We are currently updating our website to include our 2013 Events as they are confirmed. Check this page often!
As events are updated, registration forms are received, and rules have been given to us, we will update all information associated with that event on a "Quick Link" listed below.
Designated Driver Booths
We have Designated Driver Booths on the days indicated on the Schedule of Events and in our brochure. Register at the designated driver booth and receive a stamp entitling you to complimentary Pepsi-Cola products at the Southside Festgrounds. The designated Driver Booth is located near the Entrance to the Bier Halle. Please note you must be 21+ to be a Designated Driver.
A free shuttle bus service is provided throughout Oktoberfest at the following participating locations:
Shuttle schedule are available at the participating locations listed above and at the Oktoberfest office on the Southside Festgrounds. For a complete listing of locations, as they are subject to additions, please call
You may also check this printable schedule, as it will be updated as we receive changes.
SHUTTLE BUS SCHEDULE (Download printable PDF)
|2012 Shuttle Bus Participants
|America's Best Value Inn
|Best Western Riverfront
||Holiday Inn Express
||Howard Johnson La Crosse
||Howie's on La Crosse
||Pettibone Park Resort, Inc.
|Courtyard by Marriott
||Settle Inn of La Crosse
|Days Hotel & Conference Center
||Stoney Creek Inn
||Super8 of La Crosse
|Champions Riverside Resort will also host a shuttle from their location to the Oktoberfest festgrounds. To learn more, call 608.582.2995 or visit www.championsriversideresort.com!
Sponsors of the Shuttle Bus Service are La Crosse Festivals, Inc., La Crosse County Tavern League and the locations listed above as of 8-13-12.
3rd Street Aid Station Additional Shuttles:
Additional shuttles will be available opening weekend in the downtown area from Midnight-3:30 AM and will drop off riders at UW-La Crose, Viterbo, and WTC. Pettibone Park Resorts, Inc., Subway,(202 3rd St. location), and the City of Onalaska are also to be on the drop off list.
La Crosse MTU:
Ride any MTU Bus during Fest week for only 50 cents!! Anyone wearing a 2011 Oktoberfest Button or 2011 Button Hat will get a 50 cent ride on the MTU bus line. Call 608.789.7350 for scheduling information!
Security and First Aid
Our security station is located on the Southside Festgrounds next to Festland. If you have any security concerns or are in need of First Aid, please see the security staff at this location. They will assist you to the First Aid station or take care of any concerns you may have.
The First Aid personnel are Security Staff and located at the Main Gate entrance on the Northside and the Fest Office on the Southside Festgrounds.
3rd Street Aid Station:
The 3rd Street Aid Station is manned with volunteers and located at the corner of 3rd and Pearl Streets. Here you can charge your phone, look for lost friends, secure a safe ride, etc. During Friday/Saturday evenings of opening weekend, ID bands for the 3rd Street Aid Station will be distributed on the Southside festgrounds in the 3rd Street Aid Tent directly outside the Fest Office Information Window. For more information on this Aid Station, please call any of the following numbers during Oktoberfest: 608-796-5578, 608-796-5579, or 608-796-5590.
Our Information Station is located on the Southside Festgrounds in the window of the Fest Office across from the Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth. If you have general questions, our Oktoberfest Staff and volunteers will be happy to assist you.
Make cash transactions using the ATM located on the Southside Festgrounds only. One ATM is located on the corner of the Teen Tent and the Craft Vendor area. The other is between the Past President's Pub and the Designated Driver Booth.