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.
New Glarus Oktoberfest
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.
Quivey's Grove Beer Fest
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.