Milwaukee Oktoberfest to be first event on plaza near Fiserv Forum

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Oktoberfest will be the first-ever event on the plaza adjacent to Fiserv Forum, taking place from Oct. 5-7.

Milwaukee Oktoberfest, which is in its ninth year, will be free to the public and features a Stein Hoisting competition, brat-eating contest and live polka music, among other German-themed activities.

“We are excited to make Milwaukee Oktoberfest the first-ever event on the plaza outside of our world-class arena,” said Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin. “We are committed to making the plaza a fun destination, and this family-friendly event will start it off in a great way.”

The German festival will also have a Weiner dog contest, live art, a Miss Oktoberfest contest, a cornhole tournament and live music from entertainers including The Klaberheads and The Mike Schneider Band.

“We look forward to holding Milwaukee Oktoberfest on the plaza,” Swarmm Events Owner Michael Sampson said. “German restaurants, bars and architecture can be seen across our great city, so it is important for us to keep this event moving forward and to continue growing each year.”

The hours for Milwaukee Oktoberfest are as follows:

  • Friday, Oct. 5: 5-11 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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