Essen Haus Oktoberfest 2016!

  • 514 E. Wilson St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 255-4674

Photo credit: Essen Haus. What has a ton of food, music, bier and fun? Essen Haus Oktoberfest, of course! This year, they are celebrating on Saturday, September 24th from noon-8:00 p.m. A portion of the Essen Haus' parking lot will be transformed into a mini festival grounds packed with fun for the whole family. There will be live polka music with an outdoor dance floor, games/contests, some German Oktoberfest/Märzen biers off the caddy, goodies from the grill, a kids' zone and plenty of Gemütlichkeit!
The Gary Beal Band will kick things off with live polka on the patio from noon-4:00 p.m. Dorf Kapelle is next up from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. This 20+ piece band is making their 5th consecutive appearance at Essen Haus' Oktoberfest with some energetic renditions of German polka classics. Engage in a friendly brat-eating or bier-drinking contest during the music break and make sure to pay a visit to the game area for some adult ring toss, guess how many pieces of candy are in the boot, and more. A kinder-friendly activity zone will be close by with plenty of coloring, crafts, bubbles and games to help entertain the little ones.
Brats, burgers, roast pig and more goodies from the grill will be available all afternoon. Fill up that plate and pay a visit to the outdoor bier caddy. After all, it wouldn't be Oktoberfest without the bier. Spaten, Hofbräu, Hacker-Pschorr and Paulaner Oktoberfests are this year's featured Märzen-style brews, with Spaten Lager and Spaten Optimator available for the non-Oktoberfest bier drinkers. After 8:00 p.m., the celebration moves inside with even more bier and polka! Sixteen German taps will be available to enjoy while The Zweifel Brothers take over the tunes for the night. Gather a group, drink a boot and dance the night away from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
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  • Times: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free