Events

DAY 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

7–9 am
Senior Breakfast | Morrie's Heritage Hofbräu Haus – Downtown Festgrounds

Free Admission! | Pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice

Featuring music and entertainment from Dr. Rock | Mike Hayes broadcasting live for WIZM-AM

11 am–2 pm
Lederhosen Lunch | Downtown Grounds

Enjoy Downtown Oktoberfest Grounds admission-free and sample the many varieties of cuisine available from all vendors

Sponsors: Xcel Energy, State Bank Financial
11 am–2:30 pm
Special Fester Carnival | Northside Family Festgrounds
Sponsors: Dairyland Power Cooperative, E. Stanek, Marine Credit Union Foundation
4–11 pm
Downtown Festgrounds open
$10 single-day admission or $20 three-day pass
4–9 pm
Northside Family Festgrounds open

Fest fun with carnival rides and food vendors

Sponsor: WXOW
4–8 pm
Craft Beer Night | Downtown Festgrounds

$90 VIP 4 pm | $60 General Admission 5 pm | Tickets available Sept. 9

Sample from more than 40 craft breweries

Sponsors: Sam Adams, Inland, Festival Foods, The Remainders, Altra Federal Credit Union, Big Al’s, Midwest Family
6 pm
Cornhole Tournament | Downtown Festgrounds

Registration 5–5:45 pm | $30 per 2-person team | Open to all ages | Admission pass required to play

7 pm
Torchlight Parade | Northside La Crosse

Kane & Gillette Streets to Clinton Street

Presenting Sponsor: Kwik Trip
7–11 pm
Torchlight After Glow Party | Copeland Park – Loggers Field

Free admission and families welcome | Kick off your Oktoberfest on the Northside with The Swing Crew

Sponsor: WXOW
9 pm
60th Oktoberfest Fireworks Celebration | Downtown Festgrounds
Presenting Sponsor: Harter’s

Music

Morrie's Heritage Hofbräu Haus
7–9 am
Dr. Rock
11 am–2 pm
Richie Yukovich & Polkarioty
Kaplan Festplatz
8–10:30 pm
Boy Band Night

DAY 2

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1

8 am–midnight
Downtown Festgrounds Open

$15 single-day admission or $20 three-day pass

10 am
Stein Holding Finals | Garden Stage
11 am
Opening Ceremony | Garden Stage

The much-anticipated tapping of the Sam Adams Golden Keg

2–4 pm
Lederhosen Games | Heritage Tent

Stein races, stein holdings, barrel roll, grain toss, Schokolade essen and scavenger hunt | Play games, have fun and win prizes

4–9 pm
Northside Family Festgrounds Open

Fest fun with carnival rides and food vendors

$30 wristband night at the carnival

Music

Kaplan Festplatz
11:30 am–2:30 pm
Swing Crew
3–5:30 pm
Pat McCurdy
6–9 pm
Shirts and Skins
9:30 pm–midnight
Junk FM
Garden Stage
11:30 am–2 pm
Jim Busta
2:30–4:30 pm
Oktoberfest Singers
5–7 pm
Chris Kroeze
7:30–10:30 pm
Coyote Wild
Morrie's Heritage Hofbräu Haus
8–10:30 am
Brian Brueggen & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
2–4:30 pm
The Bockfest Boys
5–7:30 pm
Richie Yukovich & Polkarioty
8–10 pm
Gary Brueggen & the Ridgeland Dutchman

DAY 3

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

7:30 am
YMCA Maple Leaf Walk Run | Riverside Park

Pre-registration required. Half marathon, 5-mile run, 5k walk and Kid’s Maple Mile. For more info visit: www.laxymca.org/mapleleaf. Hosted by La Crosse Area Family YMCA.

