A perfect weekend in October includes Cedarburg's Annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Historic Cedarburg.
A huge tent is erected in the US Bank Parking Lot (W63 N641 Washington Ave.) covering the bands, dance floor and tables, and lending a true Oktoberfest feel. Oktoberfest offers authentic German music including the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt Dancers, Tuba Dan, the Alte Kameraden Band, D'Lustig'n Wendlstoana Dancers, River City Blaskepelle and the Cedarburg Civic Band, plus a wooden dance floor for polka fans. The live Glockenspiel, a delightful goofy giant cuckoo clock that comes to life every two hours, is another huge crowd pleaser. And there will be a merchants' marketplace, too.
You will find a variety of German foods and beers, not forgetting German desserts. Specialty beers such as Hofbrau, Hacker Pschorr, Leinenkugel Oktoberfest and BlueMoon, plus a variety of Cedar Creek Winery wines, including the Gold Medal Cedar Creek Riesling will be available, too.
Silly contests with prices include Best Lederhosen/Dirndl attire (male and female) and Sunday's German spelling bee from Ault to Zither (A-Z).