Today officially marks the start of fall, which means we're also in the midst of Oktoberfest. And whether or not you own a pair of lederhosen or know how to drink from a boot, you can still get in the gemuetlichkeit spirit.
The Isthmus OktoBEERfest is already in the books for 2017, but there are many other celebrations throughout the Madison and Dane County area that will highlight the German flavors and sounds of the season. Be sure to click on the event name for more details.
New Glarus Oktoberfest
When: September 21-24
Where: Downtown New Glarus
Events: Live music, beer tent, food stands, craft vendors, farmers market, tractor pull, 5K/10K and 2-mile walk
Essen Haus Oktoberfest
When: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, September 23
Where: 514 E. Wilson St.,