Prost to these local Oktoberfest celebrations

Posted 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

Granite City Brewery Oktoberfest Bier Party
When: September 29-30
Where: 72 West Towne Mall, Madison
Music, Marzen bier, half-priced appetizers, beer steins, Oktoberfest menu

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

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