2023 Special Fester – Tori Campbell

Photo of Tori campbell, 2023 special fester

Meet 2023 Oktoberfest Tori Campbell

  • Freshman at West Salem High School
  • Parents: Nicole and Jason Campbell
  • Siblings: Brothers Alan and Noah Campbell; Marsha Sanders, grandmother; Al Campbell, grandfather.
  • Favorite things about school: Art, physical education and working on her computer.
  • Favorite Oktoberfest events: The Torchlight parade and Special Fester Ball.

Former Special Festers

YearSpecial Fester
2022Liam Caulkins
2021Rylee Beahm
2019-2020Danielle Lass
2018Mackenzie Peterson
2017Keaton Hall
2016Gunner Skroch
2015Brianne Cooper
2014Makayla Olson
2013Conner Ellis
2012Erik O'Brien
2011Sydney Fitzpatrick
2010Jonah Cowgill
2009Brevin Terpstra
2008Alysha Klatt
2007Danny Alderman
2006Emily Limbach
2005Mitch Kaiser
2004Cassie Strand
2003Keith Stachowitz
2002Andrew Fruit
2001Teri Gerlach*
2000Katie Kane
1999Jareau Ammann
1998Thea Aspenson
1997Molly Mulrennan
1996Devon Sprain
1995Patrick Molzahn
1994Ashley Adams
1993Amanda Hundt*
1992Brad Swinghammer
1991Jamie Williams
1990Jill Bakalars
1989Miranda Roberts
* Fondly Remembered

Special Fester Nomination

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Special Fester. Complete the form here.

Special Fester Nomination

  • Oktoberfest Special Fester Nomination

    La Crosse Festivals Inc. (d/b/a Oktoberfest USA) accepts nominations for the Special Fester through the first Monday in May each calendar year.

    If you know an individual who would love to be a part of the Oktoberfest family, submit your nomination!

    Your nominee should be a person who:
    • has a special need or disability
    • is between the ages of 9 and 21
    • is a resident within 20-mile radius of La Crosse

    All entries must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the first Monday in May each calendar year to be considered for that year. The final selection is made by Special Fester Committee. The new Speical Fester will be announced at the Special Fester Ball held yearly in September.

    Eligible nominations shall remain active for two years from the date of the original nomination.

Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.