Events

Day 1 – Thursday, September 29

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

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

Featuring live music | Mike Hayes broadcasting live for WIZM-AM

Sponsor: WIZM
11 am–2:30 pm
Special Fester Carnival | Northside La Crosse
Sponsors: Dairyland Power Cooperative, E. Stanek Electric, Marine Credit Union Foundation
4–11 pm
Downtown Fest Grounds Open

$20 three-day general admission | $100 single ticket VIP | $200 double ticket VIP

Presenting Sponsor: Gerrard-Hoeschler, Realtors
4–9:30 pm
Carnival | Northside La Crosse

Fest fun with carnival rides and food vendors!

Sponsor: WXOW
4–8:30 pm
Craft Beer Night | Downtown Fest Grounds

$90 VIP 4 pm | $60 General Admission 5 pm

Sample from more than 20 craft breweries

Sponsors: Samuel Adams, State Bank Financial, The Remainders, Festival Foods, Big Al’s Pizza, Mid-West Family
7 pm
Torchlight Parade | Northside La Crosse

Kane & Gillette Streets to Clinton Street | Find more details on the route map and lineup here!

Presenting Sponsor: Kwik Trip
Kwik Trip Logo
7:30–11 pm
Torchlight After Glow Bash | Copeland Park – Loggers Field

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

Sponsor: WXOW
8-11 pm
Student Night | Downtown Fest Grounds

Free admission for students 21+ with a valid college student ID. Join us for current dance hits played by Twin Cities cover band, Good for Gary!

MUSIC

Altra Federal Credit Union Festplatz
8–11 pm
Good for Gary

DAY 2 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

9:30 am–midnight
Downtown fest grounds open

$20 three-day general admission | $100 single ticket VIP | $200 double ticket VIP

Presenting Sponsor: La Crosse Regional Airport
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 | Garden Stage Area

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

4–9:30 pm
Carnival | Northside La Crosse

Fest fun with carnival rides and food vendors!

MUSIC

Altra Federal Credit Union Festplatz
11:30 am–2:30 pm
Swing Crew
3–5:30 pm
Pat McCurdy
6–9 pm
Junk FM
9:30 pm–midnight
Some Sh!tty Cover Band
Garden Stage
11:30 am–1 pm
Oktoberfest Singers
1:30–4 pm
Jay Fox and Jammin Germans
4:30–7 pm
Copper Box
7:30–10:30 pm
Maiden Dixie
La Crosse Bierhaus Stage inside the Morrie's Heritage Hofbräu Haus
9:30–11:30 am
Brian Brueggen & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
1:30–4:30 pm
The Bockfest Boys
5–7:30 pm
Richie Yukovich & Polkarioty
8–10 pm
Gary Brueggen & the Ridgeland Dutchman

DAY 3 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER

7 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/maple-leaf-walk-run/ Hosted by La Crosse Area Family YMCA.

10 am
Maple Leaf Parade | Northside to Downtown

Find more details on the route map and lineup here!

Presenting Sponsor: CCF Bank
11 am–midnight
Downtown fest grounds open

$20 three-day general admission | $100 single ticket VIP | $200 double ticket VIP

Sponsor: Harter's Quick Clean Up
11 am–10 pm
Carnival | Northside La Crosse

Fest fun with carnival rides and food vendors!

Sponsor: WXOW
2–4 pm
Lederhosen Games | Garden Stage Area

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

9 pm
61st Oktoberfest Fireworks Celebration | Downtown fest grounds
Sponsors: Landmark by the Rivers & Oktoberfest USA

MUSIC

Altra Federal Credit Union Festplatz
2–5 pm
Failure to Launch
6–9 pm
Rhino
9:30 pm–midnight
Pop Rocks
Garden Stage
1:30–4:30 pm
Brewtown Beat
5–7:30 pm
Pacific Coast Highway
8–10 pm
The Remainders
La Crosse Bierhaus Stage inside the Morrie's Heritage Hofbräu Haus
2–4:30 pm
Brian Brueggen & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen
5–7:30 pm
Gary Brueggen & the Ridgeland Dutchman
8–10:30 pm
The Rhythm Playboys

COMMUNITY EVENTS – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

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 or at the door.

Sponsor: Borton Construction
10 am
Ecumenical Service | Trinity Lutheran Church | 1010 Sill Street La Crosse

Officiant:  Mark Solyst 

11 am–5 pm
Carnival | Northside La Crosse
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

SPECIAL FEST EVENTS

Begins on Sep 19
OKTOBERFEST USA MEDALLION HUNT

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

Sponsor: Emerj360
October 3 | 11 am–2 pm
LADIES DAY LUNCHEON | Cargill Room, The Waterfront

Tickets available online in advance only through September 27.

Speaker: Misty Lown, Owner of Misty’s Dance Unlimited and 1996 Miss La Crosse Oktoberfest

 

Sponsor: Wichelt Imports, Salon Professional Academy, Kramer’s Bar & Grill, Travel Leaders, Coulee Region Women

ROYAL INTRODUCTIONS

Sat. Sept 10 | 7pm
MISS LA CROSSE/OKTOBERFEST SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets available at the Weber Center Box Office

Sun. Sept, 11, | 4-8 pm
SPECIAL FESTER BALL | All Star Lanes

“Tanz fur Alle” Dance for Everybody

Free admission – donations appreciated!

Sponsor: WXOW
Wed. Sept 14 | 4:45 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

Sat. Sept 24 | 5pm
MRS. OKTOBERFEST RECEPTION | The Bluffs, UW-L Student Union

Tickets are $50 and available in advance only: August 15 through September 16.

Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Health System
Wed. Sept 28 | 5 pm
FESTMASTER’S BALL | The La Crosse Center South Hall

Featuring Die Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band | Event tickets are $70 and available August 15 through September 21 only

Sponsors: Coulee Bank, Designing Jewelers, Explore La Crosse, Gerhard’s Kitchen Bath and Lighting Store by First Supply, Gundersen Health System, Kwik Trip, LTC, The Weber Group, TrustPoint, US Bank, WBN Event Group, WXOW

Event schedule is subject to change