Milwaukee Oktoberfest at Sprecher Brewery« Back to Events
Sprecher led the way for the emerging microbreweries, establishing itself in 1985. Today, it hosts a multi-weekend Oktoberfest celebration, including the final weekend in September and the first weekend in October.
Admission is $5 at the door. $4 in advance online… kids under 18 are free (but of course, bier is verboten.)
The Sprecher Oktoberfest runs Friday night 5-11pm and Saturday 2pm-midnight.
This, the oldest Bavarian Oktoberfest in the Midwest, includes traditional German brass bands, Schuhplatter folk dancing, singing, yodeling, sing-alongs and dancing for everyone. Delicious and authentic German food is available, including broiled chicken, Oktoberfest bratwurst or spanferkel (young pig spit roasted over an open pit), Rollbraten (sliced pork roast on a Kaiser roll), or hot dogs, pretzels and sweet roasted almonds. Desserts include fruit strudel, tortes and assorted homemade cakes. Get in line early for your Bienenstich or “Bee sting cake”, which is a German dessert made of a sweet yeast dough with a baked-on topping of caramelized almonds and filled with a vanilla custard, Butter cream or cream. Of course there’s plenty of beer on tap imported and domestic – as well as wine, soft drinks and coffee.
There are traditional German imported gifts and souvenirs sold at the park, and in the Bavarian Fest Garten – an Alpine style pavilion equipped with weather curtains on the open sides, picnic tables and benches seat up to 2000 under the trees in the Park which is situated right along the Milwaukee River. There is open green space and an area for children to play.
More details are on their website.