Milwaukee’s First Oktoberfest

Festival Hours & Info

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD

FESTIVAL HOURS - FRIDAY  4-10PM

Festivities start at 4pm when the National Ave Street Festival opens. Along National avenue, you’ll be greeted by street vendors leading to the beer garden outside of Kegel’s Inn. Look forward to free beer giveaway during the opening ceremony! Highlights for the night will include listening to Authentic German music, while enjoying Friday Night Fish Fry hosted by Kegel’s Inn, sipping a German Oktoberfest beer from one of the many local breweries. Food and beverage services begin promptly at 4pm. At 8pm, witness the grandeur of the Stein Holding Contest which run every few hours during the festival.

MUSIC SCHEDULE

LIVE MUSIC - TBD

6 - 10PM - LIVE MUSIC - TBD

OTHER FESTIVITIES

4PM - BEER GARDEN & VENDOR FAIR OPEN

4PM - FRIDAY FISH FRY UNDER THE TENT

6PM - FREE BEER - CEREMONIAL KEG TAPPING

7PM - DANCING: WENDLESTOANA

8PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

10PM - BEER SALES STOP 

Oktoberfest at Kegels inn

SATURDAY AUGUST 24TH

FESTIVAL HOURS - SATURDAY 12-10pm

The festivities on 59th & National will open at 12pm. Look for more family friendly activities like face painting, bounce castles and a yard games for all ages. As the afternoon progresses, the lights of the festival will highlight many of the local breweries who will have German inspired brews. Music lovers will find music during all hours of the festival except while watching participants try their hand during the stein holding contests on the main stage. VIP ticket holders will be able to sample an unlimited number of beers during the day starting at 12pm. 

MUSIC SCHEDULE

12 - 3PM LIVE MUSIC: STELLAR

6 - 10PM - LIVE MUSIC - BLASKAPELLE MILWAUKEE

OTHER FESTIVITIES

12PM - BEER GARDEN & VENDOR FAIR OPEN

12-2PM VIP SINGLE RELEASE SAMPLING

2PM - DANCING: DANK MILWAUKEE DANCERS

3PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

7PM - DANCING: OBERLANDERS

8PM - MAIN EVENT -  STEIN HOLDING CONTEST - BREWERY FACE OFF

10PM - BEER SALES STOP

 
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