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July 8, 2017 – September 4, 2017

Bristol Renaissance Faire

bristolrenfaire_logo01Along the Wisconsin-Illinois border you can go back to the 16th century at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. A plethora of entertainment, great food, performances, and a marketplace filled with crafts, art, musical instruments, clothes, jewelry, and more await. You’ll find plenty of colorful characters in period costumery, performers twirling fire, people mashing their mouths into giant turkey legs, wandering minstrels, swordfights, jousting… the list goes on and on. It’s a great summer weekend activity just west of Kenosha on the Illinois border!

Bristol Renaissance Faire runs Saturdays and Sundays from July 8th though Labor Day (yes, it runs that Monday and that’s the only Monday.) 2017 marks the Faire’s 29th season.

The Kid’s Kingdom is a newer addition, including the Castle Stage where children can get knighted, a face-painting area (don’t worry, it washes off eventually), hobbit houses, an entrance area with five huge thrones that provide great photo opportunities, and an air-conditioned rest area.

A giant turkey leg slathered in barbecue sauce is an essential part of the Bristol Renaissance Faire experience, but they also offer everything from Cornish pasties and bakery goods to vegan items and gelato. The number of entertainment stages now totals sixteen. Comedic sword-fighting, ropewalking, juggling, fire-whipping, acrobatics, chalk art, a variety of musicians, and more. The Marketplace offers the work of nearly 175 artisans and crafters; you can find Scottish kilts, leather masks, bamboo flutes, jester socks, stage-combat-approved swords, steampunkery, and much more. Glass blowing and blacksmithing activities frequently happen in the Marketplace as well as a variety of other crafting.

Tickets range from $25.95 for adults and $11.50 for children ages 5-12; kids 4 and under are free; advance purchase prices online are a buck or two less. Season passes can be purchased for $125 and you can get discount coupons here. U.S. 41, I-41/94, Highway 165, and the state line border the “Fairegrounds,” with U.S. 45 and Highway 50 also getting you close!

Bristol Renaissance Faire Location:

12550 120th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
(877) 435-9849
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Start: July 8, 2017
End: September 4, 2017
Venue: Bristol Renaissance Faire
Phone: 877-435-9849
Address:
12550 120th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53142, United States
Cost: 25.95

August 12, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Oconto County Fair

The 76th annual Oconto County Fair runs August 12-13 and 17-20 in Zippel Park in Gillett, Wisconsin.

Highlights will include a Youth-Decorated Cake Auction, Human Foosball, a Tractor Pull, the Fairest of the Fair Competition, and the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Contest!

Grandstand shows will include family fun events like a 4X4 Truck Pull, Farm Tractor Pull, and a Draft Horse Pull. Of course, being a county fair, you’ll see plenty of animals from area farms. There will be a Goat Show, Poultry Show, Rabbit Show, Swine Show, Sheep Show, Beef Show, and much more… that’s a lot of shows.

The Exhibition Area will be open every day featuring vendors with a variety of products, shows, and more. You can enjoy live entertainment nightly, plenty of eats, drinks, rides, and fun.

Plenty of specific additions will be announced as the Oconto County Fair date draws closer. Check their website for updates!

Zippel Park is just east of Highway 22 and west and south of Highway 32 in Gillett. Follow either highway to get to Gillett, the “ATV Capital of the World,” and enjoy the 2017 Oconto County Fair!

Address:
East Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124
Event Website

Start: August 12, 2017
End: August 20, 2017
Venue: Zippel Park
Address:
E. Park Street, Gillett, WI, 54124, United States

August 17, 2017 – August 20, 2017

Irish Fest Milwaukee

The largest Irish festival in the nation, the 37th Milwaukee Irish Fest happens Thursday, August 17th through Sunday, August 20th on Milwaukee’s lakefront. An amazing array of musical artists in Irish and Celtic music fill several stages, including Hermitage Green, Goitse, Dervish, Scythian, The High Kings, The Scattering, and more.

