Join us for Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest of the Year!

New for 2017

Aug 25, 26, 27

*NEW* Masskrugstemmen - Stein Holding Contests - Win Prizes!

*NEW* Kegel's Inn Classic Friday Fish Fry served outside under the tent!

*NEW* We're moving the party from the Kegel's Inn parking lot out onto 59th street! 

*NEW* Kegel's Inn will provide German fare outside during the festival!

Milwaukee's first Oktoberfest 2017 august 25-27

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY  4-11pm

4PM - BEER GARDEN OPEN

4PM - OUTSIDE FISH FRY

6PM - RIBBON CUTTING

6 - 10PM - LIVE MUSIC
THE TALISMEN

8PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

SATURDAY 12-11pm

12PM - BEER GARDEN OPEN

1-5PM - LIVE MUSIC
BREWHAUS POKLA KINGS

3PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

6 - 10PM - LIVE MUSIC
BLASKAPELLE MILWAUKEE

8PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

SUNDAY 12 - 7pm

12PM - BEER GARDEN OPEN

2 - 6PM - LIVE MUSIC
THE MUSIC VENDERS

4PM - STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

MASSKRUGSTEMMEN - kegels inn oktoberfest beer holding contest

BIER STEIN HOLDING CONTEST

MASSKRUGSTEMMEN - BY HOFBRAU 

$15 TO ENTER
NIGHTLY CONTESTS
MEN'S & WOMEN'S

HOLD THE STEIN
DRINK THE BEER
KEEP THE MUG

Masskrugstemmen - Stein Holding Times

FRIDAY - 8pm

SATURDAY - 3pm & 8pm

SUNDAY - 4pm

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! 

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What is Masskrugstemmen?

  • We're glad you asked - The winner is the person who holds their beer outstretched the longest. If you need more information- Here's the very best description we've found so far. It's a pretty funny read - THE VERY BEST GERMAN GAME

Why does it cost $15?

  • Entry fee includes 1-Litre Hofbrau Mug ($5)
  • The beer inside of the mug ($5)
  • The donation to the lions club ($5)

Can I register the day of?

  • Although it is possible to fill in if there is a no show. We recommend that you register ahead of time. 

Can I pay ahead of time? 

  • Online registration is just to save your spot in the contest. Payment will be taken upon arrival. 

When do I need to show up?

  • Please check-in no sooner than 30 minutes before & no later than 10 minutes before the scheduled event. 

Where do I pick up my beer mug?

  • Check-in for registration and mug pick up will be at the BEER GARDEN BAR outside on 59th st. 

What do I get if I win? 

  • Hofbrau will be in charge of prizes. Although we're not sure exactly what you'll win, it'll be worth holding a beer for. 

Can I sign up for more than one event? 

  • Yes, as long as you register online.

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Save the date! 
August 25, 26, 27th

Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest

New for 2017 - Kegel's Inn Friday Fish Fry available outside under the music tent!

“Pull out your Lederhosen and dust off your Dirndls, this is going to be the best Oktoberfest of the year” said Lion Bill Elliott. This year, excitement is building because the organizers moved the event from the parking lot of Kegel's Inn out onto 59th street between National Ave and Greenfield Avenue. "We'll have way more room to party, and with our Friday Fish Fry under the tent with live music, it's going to be soo much fun!" Says Kegel's Inn owner Julian Kegel.

On Friday, August 25th, official festivities will kick off at 6 pm with a Ribbon Cutting by The West Allis Chamber of Commerce, that will celebrate the successful transition of Kegel's Inn to the fourth generation of family ownership. Kegel's Inn will celebrate their 93 years in business by offering their famous Friday Fish Fry outside under the tent for the first time in their history. Fish Fry service begins at 4 pm and goes until 10 pm. Live music by the Talismen will be complimented by German beers that will flow unobstructedly in the new 59th Street Beer Garden until it closes at 11 pm. 

On Saturday, August 26th the festival will be open from Noon until 11 pm, with live music starting at 1pm with the Brewhaus Polka Kings and then follwed by Blaskappelle Milwaukee at 6pm. Kegel's Inn will be also offering authentic German cuisine outside in the beer garden all weekend. 

On Sunday, August 27th, the event will run from Noon -6 pm, with live music by the Music Venders starting at 2pm. Kegel's Inn will be also offering authentic German cuisine outside in the beer garden all weekend. 

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

Admission is $5 at the door for adults, children under 18 are free.  Proceeds to benefit the West Milwaukee Lions Club.

Looking forward to seeing you at Oktoberfest!

 - The Kegel family & all of our Lions!