WWMC2020 – Call for Entries!

Entries for the 2020 World-Wide Mustard Competition are due here at the Mustard Museum by February 28. The competition is open to all commercially available mustards and mustard-based sauces. Click the button below to place yourself among the world’s best!

Big companies and small companies alike can enter and, because the tasting is “blind,” everyone has the same chance of winning.

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The Museum’s 2020 Holiday Hours

This holiday season we are open every day, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Below is our schedule for the next several weeks… Happy Holidays!

Thanksgiving, 11/28: CLOSED
Black Friday, 11/29: Open 10am – 5pm

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Until Christmas Eve Day: Sat. – Wed. 10 am – 5pm; Thurs. & Fri. 10am – 8pm (extended hours)
Christmas Eve, Tues., 12/24: 10am – 3pm
Christmas Day, Wed. 12/25: CLOSED

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Between Christmas and Mon., 12/30: 10am – 5pm
New Year’s Eve Day, Tues., 12/31: 10am – 4pm
New Year’s Day, Wed., 1/1: CLOSED

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Wisconsin 6-Pack

Whether exploring your own backyard, packing gifts for travel, or embarking on holiday shopping, this is an essential set of mustards, all made right here in Wisconsin… and they are delicious.

Grab a 6-pick and enjoy!

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Get the Catalog!

It’s what we bring to the table… that’s our theme this year. Of course, we’re talking about bringing you all the finest mustards. Grab a copy of our catalog or take a look at the online version (click below). Then, find the perfect mustard to bring to YOUR table.

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Vote for Us!

The polls are now open. Vote for the National Mustard Museum in the annual “Best of Madison”. We made it into the finals in three categories:

It would not be unseemly of you to vote for us in all three. Only one vote per person, per category, so make it count.

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Gallery Night 10/4

The Mustard Museum is part of the MMOCA Gallery Night, Friday, October 4, 5 to 9 pm. “Art Lights Up The Night” is the theme and we are thrilled to be part of this gala event that showcases the many art venues in the greater Madison area.

In addition to the more than 6,200 mustards here at the Mustard Museum, we have one of the world’s finest collections of mustard memorabilia – tins, pots, jars, advertisements, and more. They are all works of art (if we do say so ourselves). But for many, the most important artistic treasures are the paintings by the great masters.

The Curator will be on hand to sign postcards of these artistic treasures, his children’s book, Mustard on a Pickle, and the museum’s game, Please Pass the Mustard.

We will also have the JD Wolfe Mustard Museum Pottery collection to view and purchase. Jen’s exquisite modern pottery is handmade in Wisconsin and is featured as part of our “Mustard Bites” tasting experience.

For more information on MMoCA Gallery Night, go to mmoca.org/gallerynight.

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Mustard Obsession

Beacon Athletics“I am probably the first and only person in the world who has devoted his life to mustard obsession, mustard fandom, mustard love…”

Those are the words of Mustard Museum founder and curator, Barry Levenson. Yahoo! Lifestyle paid a visit to Middleton recently to catch up, errrrrrr, to talk with the Curator about all things mustard and Mustard Museum. As the article states, he’s probably tasted about 3,000 different mustards from all over the world since his obsession began — which has a story all its own. But don’t ask him which is his favorite. “It’s like asking, ‘Who’s your favorite child?’” the Curator says.

Watch a video and learn more about Barry’s mustard obsession at Yahoo! Lifestyle.

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Come See Us Any Day (almost)

There doesn’t have to be an event to visit the Mustard Museum and Gourmet Gift Shop. Just come whenever your taste buds need a jolt of something golden, something delicious… We’re open every day — just about. We’re rarely closed and our regular hours for the Museum and Gourmet Gift Shop are:

Open Daily 10 – 5 (our next scheduled “closed day” is Thursday, November 28). Look for extended hours during the holiday season — we’re always open until 8pm on the third Thursday of the month. And, of course, online store is always open, 24/7!

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Upcoming Events (there are many!)

It Starts with Strolling’ Middleton…

There are several events over the next couple weeks here at the National Mustard Museum. It all begins Friday, Sept. 6, with the “Strollin’ Middleton” mini-jazz fest in Downtown Middleton (poster above shows the entire schedule). The Mustard Museum will be open until 8:30pm with our featured artist “Lesser Lakes” at 7pm. We’ll have lots of snacks to sample and hot dogs & soft pretzels for only $1 perfect for dipping in mustard!

The Downtown Middleton Wine Walk is next up. On Thursday, September 19, downtown Middleton will host the 16th Wine Walk from 5pm to 8pm. You’ll get your wine glass and wrist band and then off you go through Historic Downtown Middleton for 18 stops — among them, the National Mustard Museum! Get your tickets now… a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Restoring Hope Transplant House in Middleton.

Learn more and get your tickets here: WINE WALK TICKETS

Then, in a few weeks, be here for our unique culinary experience. Sign up to enjoy mustard like you’ve never enjoyed it before for our “Mustard Bites: A Tasteful Adventure” on Wednesday, September 25.

This hands-on tasting and pairing event includes a cooking demo, recipes, mustard history and a tour of the Mustard Museum. Learn more about Mustard Bites here: Mustard Bites Sign up for the 9/25 event: Get Tickets

Finally, we have a Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Gallery Night from 5 – 9 pm on Friday, October 4. This unique artistic event will feature JD Wolfe Potter and our “Mustard Art” from the Museum’s very own, Barry Levenson. Don’t miss it!

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Nominate Us for the ‘BEST’…

We could use your help. As Channel3000.com says, “Madison is an enchanted city with as many colorful characteristics as there are in the Land of Oz.”

One of those colors is, of course, yellow. Please nominate us for the Madison Magazine’s “Best of Madison” 2020. We are in three categories:

  • HOME & LIFESTYLE (Gift Shop/Specialty Store; Food);
  • FOOD & DRINK (Specialty Food Store); and

You can vote once per day per email address.

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