The Celtic World Showcase features more bands specializing in Celtic music. Some bands include Aoife Scott, The Young Folk, Dermot and Flo, Frankie Garvin, and Cuig.

Other Irish Fest activities include a Baking Contest, Photo and Poetry Contests, and “Red Hair & Freckles” Contest, a “Celtic Canines” exhibit, the Jameson Lounge (for whiskey tastings), a Marketplace filled with Irish crafts and other items from over 90 vendors, a Cultural Village, and much more.

Saturday the 19th features a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Later that day you can enjoy the Lesaffre/Red Star Yeast Baking Contest. Dog lovers can check out Milwaukee Irish Fest’s Celtic Canine Area; this unique area gives you the chance to see and pet some of Ireland’s most popular dog breeds, meet and talk with some of the Midwest’s top breeders, and learn about grooming, general care and training. The Irish dog breeds include Irish Wolfhounds, Irish Terriers, Irish Red Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, Kerry Blue Terriers and Kerry Beagles. The Celtic Canines will be on display Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a full lineup of activities and deals for everything else, check out the Irish Fest website!

You can reach Irish Fest at Henry Maier Festival Park (aka the Summerfest grounds) along Milwaukee’s lakefront via I-794 and U.S. 18 most directly. Highways 32, 38, 59, and 145 all bring you within a mile of the grounds.




Start: August 17, 2017
End: August 20, 2017
Venue: Henry Maier Festival Park
Address:
200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI, 53202, United States

August 30, 2017 – September 4, 2017

Central Wisconsin State Fair


One of three “State Fairs” in Wisconsin, the Central Wisconsin State Fair takes place in Marshfield August 30-September 4, 2017 on the grounds that also feature the “World’s Largest Round Barn.” This Fair features 4-H and open class exhibits, free grandstand entertainment with gate admission, the Central Wisconsin Draft Horse Show, midway carnival rides, tractor pull, demolition derby, commercial exhibits and special programs, food and beer gardens, and the “Central Wisconsin’s Got Talent” competition. Definitely worth checking out if you want to hit the lovely city of Marshfield in the central part of the state (hence, the event’s name).

U.S. 10 and Highways 13, 80, and 97 all hit Marshfield, Wisconsin (“Hub City”) and the Central Wisconsin State Fair grounds are on the south side of town, a few blocks east of Central Avenue (Bus. Hwy 13) and the Wildwood Zoo.

Check their website for the complete entertainment lineup, ticket specials, and more!




Start: August 30, 2017
End: September 4, 2017
Venue: Wood County Fairgrounds
Phone: 715-387-1261
Address:
513 E. 17th Street, Marshfield, WI, 54449, United States
Cost: 9

September 1, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Great Northern Classic Rodeo

In Superior, check out the Great Northern Classic Rodeo September 1-3, 2017! This is an MRA/URA-sanctioned professional rodeo, including saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, bareback riding, cowgirl’s barrel racing, bull riding. Other events include a 5K walk/run Saturday morning, the Miracle rodeo on Sunday morning, children’s games during all performances and numerous food/merchandise vendors. Great fun for the entire family!

U.S. 2 and 53, and Highways 13, 35, and 105 bring you to Superior. Yee-ha!! The Great Northern Classic Rodeo takes place on the Douglas County Fairgrounds, right along Highway 35/Tower Avenue.

Tickets for the Great Northern Classic Rodeo are $13 in advance, $14 at the gate for adults; kids 6-12 are $7 in advance, $8 at the gate, and kids 5 and under are FREE. Seniors (65+) and Military can also get in for $8. Check their website for all the details.

