Oktoberfest in Cedarburg
Dates: 10/11/2014 to 10/12/2014
Cedar Creek Park
Portland Road, 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. 11, 11am–8pm & Sunday, Oct. 12, 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, the dance floor and tables, and lending a true Oktoberfest feel. Oktoberfest means authentic German music and this year’s entertainment features Pommerische Tanzdale Freistadt Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D' Lustign Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band, plus a wooden dance floor for Polka fans.
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. Returning German Chef, Rainer Knuppertz, will make Currywurst. Cedarburg Lion’s will serve Bratwurst and Hotdogs. Downtown Dough’s desserts will be included. Guests will also find specialty beers such as Hofbrau, Hacker Pschor, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest and Bluemoon Pumpkin, plus a variety of Cedar Creek Winery wines, including their Gold Medal Water Fall Riesling.
Silly contests with prize awards include Saturday’s Best Lederhosen/Dirndl Judging Contest, and Sauerkraut Eating Contest and Sunday’s German Spelling Bee from Ault to Zither (A-Z).
On Sunday, there will be an Ecumenical Church Service at 10 am followed by Oktoberfest activities from 11-5 pm in beautiful Downtown Historic Cedarburg, N63 W641 Washington Avenue.
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 Artists Guild's Covered Bridge Studio Tour (www.cedarburgartistsguild.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 Cedarburg Brewery (1843), Cedar Creek Winery in the Wittenberg Woolen Mill (1864) the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts and the newly opened Cedarburg Art Museum. Most are within walking distance from the Festival.