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Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest
September 18, 2021
September 13, 2016
Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
331 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729, United States
Wisconsin Weekend: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest, September 17-18, 2021

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! This year, Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest runs Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th, 2022.

This year will bring more kids’ activities and Glockenspiel acts, as well as some of our favorite competitions, such as stein holding, sauerkraut eating, and keg rolling. The weekend kicks off in earnest with the Festmeister and Festmeisterin being announced at the Leinenkugel grounds at 12:00 noon on Friday, followed by the Golden Keg procession to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and the tapping of the Golden Keg. Festival goers can enjoy four stages, over 30 entertainers, vendors, authentic foods, and plenty of dancing. And of course, plenty of Gemütlichkeit!

Dick Leinenkugel and State Trunk Tour founder Eric Paulsen at Oktoberfest in Chippewa Falls.
Dick Leinenkugel and State Trunk Tour founder Eric Paulsen at Oktoberfest in Chippewa Falls.

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 $10 at the gate; kids 12 and under get in free. You can buy wristbands, parking, multi-day deals, merch, and more here.

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.

A Schedule of Events is below!

Wisconsin Weekend: Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest

Here’s this year’s Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Schedule of Events (.pdf):

11:00 am – 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am- 8:45 pm Souvenir Haus Open
Noon Announcement of 2022 Festmeister and Festmeisterin Golden Keg Procession from the Leinenkugel Brewery
1:30 pm – 8:00 pm Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom and Games Open

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
Upon Entrance: Golden Keg Tap
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm  The Bavarian Musikmeisters
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Brass Barn Polka Band
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Brian Bruggen & The Mississippi Valley Dutchmen

Festival Foods Oktoberfest Pavilion
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Marshall Star Band
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Lovin’ Country
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Bear Creek Band

Leinie Lodge Biergarten
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm  Rhythm Playboys
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  The Bockfest Boys
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm  Drop Tailgate

Glockenspiel Stage
3:00 pm  Glockenspiel Show sponsored by Great Northern Corporation
6:00 pm Stein Holding Competition

Famileintreff (Family Fun) Building
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  The Spoon Man
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Face Painting
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Kevin Hall, Magician
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm Cale the Juggler
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm  The Spoon Man
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Kevin Hall, Magician
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm Cale the Juggler
8:00 pm Sauerkraut Eating Competition

11:00 am- 11:00 pm Grounds Open
11:00 am Boxx Sanitation’s Kid’s Kingdom & Games, Art Area Open
11:00 am – 8:45 pm Souvenir Haus Open
1:00 pm Sheepshead & Euchre Card Tournament
2:00 pm Hoeft Brothers Keg Rolling Competition
3:00 pm On Grounds Parade

Northwestern Bank Hauptfestzelt – Main Entertainment Tent
11:00 am – 2:00 pm  Jim Busta Band
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm  Blaskapelle Milwaukee
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm  LIVEWire

Festival Foods Oktoberfest Pavilion
11:00 am – 2:45 pm  Troppo Big Band
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Schnapps und Tanz Oktoberfest Band
7:30 pm – 11:00 pm The Justmann Band

Leinie Lodge Biergarten
12:00 pm- 3:00 pm Sean & Ian Okamoto
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Legacy of the Loud

Glockenspiel Stage
4:00 pm  Glockenspiel Show sponsored by Great Northern Corporation
6:00 pm Stein Holding Competition
9:00 pm  Glockenspiel Show sponsored by Great Northern Corporation

Familientreff (Family Fun) Stage
11:00am – 2:00 pm Bird Haus Making – Optimist Club
12:00pm – 4:00pm Balloon Artist David Olson
12:00pm – 7:00 pm Face Painting
11:45am – 12:15am Magician, Kristopher Olson
12:30pm – 1:00 pm The Spoon Man
1:00pm German Star Making Demonstration
1:15pm – 1:45pm Cale the Juggler
2:00pm Scherenschnitte Demonstration
2:00pm – 2:30pm Magician, Kristopher Olson
2:30pm – 3:00pm Kinder Kostume Fashion Show (Kid’s Ethnic Attire)
3:30pm Dumpling Making Demonstration
3:30pm – 4:00pm Cale the Juggler
4:15pm – 5:00pm Magician, Kristopher Olson
4:30pm Sauerkraut Making Demonstration
5:15pm – 5:45pm The Spoon Man
6:00pm – 6:30pm Cale the Juggler
7:00pm Kid’s Sauerkraut Eating Contest
7:30pm Meet the Oktoberfest Royalty
7:45pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Address:

Northern Wisconsin State Fair
331 Jefferson Avenue
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(866) 723-0340


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