Great Northern Classic Rodeo details:

Bareback Bronc Riding   The rigging is a wide leather belt that fits around the horse’s midsection, just behind its shoulders.  The rider holds onto its stiff leather handle and leans back as far as his arm will allow while positioning his heels over the horse’s shoulders for the first jump out of the chute.  This is called “marking the animal out.”  The rider’s free hand cannot come in contact with the horse during the 8-second ride.  Each time the horse kicks, the cowboy brings his knees toward his body, keeping his heels against the horse and his toes turned out (called “spurring), then stretches his legs out again.  SPONSORED BY BARKERS ISLAND INN

Calf Roping   Calf roping requires the contestant to rope a calf, dismount, run down the rope to “flank” the animal by picking it up and laying it on the ground with all four legs pointing in the same direction and tie three legs securely.  His time ends when he throws his hands in the air after tying the legs, although the roper must remount and allow slack in the rope for five seconds.  He is disqualified if the calf gets loose within those five seconds.  In this event, the horse needs to actually work without a rider and must be highly skilled. SPONSORED BY SUPERIOR TELEGRAM

Saddle Bronc Riding   This requires the cowboy to sit upright in a saddle on the horse, holding onto a buck rein that is attached only to the horse’s halter and move his legs from the knees down in a back-and-forth motion resembling the movement of a rocking chair.  His feet must remain in the stirrups with his toes turned out.  He must mark the horse out by keeping his heels in the well of the horse’s neck on the first jump and may not touch himself or the horse with his free hand.  The most physically grueling of all the rodeo events. SPONSORED BY ENBRIDGE

Breakaway Roping   This requires the contestant to rope a calf in the quickest time, with the rope breaking away from the saddle horn when the calf is caught and pulls the “slack” out of the rope.  The catch is considered clean if it passes over the calf’s head and is pulled taut anywhere on its body-even one heel!  Times can often be as quick as just a few seconds.  A barrier is stretched to allow the calf a “head start” and 10 second penalty applies if the cowgirl starts too early.  SPONSORED BY D.C. TAVERN LEAGUE

Steer Wrestling   The object of steer wrestling, also called “bulldogging,” is to lean onto the back of a steer, catch it from behind the horns, quickly slide from the horse to the ground to stop the steer’s forward momentum and wrestle the animal to the ground with all four of its legs pointing in the same direction.  The bulldogger is assisted by a hazer, who rides along the right side of the steer to keep it running straight.  The hazer is extremely important and can play a great part in whether the rider “gets down on his steer.”  SPONSORED BY BNSF

Cowgirls Barrel Racing   A speed event where times are measured in thousandths of a second with electric timers.  Barrel racing is set on a cloverleaf pattern marked by three 55-gallon drums placed on the two sides and far end of the arena.  Beginning and ending from the same point, the rider goes first to either the right or left barrel, circles it, crosses to the other side and circles that barrel, rides to the far barrel and circles it, then rides full speed back across the starting line.  At one world’s final rodeo, the world title was decided by 1/100th of a second in the last run of the last performance! SPONSORED BY BERNICKS PEPSI

Team Roping   A header ropes the animal (around both horns, the neck or half the head) and wraps the rope around the saddle horn (“dallying”) to tow the steer and position it for the heeler to rope both back legs (roping just one leg earns a five second penalty).  The contest is not over until the heeler catches the legs and dallies, the header has turned to face the heeler, and both ropes are tight.  This action is used often on ranches to this date; it allows a steer to be handled in the open pasture if it has been injuried and needs to be doctored or branded.  SPONSORED BY SUPERIOR CHRYSLER CENTER

Bull Riding   Holding a flat, braided “bull rope” that has been placed around the animal just behind its shoulders, the cowboy threads one end of the rope around his gloved hand and pulls it taut.  During the ride, he tries to keep his body close to his hand with his legs slightly forward toes out and heels planted firmly in the bull’s side.  However, the loose hide generally found on rodeo bulls makes them extremely difficult to ride and the size of these animals magnifies the possibility of injury.  The rider cannot touch his free hand to himself or the bull during the eight second time, and as in bronc and saddle riding, two judges score his ride and the performance of the animal.  SPONSORED BY FOND-DU-LUTH CASINO.

