Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest of the Year!

OKTOBERFEST, STREET FEST & GERMAN BEER SHOWCASE 

(West Allis, WI) - Get ready for the annual fundraising event for the West Milwaukee Lions Club. Held in the streets surrounding Kegel's Inn, in West Allis, WI. Organizers took a bold approach to this year’s festival and received approval to close the East End of National Avenue from 58-60th Street for the entire weekend. With room for 50 vendors on the street, and the 59th street Hofbrau Bier Garden, the extra space will allow for long-term growth of the festival, give room for local breweries to showcase their own twists on German Beers. Also new for this year, Kyle Cherek, Host of Foodie Wisconsin, will MC the stein holding contests and announce the voters choice best beer of the festival Saturday night. Look forward to his stories that connect his experience at last year’s Oktoberfest in Munich, with the German heritage in Milwaukee, Kegel’s Inn and the newly opened local street food inspired - Public Table. Admission to the festival is free and family friendly.

Oktoberfest is Wunderbar!

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*NEW* Kyle Cherek, Host of Wisconsin Foodie!

*NEW* National Avenue filled with 50+ Vendors!

*NEW* Local German Beer from our hometown Breweries!

*NEW* Miller Lite Entertainment Stage on National Ave!

FESTIVAL HOURS & INFO

Schedule of events, hours and location info

MUSIC LINEUP

Live music & authentic German dance schedule

FOOD MENU

Friday fish fry, Authentic German food and artisan packaged items and more! 

ACTIVITIES 

Kids Area, best of local beer challenge, Stein Holding, Barley to Barrel classes & More

BEER LINEUP 

German Imports, local breweries and best of local beer challenge. 

VOLUNTEER

Earn FREE food, T-shirts and Beer! Bier schlepping, registration and other positions available. 

SAVE THE DATES

August 24 & 25, 2018

Highlights of the weekend 

HOURS - FRIDAY  4-10PM

4PM - BEER GARDEN & VENDOR FAIR OPEN

4PM - FRIDAY FISH FRY UNDER THE TENT

5:30PM - PUBLIC TABLE RIBBON CUTTING

FREE BEER - CEREMONIAL KEG TAPPING

8PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

MC KYLE CHEREK, HOST OF WISCONSIN FOODIE

 

 

HOURS - SATURDAY 10-10pm

10AM - BEER GARDEN & VENDOR FAIR OPEN

11AM - ST. FLORIANS GERMAN CHOIR

12pm - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

LIVE MUSIC - BREWHAUS POKLA KINGS

4PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

6 - 10PM - LIVE MUSIC
BLASKAPELLE MILWAUKEE

8PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

 

MASSKRUGSTEMMEN - kegels inn oktoberfest beer holding contest

Bier Stein Holding Contests

$20 TO ENTER
NIGHTLY CONTESTS
MEN'S & WOMEN'S 

HOLD THE STEIN
DRINK THE BEER
KEEP THE MUG

$40 VALUE!

 

Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest - Kegels inn and west milwaukee lions club

WHY WE FUNDRAISE

All proceeds of the festival are to benefit the Lions Club of West Milwaukee.

Chris slow roll aug 26th

FREE - FAMILY FRIENDLY BIKE RIDE!

 

Free to those who sign up online before the ride! 

  1. Sunday August 26th

CHRIS KEGEL SLOW ROLL 

Participation in the slow roll requires completing the FREE registration!

This is a casual, no drop, 10 mile bike ride from State Fair Park towards downtown and back using trails and roads safe for cyclists. The ride is in honor of Chris Kegel who owned Wheel & Sprocket but we celebrate to fundraise to continue his legacy creating bicycle specific infrastructure in Milwaukee. There is a free afterparty at Kegel's Inn for those who pre-register.