Sept. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 & Oct. 4-5
(Open Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 11am)
This family-friendly event is operated by the Bavarian Bierhaus with the Bavarian Soccer Club and features six beers on tap – four in-house brews: Oktoberfest, Dunkel, Hefeweizen, and Pilsner – and two German imports: Spaten Oktoberfest and Weihenstephan Original Lager. Enjoy German brass bands, folk dancing, singing and dancing. Foods available for purchase include Spanferkel, Grillhendl, Oktoberfest Bratwurst, Rollbraten and assorted authentic German desserts. Main festivities are in the Alpine-style pavilion. Picnic tables and benches seat up to 2,000 in the scenic park along the Milwaukee River.
Old Heidelberg Park, 700 W. Lexington Blvd.
Gemütlichkeit rules with the doggie set. Live music, food and libations along with lots of activities for four-legged friends.
Estabrook Park Beer Garden
4600 Estabrook Pkwy.
Nonstop music, food, Sprecher beer and root beer, old world games and activities. Try the Masskrugstemmen contest where contestants hold a full beer, straight in front of them without spilling a drop. Have your picture taken with Bronze Alive statues. Try your hand (or should we say hammer) at Nagelschlagen. Toss a few in the Das Bag Tourney. “Who’s the Best Dressed for Octoberfest” – show us your style and win. And oom-pah under the Big Tent with classic sounds and dance of old world Germany.
Miller Valley Oktoberfest
Miller Brewery Tour
Sept. 28, 11:30am-5pm
Celebrate Gemutlichkeit in the Miller Beer Garden with Katie Leinenkugel (mid-afternoon only), Live Polka Bands all day, Leinenkugel's Oktoberfest and ice cold Miller beers. Milwaukee Pretzel Company pretzels available for purchase. Discounted Miller Brewery Tours offered for $5 throughout the day.
Miller Visitor Center, 4251 W. State St.
Find authentic German food, bands, dancing, and fun in the historic Dheinsville Settlement. The event is organized by the Germantown Historical Society.
Dheinsville Historical Park
N128W18780 Holy Hill Rd, Germantown
Enjoy a ceremonial keg tapping at 5pm on Friday with free bier. Live polka music continues all day long and there is a nightly concert when the sun goes down. Weekend activities include a bags tournament, weiner dog racing, The 6th annual Miss Oktoberfest competition, brat eating contest, stein hoisting competition, and more. Delicious German food will be available for purchase. No need to leave your best friend at home, Milwaukee Oktoberfest is pet friendly. A big screen features the Brewers, Badgers, and Packers games during the festival. Admission is free and open to the public. All guests at Oktoberfest must be 21 or accompanied by an adult. MilwaukeeOktoberfest.com
Plaza outside of Fiserv Forum