Whew! That’s a lot of bull. Literally. Enjoy the Great Northern Classic Rodeo!

Start: September 1, 2017
End: September 3, 2017
Venue: Douglas County Fairgrounds
Phone: 218-727-6336
Address:
4700 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI, 54880, United States

September 8, 2017 – September 9, 2017

Sputnik Fest

Sputnik Fest logoManitowoc had an out-of-this-world experience on September 5, 1962 when a piece of the Soviet satellite Sputnik IV crashed to earth, just north of downtown right in the middle of 8th Street. A metal ring in the street notes the exact spot of impact.  It was still glowing from the heat of re-entry when it landed! The city celebrates Sputnik Fest to commemorate the glowing visitor’s anniversary, where you’ll see some interesting costumes and space-related activities. Basically at Sputnik Fest, science fiction rules the day – even though Sputnik itself was very real.

Sputnik crash site, center of Sputnik Fest

Circle marks the sport where a piece of Sputnik landed. It’s the whole reason for Sputnik Fest.

The landing site is right in front of the Rahr-West Art Museum, which hosts the event and holds a cast from the original piece of the spacecraft – the original was returned to the Russians – that is available for viewing all year.

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Sputnik Fest, recreation of where cops stoodThe festival draws plenty of space fans – with Star Wars and Star Trek characters well-represented – costume contests, music, go-kart racing down 8th Street (there’s a bit of a hill towards the heart of downtown), food, drinks, and even an “alien drop”, where hundreds of mini-alien figures are dropped from a cherry picker – some with prizes. Even the hosting group, the Rahr-West Art Museum, calls it a “wacky tacky” weekend. Music from bands like the Happy Schnapps Combo, playing the night before as well, add to the fun!

Sputnik Fest begins with “Aliens in the Alley” on Friday night September 8th, with music from the Happy Schnapps Combo, food, refreshments, and the crowning of – yes – MS. SPACE DEBRIS! We love that.

The fun continues all day Saturday, September 9th. Events are focused along 8th and Park Streets, just north of downtown Manitowoc. It’s along northbound U.S. 10 and Business Highway 42, just south of Highway 42 itself and just north of U.S. 151.

Get more details here from the Manitowoc/Two Rivers Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Start: September 8, 2017 5:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 6:30 pm
Venue: Rahr-West Art Museum
Phone: 920-686-3090
Address:
8th & Park Streets, Manitowoc, WI, 54220, United States

September 15, 2017 – September 17, 2017

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Chippewa Falls is plenty of fun any time of the year, but as summer turns to fall Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest hits the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and the party really starts!

Chippewa Falls OktoberfestRaise a stein, don a dirndl or some lederhosen, and enjoy live music ranging from polka to folk. Plenty of German food, kids’ activities, dancing, and more can be enjoyed at Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest. It’s located adjacent to the Leinenkugel Brewery and lovely Irvine Park, so there’s a great source of beer and another source of recreation just a stone’s throw away!

Admission to Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest is $8 at the gate; kids 12 and under get in free

Chippewa Falls is easy to get to! The Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds are right along Highway 124 (U.S. 53 back in the day), just north of Business Highway 29. Today’s U.S. 53 freeway, Highway 29 freeway, and Highway 178 all bring you to Chippewa Falls, too. It’s only about 15 minutes north of Eau Claire off I-94, too.

