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On Oct. 3-5, the Marcus Center Grounds and Pere Marquette Park will transform Downtown Milwaukee into a traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration activating both sides of the Milwaukee River with beer gardens, music and food.
It’s almost amazing that Milwaukee doesn’t have a huge scale Summerfest-sized Oktoberfest. We have several smaller, really good ones. But, don't you think we deserve a big blowout Oktoberfest? Nonetheless, this event (that OnMilwaukee.com proudly sponsors) is a big leap forward and should help put Milwaukee on the Oktoberfest map.
To get you ready, Too Much Metal designed an official MKE Oktoberfest shirt for this year’s combined celebration. The shirt's proceeds will help subsidize the cost of running the event to help keep festivities free. Shirts are available for purchase through Shoplocal on OnMilwaukee.com.
It’s a sweet T, and one you need in your MKE collection.
Other details regarding Oktoberfest? The Marcus Center Grounds and Pere Marquette festivities will held on Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
An authentic festival tent and beer garden will be erected in the park. Hofbräu Oktoberfest Beer, the original beer of King Ludwig’s Royal Brewery, will be featured, along with traditional Bavarian foods including giant fresh baked pretzels, bratwurst, wieners and pork …Read more...