10th Oktoberfest in Cedarburg
Dates: 10/14/2017 to 10/15/2017
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 10th Annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Historic Cedarburg, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 11am–8pm & Sunday, Oct. 15, 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 including the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band and the Cedarburg Civic Band, plus a wooden dance floor for Polka fans. The live Glockenspiel, a delightful goofy giant cuckoo clock that literally comes to life every two hours, is another huge crowd pleaser. And there will be a merchants' marketplace on the grounds, too.
You will find a variety of German foods and beers, not forgetting German 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).
Arts will be highlighted all weekend long during the Cedarburg Artist Guild's Covered Bridge Studio Tour (www.coveredbridgestudiotour.com). And while in Cedarburg, be sure to tour the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s art exhibits, the Cedarburg History Center, the 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.