Rain or Shine…
most activities take place under the big music tent!
Friday, September 21, 2018
- 5:00 pm Opening Ceremony and tapping of the Firkin
- 5:00 - 11:00 pm Austrian Express
- 5:00 pm D’Oberlandler Dance Troupe will perform during band breaks
- 5:00 – 7:00 pm Family Area open with crafts, games, and more!
- 5:00 – 8:00 pm Check out the live “Bronze Statues”….. camera’s ready!
- 8:00 pm Masskrugstemmen Contest
Saturday, September 22, 20181:00 - 4:30 pm The Squeezettes
- 1:00 – 5:00 pm Family Area open with crafts, games, and more!
- 1:00 – 6:00 pm Das Bags Tourney
- 1:15 pm Unveiling of the Oktoberfest Cake
- 3:30 – 7:30 pm Check out the live “Bronze Statues”….. camera’s ready!
- 4:30 pm Children’s Parade – wear your Oktoberfest best
- 5:00 pm Muller Fasching Verein Nordamerika
- 5:00 - 11:00 pm Blaskapelle Milwaukee
- 6:30 pm Wurst Bier Biathlon
(walk/run eat a brat/have a bier = Biathlon)
- 8:00 pm Masskrugstemmen Contest
Please be aware that dogs are prohibited in City parks, unless otherwise designated.
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 will be needed to pick them up. Online ticket sales will begin 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.
Please note, tickets cannot be used to pay for wrist band! They are used for food & beverages ONLY!
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:
New this year, two Waukesha Oktoberfest Shuttles (complimentary) will be available! Park at one of the following locations and hop the shuttle to Oktoberfest at Frame Park.
Waukesha County Courthouse parking lot (across from 515 Moreland Blvd.)
Waukesha Transit Center (212 E. St. Paul Avenue)
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 coupon 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.