Oktoberfest

“Bier,

         Freunde

                   und Fun!”

Join us for a taste of Deutschland in the heart of Waukesha!

Nonstop music, food, Sprecher beer and root beer, old world games and activities. Have your picture taken with our Bronze Alive statues that will amaze you. Try your hand (or should we say hammer) at Nagelschlagen. Play Sheepshead. Toss a few in our 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.

The setting couldn’t be more perfect and unique under the stars in Waukesha’s Frame Park along  the picturesque Fox River.

Friday, September 21, 2018

  • 5:00 pm :                  Opening Ceremony and tapping of the Firkin
  • 5:00 -11:00 pm :       Austrian Express
  • 5:00 - 8:00 pm :        D'Oberlandler Dance Troupe will perform during band breaks
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm :        Family Area open with crafts, games, and activities!
  • 5:00 - 8:00 pm :        Check out the live "Bronze Statues... camera's ready!
  • 7:45 pm :                   "Who's The Best Dressed for Oktoberfest" Contest
  • 9:00 pm :                   Masskrugstemmen Contest

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • 1:00 - 4:30 pm :        Sheepshead tables are open
  • 1:00 - 4:40 pm :        The Squeezettes
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm:         Family Area open with crafts, games, and activities!
  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm :        Das Bags Tourney ($40/team) (REGISTER HERE!)
  • 1:15 pm :                  Unveiling of the Oktoberfest Cake
  • 3:30 - 7:30 pm :        Check out the live "Bronze Statues"... camera's ready!
  • 4:30pm :                   Children's Parade - wear your Oktoberfest best
  • 5:00 pm :                  Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika
  • 5:30 -11:00 pm :       Blaskapelle Milwauke
  • 6:30 pm :                  Wurst Bier Biathlon (walk/run eat a brat/have a bier = Biathlong
  • 8:00 pm :                  Masskrugstemmen Contest

Participating Partners

  Oktoberfest-Partners-2018

How Waukesha Oktoberfest benefits our community organizations:

  • Event is FREE but a $2 wristband is required for alcohol purchase and consumption.  Proceeds benefit Friends of WPRF
  • Beer Sales benefit Waukesha Kiwanis Early Risers
  • T-shirt sales benefit Waukesha Police Explorers
  • Brat sales benefit the Waukesha Police Academy
  • Sprecher ambulance concession sales benefit Waukesha Rotary
  • Interested in volunteering for this event?  Contact April Dethloff, Volunteer Coordinator, 262-524-3709 or email
Oktoberfest

Parking Areas:

Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St
Frame Park parking lots
East Alternative School, 1150 Whiterock Ave
Renaissance Manufacturing Grp, 1401 Perkins Ave

Street parking is also available in the area.

FREE Shuttle from this location:

Waukesha County Courthouse (515 Moreland Blvd)

Pick-up/drop-off every 15 minutes.
Final pick up from Frame Park at 11:30 p.m.

Pre-Event Ticket Sales are Available!

Purchase your food & beverage tickets online prior to the event to avoid waiting in line.  Tickets are available in $20, $40 & $60 increments.Tickets will be available for pick up at the event "Will Call" window.  The tickets will be under your name and a picture ID is required at time of pick-up.  Online purchases will be available on August 10, 2018 and end at Noon, Friday, September 21st and will re-open Saturday, Sept. 22nd, Midnight - Noon.

Click below to navigate to our online site.  Type Oktoberfest in the " "Search Activities" and click "go".  The list of tickets available will show.  Log in or create your account.  Select the amount you desire and put in your cart.  When done, click on the cart and finish by following the prompts.    

Oktoberfest Online Ticket Sales

Please direct any additional question about this event to the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 262-524-3737.

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Event Restrictions:

Pets are prohibited in city parks.
Alcohol purchase and consumption is restricted to adults 21 and older.
Alcohol must remain in the Oktoberfest area at all times.


Frame Park - 1150 Frame Park Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186

Oktoberfest FAQs
 
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
City of Waukesha Oktoberfest is free and open to the public. Anyone wishing to  purchase and/or consume beer must be aged 21 or better, have identification, and purchase a wristband for $2. Wristband proceeds benefit the Friends of WPRF.
 
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available at: 
Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St.                                       
Playground near Frame, Frame Park Dr.
Upper Formal Gardens, Frame Park Dr.
East Alternative School, 1150 Whiterock Ave      
Renaissance Manufacturing Group-Waukesha, LLC Parking Lot, 1401 Perkins Ave                                           
Street parking is also available in the area.

FREE Shuttle Information:
Oktoberfest Shuttles (complimentary) will be available! Park at the following location and hop the shuttle to Oktoberfest at Frame Park.

Waukesha County Courthouse parking lot (across from 515 Moreland Blvd.)

The shuttles will pick-up/drop-off every 15 minutes on Friday, from 4:30-10:30pm (last trip from Frame Park) and Saturday, from 2:00-10:30pm (last trip from Frame Park). The Frame Park drop-off/pick-up point will be on Baxter Street, near Whiterock Avenue.

***Each shuttle rider will receive one token to redeem at the Culvers tent at Oktoberfest for a free scoop token.
 
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You can bring all your friends and family. Please leave any pets at home along with any beverages. They will be for sale at the event along with great food options. A percentage of proceeds will benefit local community organizations.

What is the Oktoberfest cake?
At 3:00pm on Saturday, and with the help of the Mayor, Sweet Perfections Bake Shoppe will unveil their amazing creation of a 3-tiered Oktoberfest-themed cake for the event! We’ll slice up the cake and provide free slices to the first 400.

Where do I get an Oktoberfest t-shirt?
Glad you asked! The Waukesha Police Explorers Post #178 will be selling 2nd Annual Waukesha Oktoberfest t-shirts and earn some funds for selling the shirts. Stop by and get yours right away!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. at 262-524-3737.