The first weekend of October includes Oktoberfest in historic Cedarburg, bursting with gemuetlichkeit. Authentic German music, dance floor and tables under a large tent in downtown Cedarburg lend a true Oktoberfest feel.
Entertainment includes Pommersche Tanzdeel Dancers, River City Blaskapelle, Tuba Dan, The Alte Kameraden Band, D'Lustig'n Wendlstoana Dancers and the Cedarburg Civic Band with a wooden dance floor for Polka fans.
As in Munich, the Glockenspiel Show depicts a comedic snapshot of a day-in-the-life of the Holzhacker, or Lumberjack.
Authentic German Fare includes sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, German sausage platter, and other delights. Cedarburg Lions serve currywurst, bratwurst and hotdogs.
Guests can imbibe specialty beers such as Hofbrau, Hacker Pschor and Leinenkugel Oktoberfest. Also available are award winning wines from Cedar
Creek Winery and speciality beer from The Fermentorium.
Silly Contests with prize awards are on Saturday and include Best Lederhosen/Dirndl, Sauerkraut Eating and German Spelling Bee from Ault to Zither (A-Z).
A Marketplace includes vendors selling soaps, dog treats, clothing, Christmas items, jams, food products, nuts, Alpaca products and much more.
For the automobile aficionados, members of the Milwaukee Region Porsche Club of America display their cars during Oktoberfest on Sunday from Noon to 3pm.
Beautifully preserved 19th century architecture makes Cedarburg a popular destination. The entire downtown was named to the National Register of Historic Places in the mid-1980s. Stone buildings, picturesque churches and Victorian homes create a delightful spot for strolling, shopping and dining.
For more fest information, phone (262) 377-3891 or visit cedarburgfestivals.org
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Wine & Harvest Festival
With the abundance of Wisconsin’s homegrown produce and artisan foods plus the award-winning wines of Cedar Creek Winery, this free, family-oriented arts and crafts event is an absolute must for all fest-goers.
The festival opens Sept. 21, 10am-6pm (with live music at the Main Stage until 8:30pm) Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm.
Maxwell Street Days
Sept. 1 & Oct. 6
600 spaces filled with antiques, collectibles, produce, seasonal items, tools, old toys, vintage treasures and much more.
February 15-16, 2020
This festival held in downtown Cedarburg includes an ice carving contest, costumed bed races on ice, a tractor-drawn hay wagon and more.