Milwaukee Oktoberfest Set For September 24-26
11th annual event will be held at War Memorial Center on Milwaukee's lakefront.
Two Milwaukee Oktoberfest events will merge in 2021, bringing a three-day event to the lakefront in late September.
Kegel’s Inn, the War Memorial Center and Swarmm Events will host the free, outdoor event at the War Memorial’s Fitch Plaza patio that overlooks Lake Michigan and the adjacent parking lot, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit the War Memorial Center’s veterans’ services and programming.
Kegel’s will offer bratwurst and pretzels, as well as beers from local breweries and well-known German brewers Hofbrau and Hacker Pschorr.
The festival will include a vendor market, stein hosting competitions, a brat eating competition, a Miss Oktoberfest contest, a bags (cornhole) tournament and live music “from the best German bands in the region.”
The event is free to attend, but those wishing to consume alcohol will need to purchase a $5 event ticket. VIP tickets are available for $45 and include a complimentary one liter beer, pretzel or brat and behind-the-scenes War Memorial Center tour.
A press release announcing the event did not include any special health protocols.
The event takes place September 24th, 25th and 26th. The event starts at 4 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and at a to-be-determined time Sunday.
More information on the event is available on MilwaukeeOktoberfest.com.
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