REJOICE! Mustard Day is THIS Saturday

Can you feel the excitement? This Saturday, August 3, is National Mustard Day, and we are making final preparations for our tribute to the King of Condiments.

The grill is hot, the frozen mustard custard is cold, and the Confidential Condiment Counselors are all going through their last minute drills. Are you ready?

The festivities officially begin at 10:00 a.m. but you don’t want to miss the POUPON U Accordion Band warming up the French’s Music Stage with the Mustard Day Overture with the Curator at 9:30, followed by the Red Hot Horn Dawgs, Speed Trap, City Electric, and Chaser.

Music, games, food, and mustard – what more could you want?

It all happens on Hubbard Avenue in Middleton, in front of and inside the National Mustard Museum. Nearby parking can be tight but you can ride the Middleton Trolley from any of nine locations (learn more about parking). There is ample parking at all of the Trolley stops; we recommend Greenway Station (near the Hilton Garden Inn), on Greenway Boulevard (at the Fairfield Inn), the Residence Inn, and any of the other Trolley stop locations. For detailed trolley information, go to visitmiddleton.com/trolley.

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Mustard Custard!

Beacon AthleticsOnce again, our friends at Culver’s have ensured that National Mustard Day will be the ONLY place you can grab a cool, refreshing treat like no other: MUSTARD CUSTARD. Sounds crazy, but don’t judge until you try it.

Frozen mustard custard has been a National Mustard Day tradition for years and this year’s flavor truly does cut the you-know-what. Culver’s will be whipping up a batch of Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Mustard Custard and it will be available exclusively at the Mustard Museum in Downtown Middleton on Saturday, August 3.

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“Squeeze the Day!”

That’s the theme of this year’s National Mustard Day celebration on Saturday, August 3. If you are artistically inclined and would like to submit a design for this year’s t-shirt, send it to the curator. The winning design will receive five t-shirts (your choice of sizes).

The design should be on the front only and be sure to include the Mustard Museum logo with “National Mustard Day 2019” prominently featured. (If you need a jpg of our logo, email the Curator.)

Sponsorships of Mustard Day are now available, with thank you gifts commensurate with your support, from $25 up to $5,000, and as most sponsorships go, named for various precious elements:

MD25 – $25 (Plywood level)
MD42 – $42 (Molybdenum level)
MD50 – $50 (Pretzelium level)
MD100 – $100 (Bronze level)
MD250 – $250 (Silver level)
MD500 – $500 (Gold level)
MD1000- – $1,000 (Platinum level)
MD2500 – $2,500 (Dijonium level)
MD5000 – $5,000 (Mustardium)

National Mustard Day is our biggest event of the year and proceeds fund the activities and related nonsense of the nonprofit National Mustard Museum.

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For Your Slugging Dad

Fathers Day is just around the corner – we’ll even call it the “hot corner” as “third base” is known to all you baseball enthusiasts. That is why we have put together a special Fathers Day baseball gift box. Our pal, Brewers legend Gorman Thomas, knows a thing about mustard and more than a few things about baseball. He led the American League in home runs twice (1979 and 1982) and remains one of the most beloved Milwaukee Brewers sluggers ever. He also happens to make a mustard sauce that won a gold medal last year at the World-Wide Mustard Competition.

This gift set is loaded with mustard and baseball love. There’s a giant jar of Stormin’ Sauce, a jar of Gorman’s Long Ball Mustard, a Fathers Day mustard, some Bertman Baseball Ball Park Mustard and a regulation American League baseball signed by Gorman. How do we know he signed it? Because he did it right here at the Mustard Museum as the Curator was watching (pictured).

It’s regularly $54.95 but in honor of all the baseball-loving dads, we’ve put it on sale for $44.95.

Unlike Gorman’s legendary power, supplies of this gift box are limited. Fathers Day 2019 Baseball Gift Box

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‘Brava Night Out’ in Middleton on 6/20

Experience the local flavor of the NEW Downtown Middleton at the “June Good Neighbor Night”. Register now for a VIP BRAVA Night Out when two dozen locally-owned businesses open their doors on this summer solstice eve for a uniquely Middleton evening on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 5-9pm.

Shop late with extended hours, special offers and discounts. Taste local fare and listen to live music. Explore the charm of Downtown Middleton on a vintage trolley. Chat with local artists and proprietors at hands-on demonstrations and workshops. Take it all home in an exclusive Downtown Middleton canvas tote bag — registration is FREE. REGISTER NOW

Here at the Mustard Museum you’ll be greeted with:

  • Your choice of a refreshing summertime mocktail: Lemon drop or Sangria (featuring our Stonewall Kitchens Mixers).
  • A delicious spread of easy summertime appetizers featuring some of our “Mustard Bites” (things like our Delicae Sun-dried Tomato & Olive Mustard with goat cheese & baguette; our cheese & charcuterie, and more)!
  • A chance to enter our drawing to win a Picnic Basket packed with Mustard Museum provisions.
  • A special 10% discount valid that night, Thursday 6/20, for those registered at the Brava Night Out tent (or online: bit.ly/BNO-details) — registration is FREE!

