This year, experience a great German tradition right here in Wisconsin
This fall, celebrate all things German at one of Wisconsin’s Oktoberfests. The Badger State has deep German roots, and the annual fall Oktoberfest celebrations are a fun way to experience a little of the Old World. If you haven’t been to one of these beer- and brat-filled extravaganzas, you’re in for a treat on October 6 when three Wisconsin communities host their own version of Oktoberfest.
Oshkosh Oktoberfest takes place at the Leach Amphitheater on the banks on the Fox River in downtown Oshkosh. In addition to the time-honored combination of polka music, German food and dancing, Oshkosh Oktoberfest features an Oktoberfest Olympics. Events include barrel rolling, beer stein holding, cheese tossing and Fraulein carrying. But, the biggest highlight of the day might be the Doxie Dash, an all-dachshund dog race. The Happy Schnapps Combo and Copper Box will provide the music for all the festivities.
Black River Country host their annual Oktoberfest in Black River Falls. It’s a fun-filled day with a full slate of festivities, including tours of the Sand Creek Brewery and great food and refreshments. There will also be a car and motorcycle show, children’s games and a pumpkin decorating contest. And, you don’t want to miss the ceremony selecting the Oktoberfest King and Queen.
The Stevens Point Area is home to three breweries, and the most eccentric of the bunch is the O’so Brewery. The maker of out-of-this-world specialty brews hosts Plo-toberfest. Although it is not your traditional Oktoberfest, it is one heck of a fun celebration. Bands include Signmund Snopeck, Unity Band and Lou Dog, a Sublime cover band. It’s guaranteed to be fun.
All three of these events are happening on October 6, so you have some choices to make. Just make sure you don’t miss this fantastic excuse to tip a pint or two.