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Welcome to Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest 2014 will be held
Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28

Welcome to the official Oktoberfest, USA web site.  Celebrating over 50 years of Oktoberfest in La Crosse, WI.

The Oktoberfest 2013 Royal Family

(left to right) Grenadier Generals Robyn & Dan Johnson; Maple Leaf Parade Marshal Jean Thompson and husband Tom; Mrs. Okotberfest Kenna Christians and husband Roger; Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Christa Brehm; Festmaster David Ring and Frau Denise; Jeff Lokken and Torchlight Parade Marshal Patti Lokken; Dom Roswall and Oktoberfest Board President Kam-Lin Roswall (not pictured: Special Fester Conner Ellis)

Nominations open for 2014 Parade Marshals

Nominations for the 2014 Parade Marshals (Torchlight and Maple Leaf) are now open and will be accepted through Thursday, May 1, 2014. View more information on qualifications and the nomination process.

Oktoberfest on Parade

The Royal Family and Grenadier Corps will be making appearances in numerous community festival parades this summer - spreading their "friendship, Gemuchlichkeit and cheer!" View the list of parades where you will see Oktoberfest represented in 2014.

Important Dates for Oktoberfest

At its February meeting the Board of Directors of La Crosse Festivals, Inc. (Oktoberfest) approved the following dates for future Oktoberfest celebrations:

  • 2015 - Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4
  • 2016 - Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2

For 2014 Oktoberfest will be held from Thursday, September 25 to Sunday, September 28.

The Miss Oktobefest Pageant will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center.

Oktoberfest Collaborating with La Crosse Police to address neighborhood violence

La Crosse Festivals, Inc. (Oktoberfest USA) and Western Technical College are collaborating with the La Crosse Police Department and La Crosse Crimestoppers to address vandalism in the campus/downtown area during fest weekend.

Both La Crosse Festivals and Western are contributing $1000 to the reward fund offered by La Crosse Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those individuals responsible for three car tipping incidents that weekend.

For additional information these incidents please see the following web and social media sites for La Crosse Crimestoppers: website  -- incident video on YouTube -- Facebook presence -- Twitter feed

Oktoberfest Returns to its Roots in 2014!

Oktoberfest, USA announced today that the festival will move to a four day format starting in 2014!

Click here for your copy of the full press release, Q&A fact sheet, and timeline!

 read more ...

Photo by Gerald Bonsack

Photo by Gerald Bonsack Photo by Owen Johnson

Click to learn more about Forks and Corks 2014

Fest Finery and Food!

Join us for the first annual Forks and Corks on May 1 at Nell's City Grill.


Oktoberfest USA, through a network of volunteers, preserves, promotes, represents, and celebrates the values of our diverse heritage regionally, and internationally.

Oktoberfest Office
9am to 4pm - Monday to Thursday

2nd & La Crosse Streets
P. O. Box 1716
La Crosse, WI 54601-1716



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