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April 26, 2019 – April 28, 2019

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine and Cheese Festival

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine Cheese FestivalThe annual Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival is celebrating 17 years in 2019. Join them for a tasting of over 200 quality beers poured by over 35 breweries. Experience over 45 types of wine, sample and purchase gourmet cheeses, all while enjoying live music. Don’t forget to sign-up for the Coulee Region Cornhole Tournament and play some Hammer-Schlagen.

It all begins Friday evening, April 26th, with Friday Night: Taster’s Eve, where you can buy a wristband and ride the shuttles to various participating establishments for specials and tap take-overs by guest breweries attending the fest.

The main festival takes place at La Crosse’s Southside Oktoberfest Grounds on Saturday afternoon, April 28th, with general admission ($50) from 2-6pm. VIP tickets ($90) allow for a noon entry. Details on what you get with each are below!

But that’s not all…

Sunday, April 27th is the Bacon Bloody Brunch! Jump back on the horse or come out for a “Sunday Funday” at the Oktoberfest Grounds! Enjoy specialty breakfast drinks, yard games, live music, and of course BACON. Specialty drinks include beer bloodies, mimosas and breakfast beer served up by Del’s Bar, Pearl Street Brewery, and Surly Brewing Company. For eats, enjoy giant pancakes served up by Mindoro Lions Club, bacon provided by Bubba’s Meats and Premier Catering, cheesy potatoes, and eggs. Coffee will also be available.

For Sunday’s Bacon Bloody Brunch, tickets are available for $15, which are available online or at the gates. You must be 21 years or older and show ID at the gate.

I-90, U.S. 14/61, U.S. 53, and Highways 16, 33, and 35 all bring you to La Crosse, and they’re all beautiful drives as you head “Between the Bluffs”!

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine and Cheese Festival Address:

Southside Oktoberfest Grounds
2nd & La Crosse Streets
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 782-2250 or (800) 658-9424

Between the Bluffs Ticket ($50) Details:

General Admission Tickets include:

Souvenir sampling glass
Sampling of Beer, Wine, and Cheese
Live Music
Tasters Eve events on Friday, April 26th
Free shuttle for Tasters Eve events and on day of Fest from and to Host Hotels
Voucher for La Crosse County Tavern League “Safe Ride Home” upon request

VIP Tickets ($90) Include:

VIP and Brewers Reception Friday, April 26th
Private access from 12:00 – 2:00 PM before the general admission entry at 2:00pm
On-site VIP parking
VIP special gift
VIP tent to enjoy private sampling of specialty items offered by the beer, wine and cheese exhibitors as well as catered meal in VIP tent


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Start: April 26, 2019 2:00 pm
End: April 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Southside Oktoberfest Grounds
Phone: 608-782-2250
1 Oktoverfest Strasse, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States

May 2, 2019 – May 5, 2019

Milwaukee Maifest at Estabrook Park Beer Garden

Milwaukee Maifest at Estabrook Park Beer Garden

It’s Milwaukee Maifest time! Join the Milwaukee County Park System and neighbors from Milwaukee, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay and other nearby communities for the Official Kick Off to Beer Garden Season with Milwaukee Maifest at Estabrook Park. Festivities get underway on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30pm with the 2019 Maibock Anstich – Followed by Free beer until 6:30pm!

The fun lasts the whole weekend through Sunday, May 5th and includes Live Music, Food, Dance, Contests and Beer! Check out the beautiful trails in the park and the nice views of the Milwaukee River, which flows right past – and below – the Estabook Beer Garden.

Rapids along the Milwaukee River at Estabrook Park

The Milwaukee River has a nice rapids as its flows past Estabrook Park and the Beer Garden.

You can easily get to Estabrook Park and the Beer Garden via Estabrook River Parkway, just south of Hampton Avenue and about 3/4 mile north of Highway 190/Capitol Drive. Highway 32 goes along Lake Michigan less than two miles to the east, while Highway 57 and I-43 approach less than two miles to the west. Definitely easy to get to – just look for the huge radio towers in the park!

Scroll down for a Schedule of Events.

Highway 190 Estabrook Beer Garden logpMilwaukee Maifest Address:

Estabrook Park Beer Garden
4620 Estabrook Parkway
Milwaukee, WI 53217
(414) 219-9065
Estabrook Park Beer Garden Facebook Page


Milwaukee Maifest at Estabrook Park Beer Garden

Milwaukee Maifest Schedule of Events at Estabrook Park Beer Garden

Thursday, May 2, 2019
4:30 PM: Austrian Express Live at Maifest
5:30 PM: 2019 Maibock Anstich – Opening Ceremony, Blessing of the Bock, Keg Tapping
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Free Beer with Friends of Estabrook Mug
6:30 PM: Masskrugstemmen Steinholding Contest

Friday, May 3, 2019
1:30 PM: Kenny Brandt Live in the Beer Garden
5:00 PM: King Solomon Reggae at Milwaukee Maifest
6:30 PM: Masskrugstemmen Steinholding Contest

Saturday, May 4, 2019
1:00 PM: Steve Meisner Band Live at Milwaukee Maifest
2:30 PM: D.A.N.K. German Dance Performance
4:30 PM: Spielmannszug Milwaukee Drum and Bugle Corps
5:00 PM: Blaskapelle Milwaukee Live at Milwaukee Maifest
6:30 PM: Masskrugstemmen Steinholding Contest

Sunday, May 5, 2019
1:00 PM: Squeezettes! Live at Milwaukee Maifest
2:00 PM: German Dance Performance
3:30 PM: Masskrugstemmen Steinholding Contest


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Start: May 2, 2019
End: May 5, 2019
Venue: Estabrook Park
4620 Estabrook Parkway, Milwaukee, WI, 53217, United States