Dust off your dancing shoes and prepare to polka.
Wilkommen to Waunakee, where a weekend-long celebration brings a piece of Europe to Wisconsin.
Polka, piano and uproarious comedy make for a festive Friday night, while Saturday's line-up boasts four, frenzied hours of dance.
Observe the blessing of the beers before sampling a selection of more than 100, then finish the weekend with a home-brewed beer contest. And, of course, another full day of polka.
Aching for authenticity?
Step into Little Switzerland for a taste of tradition and genuine Gemütlichkeit – feelings of friendliness, warmth and comradery. New Glarus is a slice of Europe tucked into scenic hills just outside of Madison.
Head to the quaint downtown, where the music flows and the beer does, too. Warm with your soul with a chili cook-off and giant fondue pot, and wash it down with beer from New Glarus Brewing Co. – a Wisconsin exclusive.
Oh, and admission is free.
First, there’s the beer. Delicious brews from 31 area breweries. Madison icons, newcomers, and innovators join breweries from around the state for a diverse selection.
Then there’s the food. A heartwarming offering of Bavarian tastes, perfect for fall — smoked bratwurst soaked in beer, jumbo pretzels with warm mustard sauce, and smoked, spiced, air-dried landjaegers. Hungry yet?
Plus, with the stunning historic stone buildings and the dance-demanding music, you've got a can't miss festival.