Summerfest announces new food, drinks and merch for 2022 festival

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We're less than a month away from the kickoff to Summerfest. Opening day is June 23 and we're getting a closer look at the new food and drink lineup and merch for the Big Gig. 

All different kinds of local food will be available, including American, Korean, Mexican, Italian, not to mention plenty of sweet treats for a snack or dessert. Just like we've seen in years past, Summerfest is trying to give festival-goers all they can to have a good time.

"I can't wait for Summerfest, it's a comeback year for a lot us," said Eric Halverson. "And I think we're going to make the most of it and Summerfest is going to make the most of it as well. Can't wait."

"I enjoy Summerfest, come by and enjoy the shows. That's what you come to Summerfest for, the good times," said Tony Hood. 

Summerfest says the new food vendors are Cedar Crest Frozen Custard and Sorbet, El Hefe Mexican Grill, La Masa Empanada Bar, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Pete’s Pops, and Toro Tacos & Bowls.

They say the following new food items will be available:

  • Bobalou Stuffed Gourmet Pretzels and Soft Frozen Lemonade – Minute Maid Soft Frozen Lemonade and Minute Maid Soft Frozen Cherry Limeade
  • Bottle House Forty-Two – Funky Chicken and Korean Dog
  • Cedar Crest Frozen Custard and Sorbet – assorted flavors of frozen custard and sorbet
  • Cousins Subs – Cheese Curds, Blue Jazzberry Shake, and East Coast Steak Philly
  • El Hefe Mexican Grill – Pollo Asado
  • Klement’s Sausage and Beer Garden – German Nachos with Grilled Klement’s Traditional Bratwurst
  • La Masa Empanada Bar – La Masa Empanada Trio
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – Deep Dish Pizza, 3-Cheese Bread, Carol’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Pete’s Pops – Key Lime Pie and Salted Watermelon flavors
  • Pizza Man – Fried Brussels Sprout
  • Saz’s Express (North Gate Location Only) – Classic Fried Chicken Sandwich and Fried Thai Chicken Sandwich
  • Sil’s Mini Donuts – Strawberry Manilow Smoothie and Give Peach A Chance Smoothie
  • Toro Tacos & Bowls – Esquite Ramen
  • Fazio’s Gourmet Popcorn – Summerfest Popcorn

As for merchandise, you can buy the new designs online ahead of time or at stands around Summerfest.

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