Milwaukee Oktoberfest benefitting War Memorial Center set for Aug. 26-28 🍻

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Oktoberfest returns to the lakefront Aug. 26-28 at the War Memorial Center grounds.

Hosted by Kegel's Inn and Swarmm Events, the three-day festival is the first Oktoberfest of the season and is a fundraiser for the War Memorial Center.

According to a news release, festival goers can enjoy local food by Kegel’s Inn, German beer from Hofbrau, and other Oktoberfest beers from local breweries like Leinenkugels. More than just great live music, there is entertainment for all with a craft vendor fair, Stein Hoisting, a Miss Oktoberfest competition, a Wiener Dog Beauty Pageant and the Usinger’s Brat eating competition. Musical performances by Altekammeraden, Polka Floyd, Blaskapelle, Tally Ho, Alpine Blast and more. 

Admission is free, however there is a $5 wristband fee for drinking alcohol. 

NEW FOR 2022!

  • Dunkel Dash 5K Run/Walk
    • Milwaukee Oktoberfest is bringing back an old favorite, the Dunkel Dash 5k Run and Walk on Friday August 26. The event, named after the word for “dark” in German, will take place at 6pm as the sun sets. Participants will get a long sleeve t-shirt for the run. After the race, participants can enjoy a complimentary Usinger’s brat from Kegel’s Inn, a beer/soda and a post-race concert by Polka Floyd.
  • Medal of Honor Exhibit
    • The newly designed, permanent Medal of Honor exhibit at the War Memorial Center, focuses on telling the story of all 64 recipients dating back to the Civil War.
  • Legion Day on Sunday Aug. 28
    • American Legion Family Day is Sunday and is a ticketed event on Fitch Plaza. Tickets are available to the public for this ONCE IN A LIFETIME special event. Guests can pick between Two Sessions: Either 1PM-4PM or 5PM-8PM.

Gold Tickets $300 per table: Guarantees seating for eight people for a special program including traditional dance, bugle corp parade, and “The Victory Band”, a 25-piece ensemble playing classical and patriotic arrangements. Each guest also receives a beverage of choice, and a brat lunchbox from Kegel’s Inn

Sliver Tickets $15.00 per person: Includes admission to access both levels of the Oktoberfest celebration with standing room access to special festivities upstairs on Fitch Plaza.

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