GNF President Mark Opitz Announces 2020 Theme

The Good Neighbor Festival is delighted to announce that the theme for this year’s event is “2020 Vision–A Middleton Spectacle.” A play on words, the 2020 theme invites a whimsical look at the festival while also looking ahead to Middleton’s bright future.

As noted by 2020 Festival President Mark Opitz, “this year’s theme ‘lens’ itself well to having some fun with language, if you’re in that frame of mind. It also seems fitting to focus on the new decade ahead. I envision we’ll have a lot of creative parade entries this year!”

The Good Neighbor Festival will be held August 28-30 at Fireman’s Park in Middleton. Since 1964, people from Middleton and surrounding areas have enjoyed live music, carnival rides, delicious food, activities for kids, the Parade, the Art and Craft Fair, the 5K Run/Walk, and more.

The festival is completely run by and for the benefit of several non-profit organizations serving the Middleton area.

Some exciting changes are in store for 2020, including a return to individual food concessions run by festival trustee organizations. Opitz said that organizers are focusing in particular on enhancing the experience while on the festival grounds, and he added, “we are eyeing a few surprises.”

For the second year, Willy Street Co-op will be the presenting sponsor of the Festival. Many more sponsorships are needed to make the festival possible. Visit our sponsor page to learn more!