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Oktoberfest 2020

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26, 2020 to celebrate with us at Frame Park!

Friday,September 25:      5:00 - 11:00 pm

Saturday, September 26: 1:00 - 11:00 pm

More details will be available soon!  Feel free to view 2019 events below!

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

September 27 & 28, 2019

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. 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 27, 2019

  • 5:00 pm:                Opening Ceremony/Tapping of the Firkin - free beer samples
  • 5:00 - 6:30 pm:      Music by Erich Adam
  • 5:30 pm:                D'Oberlandler Dance Troupe 
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm:      Family Area open with crafts, games & more!
  • 5:00 - 8:00 pm:      Live Beer Garden Statues
  • 7:00-11-00pm:       Music by Austrian Express
  • 9:00 pm:                Masskrugstemmen Contest - Can you hold a beer? Of course.. that's why you are at Oktoberfest. But how long can you old it... FULL... straight out in front of you without spilling a drop? You'll have a chance to sign up for this test of strength and be deemed the Masskrugstemmen Champion (Lady or Gent) of Waukesha's Oktoberfest. Prizes to the woman and man who stand the longest. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • 1:00 - 4:30 pm:        Music by The Squeezettes
  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm:        Family Area open with crafts, games, & more!
  • 1:00 - 6:00 pm:        Das Bags Tourney - Register Now!
  • 2:00 pm:                  Unveiling of the Oktoberfest Cake/Free cake to the first 400
  • 3:30pm - 7:30pm:    Live Beer Garden Statues
  • 5:00 pm:                  Performance by Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika 
  • 5:30 -11:00 pm:       Music by Blaskapelle Milwaukee

Pre-Event Ticket Sales are Available!

Purchase your food & beverage tickets online prior to the event to avoid waiting in line. Online ticket purchases will be available on August 9, 2019 and end at noon on Friday, September 27. Online sales will then re-open Saturday, September 28 from midnight to noon. 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.  

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.

Reserve A Table To Become An Oktoberfest VIP!

Reserve your table for Waukesha Oktoberfest and enjoy!

A limited number of reserved tables are available, and reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 25th, midnight.

  • Table reservation is $200 and includes $200 in tickets
  • Table will be reserved from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the day purchased. You may purchase both days for $400
  • Maximum 8 people per table reservation. There is no minimum
  • Tickets may be used to purchase food, beverages, merchandise, and wristbands
  • Wristbands are required to purchase and consume beer and may be obtained with a $2 ticket donation to the Friends of WPRF
  • Patrons have the option of pre-purchasing additional tickets
  • Self-reserving tables is not allowed and non-reserved tables may not be covered with table cloths or other item

Das Bags Tournament

Sign up for the Das Bags Tourney! Double elimination tournament for ages 21+.

Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 28 on the Frame Park Ball Diamond.
Check in is 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm first round begins.

Register Now!

Fee is $40 per two person team and includes a brat and a beer or non-alcoholic beverage. 

Proceeds help to keep Oktoberfest admission free.
Deadline to register, Wednesday, September 18

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

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.

New! 2019 Collectors Pin

Every year, a new pin!

Collect them all!

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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 4:30-11:30pm (last trip from Frame Park) and Saturday, from 12:30-11:30pm (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 2:00pm on Saturday, and with the help of the Mayor, Cakes While U Wait will unveil their amazing creation of an 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 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.

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