Cedarburg Oktoberfest« Back to Events
A fun weekend can be enjoyed – in lederhosen among other outfits – with Cedarburg Oktoberfest. Bursting with gemuetlichkeit, it runs Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking!
A huge tent in the Community Center parking lot covers the bands, the dance floor and tables, lending a true Oktoberfest feel. Cedarburg Oktoberfest means authentic German music and the entertainment features Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D’Lustig’n Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band plus a wooden dance floor for Polka fans. And, if you’ve never seen a live Glockenspiel Show (Cuckoo Clock), this delightful, goofy event will make you laugh as it reappears every two hours.
There will be plenty of German foods and beers, wines and German desserts. Festivals of Cedarburg will dish up authentic German dinners, classics like Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, German Sausage Platter, and other delights. Cedarburg Lion’s will serve Currywurst, Bratwurst and Hotdogs. You’ll also find specialty beers such as Hofbrau, Hacker Pschorr, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest and Bluemoon. They will also have award-winning wines from Cedar Creek Winery and specialty beer from The Fermentorium.
Silly contests with prize awards include Saturday’s Best Lederhosen/Dirndl Judging Contest, and Sauerkraut Eating Contest and Sunday’s German Spelling Bee from Ault to Zither (A-Z).
There will be a merchant’s marketplace on the Cedarburg Oktoberfest grounds. Around town, arts will be highlighted all weekend long with the Cedarburg Artists Guild Covered Bridge Studio Tour. While in Cedarburg, tour the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s art exhibits, Cedarburg History Museum and Visitor Center, the historic Kuhefuss House (1849), Paul J. Yank Cedarburg Brewery (1843), Cedar Creek Winery in the Wittenberg Woolen Mill or better known as the Cedar Creek Settlement (1864), the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts and the Cedarburg Art Museum. Most are within walking distance from the Festival.
For the automobile aficionados – and what State Trunk Tourer isn’t – members of the Milwaukee Area Volkswagen Club will be displaying their cars during Cedarburg Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 14 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Come back on Sunday, October 15 from when approximately 20 members of the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America will be showing their cars from noon to 3:00 p.m. A variety of Porsches is expected at this event, including some of the earliest models.
Stroll along Washington Avenue absorbing the charm and historic ambiance of thriving downtown Cedarburg, chock-full of unique retail shops and restaurants. Founded in the 1840’s, Cedarburg was declared a National Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is home to more than 100 restored and intact buildings of historic significance.
Cedarburg Oktoberfest Address:
Cedarburg Community Center
W63N641 Washington Avenue (Historic Highway 57)
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Check out some great fall fun in historic Cedarburg, along Historic Highway 57 (Washington Avenue) just north of Highway 167 and south of Highway 60. Highway 181 is just to the west. It’s only about 10-12 minutes off I-43/Highway 32, and it’s a great little town!