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Changes are coming to Sheboygan Brat Days due to 'recent challenges'

Posted at 11:57 AM, Jul 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 19:30:45-04

SHEBOYGAN — The countdown is on!

In less than a month, the Kiwanis Park in Sheboygan will be filled with thousands of people taking part in the city's annual Brat Days Festival.

"It's pretty much like a festival, kind of like how you see Summerfest," said Brat Days co-chair Eric Leuck.

The festival has everything a Wisconsin fanatic could dream of. A bratwurst eating contest, beer, and live music. Did we mention...brats?!

"We constantly have thousands and thousands of brats cooking each day for Brat Days," said Brat Days co-chair Kara Johnson.

However, changes are coming to Sheboygan's Brat Days following "recent challenges," according to organizers on their website.

A statement on the website did not go into details as to what the changes will look like, but said "after this year's event, we can't continue to run this event in the manner in which it has been organized over the past several years."

"We really definitely don't want to see this go, but as far as changes go, we might scale back and kind of reevaluate where we are at. What we kind of need to do to continue giving back to the community," said Leuck.

"We can't say that it's necessarily just because of COVID. I mean some things may be affected by that, obviously, food prices and gas prices and everything is higher," said Johnson.

But they say no matter what, they'll do what they can to make sure Brat Days doesn't completely go away.

"We still want to be able to give our community the entertainment and our brats, so we definitely want to make sure that it comes back," said Johnson.

WATCH: Sheboygan Jaycees co-chairpersons for Brat Days this year Eric Leuck and Kara Johnson on possible changes to the festival next year

Changes are coming to Sheboygan Brat Days due to 'recent challenges'

The 2022 Brat Days event is scheduled for Aug. 5 and 6 at Kiwanis Park in Sheboygan, featuring contests, entertainers, adopt a barrel, and of course, BRATS!

Admission to the event is free. Click here to learn more.

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