by Samantha Haas
on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 9:43am.
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 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., Madison Live music with outdoor dance floor, German beer, food from the grill, kids play area, brat eating and bier drinking competitions
Creekside Place Oktoberfest When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, September 23 Where: 102 Maple St., Evansville Tickets: $35 7th annual craft beer fundraiser, silent auction, 70-plus beer samples, appetizers, desserts
Quivey's Grove Beer Fest When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 7 Where: 6261 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg Tickets: $45 24th annual event with live music, food, over 100 beer samples from 37 brewers
Dorf Haus Oktoberfest When: Sunday, October 8 Where: 3931 Hwy. Y, Roxbury Tickets: $42 German buffet with music from Dorf Kapelle 16-piece Bavarian Show Band
The Biergarten at Olbrich Park When: Open daily, weather-permitting: 4-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 3-10 p.m. Fridays, Noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Where: 3527 Atwood Ave., Madison View of Lake Monona with Wisconsin craft beer, cider, root beer, pretzels, cheese curds, bratwursts, hummus