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September 23 – September 24
Waukesha’s Frame Park, 1150 Frame Park Dr., hosts Oktoberfest, an exuberant celebration of beer, music, food and friendship, Sept. 23-24, rain or shine.
Waukesha Oktoberfest kicks off with an opening ceremony Friday at 5pm, with free beer followed by music by the 484th Band of Milwaukee, live beer garden statues, a wood carving demonstration, and a Best Dressed of the Fest contest.
Don’t miss music by Copper-Box, beginning at 7pm, and a Masskrugstemmen (beer stein-holding) competition at 8pm.
The fun continues with a Kick Das Balls tournament, 9am-7pm at the Frame Baseball Diamond. Watch a woodcarving demonstration, enjoy music by the Squeezettes, and be sure to watch the unveiling of the Oktoberfest Cake at 2pm–the first 400 attendees receive free cake.
From 2-4 pm, keep the kids entertained at the Family Area with crafts and games. Check out live beer garden statues from 3:30-7:30pm, special performance by Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika at 5pm, try your luck at the 8pm Masskrugstemmen contest, and listen to live music by Blaskapelle Milwaukee from 5:30-10pm.
Admission is free, with $2 wristbands required for alcohol consumption.
Proceeds from wristband sales benefit the Friends of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry (WPRF), and festival proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations, including Friends of WPRF, Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club, Waukesha Citizens Police Academy Assoc., Waukesha Public Safety Cadets, and Waukesha Lions Club.
For more information, visit waukesha-wi.gov/residents/oktoberfest.php.