Make sure you have Brava Night Out on your calendar for Thursday, June 20 where at the Mustard Museum we’ll celebrate summer with Summertime Sips, Samples & Snacks!

To learn more about the event, all the participating stores & restaurants, and to register for free, click here: bit.ly/BNO-details

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New ‘Mustard Bites’ Dates

There’s a great culinary adventure waiting for you… Mustard Bites: A Tasteful Adventure.

Be part of our next MUSTARD BITES evening of delicious small plates paired with the “right” mustards and discover how well mustard makes everything taste better. We have two summer evening events planned. The first is Wednesday, June 26 with one also scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, so visit our page on EVENTBRITE to take a voyage on the good ship “Mustard Bites.” Space is limited so sign up today for an unforgettable taste adventure. $45 per person.

Scheduled events on Eventbrite like the summer events are our “public events”, and anyone can attend. We also offer private group adventures for groups of 12-48 people. If a public event doesn’t work as well for you, you can learn more about Mustard Bites or to request a private group adventure by clicking below.

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Salute to the Winners!

See and taste all the winners of the 2019 World-Wide Mustard Competition at our annual SALUTE TO THE WINNERS exhibit Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, here at the Mustard Museum from 10am – 6pm.

This is your opportunity to savor the world’s finest mustards. Many will be available for purchase as well. Make it a memorable Memorial Day Weekend by sampling the best mustards on the planet.

Come see and TASTE the winners. Admission is free.

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The Medal Winners

We just announced all the medalists from this year’s World-Wide Mustard Competition have been announced! Some mustards are available for purchase in our Gift Shop and in our online store. Click the button to see the list of winners that were published in this week’s eNews!

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On to the Elite Eight!

The Mustard Madness continues… The Sweet Sixteen contests were completed this weekend and we’re down to 8 mustards vying for the title. The “winning” mustards (based on sales that week) who will be matched up in our Elite Eight contests are:

Keep checking back for updated results… the Mustard Madness Final Four will be announced on Friday, April 5.

The remaining two mustards to square off for the Championship will be announced by the end of day on Sunday, April 7.

And the winner of the 2019 Mustard Madness bracket will be announced Tuesday, April 9.

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Attention Bracketologists…

It’s March, and there’s another tournament bracket for you to obsess over!

Introducing the 2019 MUSTARD MADNESS bracket. Fabulous mustard prizes await the mustard savant who can accurately predict these epic matchups of mustards. The “winner” of each game will be determined by the sales for each mustard. Just download our fillable-PDF, fill in your picks for the winning mustards (NCAA bracket-style) and send us your entry.

You can print it and then drop it off at the Museum, or you can save it and email it to us or message us via our various social media outlets.

 

 

Here’s the rules and notes about how to play MUSTARD MADNESS:

  1. How to enter:
    a. Free fillable-PDF mustard brackets will be available in various places throughout the month of March:
    i. In our Gourmet Gift Shop
    ii. On our website (mustardmuseum.com)
    iii. In our weekly e-newsletter (signup on our website)
    iv. On our social media sites
    1. Facebook: facebook.com/mustardmuseum (@mustardmuseum)
    2. Instagram: nationalmustardmuseum
    3. Twitter: @mustardmuseum
  2. How to play:
    a. Please complete the fillable PDF and send a copy to us NO LATER THAN MARCH 26. You can:
    i. Print it and drop it off at our Gourmet Gift Shop
    ii. Save it and email it to customerservice@mustardmuseum.com
    iii. Save it and message us on any of our social media accounts
    b. Please be sure to fill in your contact information so we can reach out if you win!
  3. How to win:
    a. “Games” will begin on March 28, the week of the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA March Madness.
    i. Game winners will be based on sales for that week. For example, if Norman Bishop Dill & Garlic outsells Terrapin Ridge Dill Pickle that week, Norman Bishop will be declared the winner and will advance to the next round.
    ii. The second round will correspond to the Elite Eight, and so on.
    iii. You earn points for each correct prediction you make, with increasing value per round: 1pt for round 1, 2 for round 2, etc.
    b. The winning mustard and bracket will be announced shortly after the final “game”. In the case of a tie, those brackets will be added to a drawing and one name will be drawn to determine our prize winner.
  4. What you win:
    a. One-of-a-kind Mustard Madness 2019 gift box (featuring the 2019 Final Four mustards), $50 Gift Card, and Mustard Museum swag.
    b. Bragging rights and the adoration & respect of your friends, family, and employer (probably a raise!).
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