1 Oktoberfest Strasse

History of Oktoberfest USA

Approximately 5,000 miles and over 150 years of history provide the only major differences between La Crosse, Wisconsin and Munich, Germany during early October each year. The first few days of the tenth month in both Munich and La Crosse are filled with "merrymaking" and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.

One of the achievements which helped La Crosse gain a 1961 All-American City Award, Oktoberfest, USA, is one of the few authentic Old World folk festivals held annually in the United States. Each year, numerous local industries, civic and fraternal groups plus hundreds of area residents, working on a voluntary basis, combine their efforts with those sponsoring La Crosse Festivals, Inc., in developing and presenting the annual autumn festival.


Keith Plesha

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Oktoberfest is pretty much the greatest thing ever. Plan ahead and enjoy!

Frank Petraitis

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

Try it once. You'll either love it or not. Me personally. I've been coming here 39yrs (without missing).Still trying to decide if it's worth it. (LOL).

Brian Grassl

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017

Obviously Beer is easy to find! The food is amazing! I had the Bavarian Bowl and then the Spatzel. Both were sooo good. My wife and I enjoyed it.

Steph funny Burr ow na

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

LaCrosse Wisconsin has been celebrating Oktoberfest for more than 50 years. The South Side Fest Grounds are utilized for other wonderful festivals in the year, all worth checking out.

Robert Mentecki

Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017

A good time. Lots of fun. I really thought it would be bigger