Here’s the Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Schedule of Events:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
11:00 am – 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 8:45 pm Souvenir Haus Open
Noon Announcement of 2017 Festmeister and Festmeisterin Golden Keg Procession from the Leinenkugel Brewery
1:30 pm Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom and Games Open
3:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
Upon Entrance Golden Keg Tap
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Brass Barn Polka Band
12:00 pm – 3:15 pm  The Bavarian Musikmeisters
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Brass Barn Polka Band
6:35pm – 7:00 pm Pomeranian Dancers
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Jim Busta Band with Karl

Oktoberfest Biergarten
2:30 pm- 6:00 pm Sam Kuusisto
7:00 pm Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Copper Box

Leine Lodge Biergarten
1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Kenny Brandt
3:45 pm – 6:45 pm  Ranger Rudy & The Swingin’ Wingtips
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Hammerschlagen
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm  The Swing Crew

Famileintreff (Family Fun) Stage
1:30 pm – 7:30 pm Free Kids’ Art Activities
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm Face Painter Open
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm KG & The Ranger
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Danville Folk
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Pomeranian Dancers
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm KG & The Ranger
7:10 pm – 7:40 pm Sing-a-longs with Crazy George
7:45 pm Sauerkraut Eating Competition

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH
11:00 am- 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games Open
1:00 pm Sheepshead & Euchre Card Tournament
3:00 pm On Grounds Parade
4:00 pm Glockenspiel
9:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Mollie B. with Jim Busta Band & Karl
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Blaskapelle Milwaukee
6:35 pm – 7:00 pm SG Edelweiss Dancers
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen

Oktoberfest Biergarten
11:30 am – 2:30 pm  Mickey and the Monsters
3:15 pm – 6:15 pm Drop Tailgate
7:00 pm  Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm Marshall Star

Leinie Lodge Biergarten
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm The Swing Crew
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm The Bock Fest Boys
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Section 8

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00 am – 7:30 pm Free Kid’s Art Activities
12:00 pm – 7:30 pm Face Painter Open
11:45 am – 12:45 pm  Sing-a-longs with Crazy George
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm SG Edelweiss Dancers
1:40 pm – 2:10 pm The Magic of Jason Love
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm  Kinder Kostume Fashion Show (Kids’ Ethnic Attire)
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Chi Hi Polka Band
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Peggy Mueller Button Box
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm The Magic of Jason Love
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Peggy Mueller Button Box
7:30 pm Meet the Oktoberfest Royalty
7:45 pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
10:00 am – 4:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 3:00 pm Free Kid’s Kite Making & Flying
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games Open
1:00 pm On Grounds Parade
2:00 pm Glockenspiel

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
10:30 am Polka Ecumenical Celebration with Pastor Aaron Sturgis
12:15 pm – 4:00 pm Dale Dahmen & The Beats

Oktoberfest Biergarten
11:00 am – 3:30 pm Top Notchmen

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00 am – 3:30 pm Free Kid’s Art Activities
11:00 am – 11:30 am  Bob Kann Juggler & Magician
11:30 am – 2:30 pm Face Painter Open
11:30 am – 12:00 pm  Woodland Puppets
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm What’s Inside an Accordion with Crazy George
1:45 pm – 2;15 pm Bob Kann Juggler & Magician
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Woodland Puppets

Start: September 15, 2017
End: September 17, 2017
Venue: Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Phone: 866-723-0340
Address:
331 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729, United States
Cost: 8

September 22, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Warrens Cranberry Festival

Warrens Cranberry Festival logo 2017Warrens is “Wisconsin’s Cranberry Capital,” so it’s only fitting they host the World’s Largest Cranberry Festival! Held annually since 1973, the Warrens Cranberry Festival welcomes over 110,000 visitors each year from places all over the world. Seriously, when we went in 2015 we met people from Australia and other countries throughout Europe and South America!

Taking place the last full weekend of every September, activities a’plenty abound. Enjoy a guided bus tours of cranberry marshes (brilliant red colors mean you should have your camera ready!) and bogs that show you the harvesting of these tasty, nutritious, UTI-fighting berries.

Warrens Cranberry Festival crowd

Warrens Cranberry Festival, Eric & MariahIn town – and the festival truly takes over the whole town – enjoy block after block of vendors, food stands, and beverage stops. Over 1,300 booths of arts & crafts, antique & flea markets, and farm market items can be explored and enjoyed. Plenty of fall produce is available with of course plenty of cranberry-based items including Cranberry Cream Puffs, barbecue sauces with cranberry, cranberry-inspired hot sauces, and more. On Sunday, September 24th at noon the largest band parade in Wisconsin will be featured.