10 am
Maple Leaf Parade | Northside to Downtown
11 am–midnight
Downtown festgrounds open

$15 single-day admission or $20 three-day pass

11 am–9 pm
Northside family festgrounds open
Sponsor: WXOW
2–4 pm
Lederhosen Games | Garden Stage Area
9 pm
60th Oktoberfest Fireworks Celebration | Downtown Festgrounds
Presenting Sponsor: Harter’s

Music

Kaplan Festplatz
2–5 pm
Sweet Siren
6–9 pm
Flash Mob
9:30 pm–midnight
Some Sh$tty Cover Band
Garden Stage
2–4:30 pm
The Honeygoats
5:30–7:30 pm
Pacific Coast Highway
8–10 pm
The Remainders
Morrie's Heritage Hofbräu Haus
2–4:30 pm
Brian Brueggen & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
2–7 pm
Polka Instruction
5–7:30 pm
Gary Brueggen & the Ridgeland Dutchman
8–10:30 pm
The Bockfest Boys

DAY 4

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3

7:30–11 am
Parade Marshal Pancake Breakfast | Terry Erickson Boys & Girls Club of La Crosse

$5 includes meal | Tickets available in advance from a Parade Marshal, at the Boys & Girls Club or at the gate day of event

Sponsor: Borton Construction
10 am
Ecumenical Service | North Presbyterian Church
11 am–4 pm
Northside Family Festgrounds Open
Sponsor: WXOW
11 am
Brats for Seniors

Delivery of Fest brats and Gemütlichkeit to residents in our City of La Crosse housing facilities

Sponsor: Mid-West Family
1–5 pm
60th Oktoberfest Celebration Lunch + Dance | Concordia Ballroom

Brat Lunch + Dessert Sold On-Site | Dance 1-5 pm | Ryan Herman + the Rhythum Playboys | Tickets $10 | Available day-of only at Concordia Ballroom

SPECIAL FEST EVENTS

 

Begins on Sep 20
OKTOBERFEST USA MEDALLION HUNT

Check our Medallion Hunt page or social media for daily clues. $500 cash prize!

Sponsor: Altra Federal Credit Union
Sep 1–Oct 10
OKTOBERFEST PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

The annual Oktoberfest Photography Contest is an opportunity for both students and adults to showcase their favorite photographic creations. Online entry required: https://lacrossefestivals.regfox.com/photocontest21

Oct 4 | 11 am–2 pm
LADIES DAY LUNCHEON | Cargill Room, The Waterfront

$30 per ticket before Sep 1 / $40 after Sep 1

Tickets available in advance online only

 

Sponsor: Wichelt Imports, Salon Professional Academy, Kramer’s Bar & Grill, Travel Leaders, Coulee Region Women
Oct 9
MOTORRAD TOUR | Rod’s Ride on Powersports

Join us for a day trip featuring some of the best roads you’ve never been on, helping fund scholarships for area high school students. $25/person and includes a commemorative Motorrad pin (*limited to the first 100 guests) and more | Register online at https://lacrossefestivals.regfox.com/motorrad21

ROYAL INTRODUCTIONS

Sat. Sept 11 | 7pm
MISS LA CROSSE/OKTOBERFEST SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT | Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets start at $18 | Price does not include venue fees & taxes | Tickets available at the Weber Center Box Office

Sun. Sept 12 | 4pm
SPECIAL FESTER REVEAL | Downtown Festgrounds

Free admission

Wed. Sept 15 | 4:30 pm
PARADE MARSHAL ANNOUNCEMENT | Copeland Park/Logger’s Field

$10 includes meal | Program begins at 5:15 pm | Tickets available in advance online only or at the gate day of event

Tues. Sept 28 | 6pm
MRS. OKTOBERFEST RECEPTION | The Bluffs, UW-L Student Union

$35 advance purchase online only

Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Health System
Wed. Sept 29 | 5 pm
FESTMASTER’S BALL | The La Crosse Center South Hall

Featuring The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band | Event tickets are $60 and available in advance only online

Sponsors: WXOW, Gundersen Health System, Coulee Bank, Stifel, US Bank, WBN Event Group, JK Herman Design