport shuttle service
Room with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds $199

If you would like to explore other options for lodging such as camping, bed and breakfasts, and other neighborhood hotels, check out https://www.visitmadison.com/hotels.

Couple at table enjoys food and drink by Lake Mendota at Memorial Union, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Couple walks on dock at Lake Mendota, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Map to the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center

Transportation and Parking


Public transportation & shuttles

Both hotels with our room blocks offer complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the hotel and each is within walking distance of Monona Terrace. The DoubleTree by Hilton Madison Downtown is a longer walk (0.9 miles) but does offer a free shuttle to Monona Terrace. Madison Metro Transit has several public bus routes downtown. Plan your bus trip here.  

Bicycle

Madison is a very bicycle-friendly city with miles of bicycle paths and lanes. There are short-term bicycles available through Madison BCycle at stations all around town. Check here for the station locations. 

Directions

Use Google Maps for detailed driving directions from your point of origin. If using GPS please use these coordinates rather than One John Nolen Drive: 43.069972, -89.382583 You will arrive at the John Nolen Drive entrance to the Monona Terrace parking ramp. Or, Input 1 W. Wilson Street to enter the parking structure from Wilson St. or to use the drop-off lane.

If the Monona Terrace parking lot fills up, you can find additional parking here:

Real-Time City Lot Parking Availability

Click here for more information on directions and parking.

EV Charging Stations

Madison Gas and Electric provides 100% renewable energy public charging stations across Madison. There are three public charging stations and one van accessible charging station in the Wilson Street Garage located near Monona Terrace. All 4 stations are on level LL0 near the E Doty St elevators. The closest DC Fast Charging station is in the MGE Visitor Parking Lot (Under Solar Canopy) located at 623 Railroad St. 

To use the MGE public stations, you will need to set up a ChargePoint account or a Shell Recharge account. Visit plugshare.com for helpful charging information and a list of charging stations across the country.

Local Grocers

Eastside Farmer’s Market (1.1 miles from Monona Terrace)
Open Tuesdays 4pm-7pm
McPike Park
202 S. Ingersoll St
Madison WI 53703

Willy Street. Co-op (1.3 miles from Monona Terrace)
Open everyday 7:30am-9pm
Member-based cooperative that sources local and organic produce
1221 Williamson St
Madison, WI 53703

Festival Foods (0.9 miles from Monona Terrace)
Open everyday 6am-10pm
Family-owned WI grocery store chain that sources from local farmers
810 E Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703

Capitol Centre Market (0.6 miles from Monona Terrace)
Open everyday from 7am-12am Midnight
Downtown market open late
111 N Broom St.
Madison, WI 53703

Perennial Foods & Meals

Our theme for this year’s Perennial Farm Gathering is perennial foods!

We will kick off Sunday afternoon/evening with a welcome reception with light hors d’oeuvres.

On Monday and Tuesday we will serve a light breakfast and lunch with some locally grown perennial foods – these meals are included with all PFG registrations. On Monday evening, we have an optional Perennial Dinner from 6pm-8pm (limited space, more details coming soon).

Dinner is not included with registration for any of the nights. Madison is known for its food scene and there are several wonderful restaurants within walking distance of Monona Terrace! Follow these links for restaurant ideas: Farm to Tablevegan and vegetarian-friendly, and GF/allergy-friendly options.

Nearby pharmacies and hospitals

Community Pharmacy (3 miles from Monona Terrace)
Open Mon–Fri 10am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 5pm
Independent, worker-managed cooperative
130 South Fair Oaks Avenue
Madison, WI 53704

Walgreens (0.3 miles from Monona Terrace)
Open Mon-Sat 7am – 11p
Sun 8am–10pm
Drugstore Chain located Downtown
15 E Main St
Madison, WI 53703

Closest hospitals

Meriter Hospital (1.8 miles from Monona Terrace)
202 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-417-6206

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital (1.9 miles from Monona Terrace)
700 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-251-6100

University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics (3.1 miles from Monona Terrace)
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792
Phone: 608-262-2398

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