Warrens Cranberry Festival includes contests such as “Crazy for Cranfest”, where guests can win special prizes for crazy or creative costumes. They also have prizes for the Biggest Berry Contest, a Button Design Contest, a Cranberry Chiffon Pie-Eating Contest, a Flower Contest, Marsh Medallion Hunt, a Photography Contest, Quilt & Needlework Contest, Scarecrow Contest, and more.

How to get to Warrens Cranberry Festival (Cranfest)

Warrens is a small, pleasant town north of Tomah in Monroe County. To access Warrens, follow I-94 to Exit 135 (County EW) by the Three Bears Resort. U.S. 12, which runs basically parallel to I-94 in this area, also comes close to Warrens. Highways 21 and 173 are just a few miles away, closer to Tomah but they still bring you close. Follow County O or EW into town – there will be plenty of signs!




Start: September 22, 2017 7:00 am
End: September 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Warrens Cranberry Festival
Phone: 608-378-4200
Address:
402 Pine Street, Warrens, WI, 54666, United States
Cost: Free

September 28, 2017 – October 1, 2017

La Crosse Oktoberfest

It’s one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in the country! La Crosse Oktoberfest hosts events in two locations in the city: Copeland Park right off U.S. 53 on the north side, and off 2nd & La Crosse Streets downtown – also right off U.S. 53. Get driving directions here. This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with “merrymaking” and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest, USA, is one of the few authentic Old World folk festivals held annually in the United States. You’ll find plenty of beer, music, fun, food, lederhosen, dirndls, and more complemented with a carnival featuring rides, parades featuring the annually-elected “Royal Family,” the 2017 Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Pageant, and enough accordions and Munich-style tents to make you feel like you’re in Deutschland.

The Torchlight Parade will take place opening day, Thursday, September 28th, with Craft Beer Night happening that evening. For $30 admission, the FestZelt tent will feature over 40 craft brewers and their products – and you can sample ’em all!

Friday night September 29th has the Festmaster Ball at the La Crosse Center’s South Hall, where the Festmaster and Frau will be introduced.

For 2017, La Crosse Oktoberfest USA offers two admission options, the traditional button or single-day tickets. The 2017 Oktoberfest Button advance price is $10; it’s $15 starting Sept. 28th. The Button is good for admission all four days of Oktoberfest 2017 and for ticketed events as noted.

Single day admission tickets for Southside Grounds: (available day-of at Fest office only)
Thursday, Sept. 28 – $5 (starting at 4pm)
Friday, Sept. 29 – $10 (all day)
Saturday, Sept. 30 – $10 (all day)
Sunday, Oct. 1 – $5 (all day)
No button or admission ticket required for the Northside Grounds for Oktoberfest 2017

Children 12 and Under Admitted Free
All Southside Ground patrons will have ID’s checked. Those 21 and over will be wrist-banded. Some portions of the Southside Grounds are restricted to 21 and over.
The Oktoberfest Shelter on the Northside is 21 and over only. IDs will be checked. Balance of Northside Grounds (food vendors and carnival area) is open to all ages.

A number of Oktoberfest events require tickets in addition to the admission button. See the list of events under the Activities header in the main menu for information if tickets are needed. Tickets for most events are available from the Oktoberfest Online Store or at the Oktoberfest office.

La Crosse Oktoberfest USA is a great time in a true beer town. La Crosse is easily reached via U.S. 14, 53, or 61; I-90; and Highways 16, 33, and 35. The drive to and from is gorgeous too, especially at this time of the year!

Check the La Crosse Oktoberfest USA website for additional details!




Start: September 28, 2017
End: October 1, 2017
Venue: Copeland Park
Phone: 608-784-3378
Address:
1130 Copeland Park Drive, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States