8th Oktoberfest in Cedarburg
Dates: 10/10/2015 to 10/11/2015
Time: Saturday 11am-8pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Cedarburg Community Center parking lot
W63 N641 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012
Phone: 888-894-4001 or 262-377-9620
A perfect weekend in October includes Cedarburg’s Oktoberfest in Downtown Historic Cedarburg bursting with gemuetlichkeit, Saturday, Oct. 10, 11am–8pm & Sunday, Oct. 11, 10am-5pm. Free admission and parking.
A huge tent will be erected in the Community Center Parking Lot (W63 N641 Washington Avenue) covering the bands, dance floor and tables, and lending a true Oktoberfest feel. Oktoberfest means authentic German music and this year’s entertainment features Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D' Lustig'n Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band, plus a wooden dance floor for Polka fans. Making a grand re-appearance this year is the live Glockenspiel, a delightful goofy giant cuckoo clock that literally comes to life every two hours, sponsored by Amy's Candy Kitchen.
You will find German foods and beers, not forgetting German desserts. Olsen's Piggly Wiggly in partnership with Festivals will dish up authentic German dinners, classics like Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, German Sausage Platter, along with the Cedarburg Lions' bratwurst, currywurst and hot dogs and Downtown Dough’s German-inspired desserts. Guests will also find specialty beers such as Hofbrau, Hacker Pschorr, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest and Bluemoon, plus a variety of Cedar Creek Winery wines, including their Gold Medal Cedar Creek Riesling.
Silly contests with prizes include Best Lederhosen/Dirndl attire (male and female); Sauerkraut Eating Contests and Sunday’s German Spelling Bee from Ault to Zither (A-Z).
On Sunday, from 1-4 pm, there will be a Sheepshead (Schafskopf) Tournament in the Senior Center Building. There will also be a merchant’s marketplace on the grounds. Arts will be highlighted all weekend long during the Cedarburg Artist Guild's Covered Bridge Studio Tour (www.coveredbridgestudiotour.com). While in Cedarburg, tour the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s art exhibits, Cedarburg Visitor Center’s General Store Museum, the historic Kuhefuss House (1849), Paul J. Yank's gallery at the 1843 Cedarburg Brewery, Cedar Creek Winery in the Wittenberg Woolen Mill (1864) the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts located in an 1850s German family farmstead and the \ Cedarburg Art Museum.
Approximately 20 members of the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America will be showing their cars from noon to 3pm on Sunday.