Oktoberfest Downtown Fest Grounds

September 29-October 1
General admission 3-day pass | Downtown Fest Grounds

$20 general admission pass is required for access to the Oktoberfest downtown fest grounds. All general admission passes are $20 and do not increase at any point. General admission passes are valid for all 3-days of Fest.

Receive two complimentary Military Fest Passes with a Military or Veteran ID courtesy of Optum Serve and Oktoberfest USA. Passes are available at the Fest Grounds Ticket Window.

Digital passes are available online at | physical passes are available at the Fest Grounds (ahead of time and day of)

September 29-October 1
Oktoberfest VIP - Single Ticket | Downtown Fest Grounds

More Zicke Zacke, More Oi Oi Oi! The $100 single VIP ticket includes:
• One (1) 3-Day Admission pass with VIP branding with Oktoberfest lanyard
• Access to VIP & Klub Member entrance
• Access to VIP & Klub Member restrooms
• Early entrance (9 a.m.) into the downtown Fest Grounds for the Tapping of the Golden Keg
• One (1) 2022 Oktoberfest souvenir button
• Three (3) beverage tickets
• One (1) Oktoberfest refillable acrylic stein

September 29-October 1
Oktoberfest VIP - Double Ticket | Downtown Fest Grounds

Take Gemütlichkeit to the next level! The $200 double VIP ticket features:
• Two (2) 3-Day Admission pass with VIP branding with Oktoberfest lanyards
• Access to VIP & Klub Member entrance
• Access to VIP & Klub Member restrooms
• Early entrance (9 a.m.) into the downtown Fest Grounds for the Tapping of the Golden Keg
• Two (2) 2022 Oktoberfest souvenir button
• Eight (8) beverage tickets
• Two (2) Oktoberfest refillable acrylic steins

September 29
Craft Beer Night | Downtown Fest Grounds

A signature event bringing over 20 craft breweries together to share samples of the best beer they have to offer! Sample your new favorite brew and get to know the brewers themselves!

Tickets available at the Craft Beer Night Kickoff Party on August 11 at the Crow or online starting August 12.

Sponsors: Samuel Adams, State Bank Financial, The Remainders, Festival Foods, Big Al’s Pizza, Mid-West Family

Royal Introductions

September 10 | 7 pm
Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Scholarship Program | Weber Center for the Performing Arts

Cheer on contestants at the Weber Center for the Arts.

September 11 | 4-8 pm
Special Fester Ball | All Star Lanes

“Tanz fur Alle” Dance for Everybody

Free admission – donations appreciated!

Sponsor: WXOW & Marine Credit Union Foundation
September 14 | Doors 4:45 pm | Program 5:15 pm
Parade Marshal Announcement | Copeland Park/Logger Field

Join the past Oktoberfest Parade Marshals along with many past Oktoberfest Royal Family members for the Oktoberfest Parade Marshal Reveal.

September 24 | 5 pm
Mrs. Oktoberfest Reception | Bluffs Room at the UW-L Student Union

The new Mrs. O will be announced in the Bluffs Room at the UW-L Student Union.

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

Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Health System
September 28 | 5 pm
Festmaster’s Ball | La Crosse Center South Hall

Featuring Die Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band

Ticket deadline has passed.

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

Special Fest Events

October 2 | 7:30-11 am
Parade Marshal Pancake Breakfast | Terry J. Erickson Boy's & Girl's Club of La Crosse

Tickets available in advance from a Parade Marshal or at the door.

Sponsor: Borton Construction
October 3 | 11 am
Ladies Day Luncheon | Cargill Room - The Waterfront

A gathering for women in the Coulee Region to enjoy the spirit of the Fest!

Tickets are $40 and are available online until September 27.

Sponsors: Wichelt Imports, Salon Professional Academy, Kramer's Bar & Grill, Travel Leaders, Coulee Region Women, Ryan Sherry Insurance