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Lots of activities for Oktoberfest 2016

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This year's Oktoberfest celebration packs plenty of activities into four short days. 

Oktoberfest 2016 runs September 29 through October 2.

Among the highlights for the fest:

Thursday, September 29

South Side grounds open at 11 a.m. North Side grounds open at 4 p.m.

Senior Breakfast - South Side Festgrounds - 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Lederhosen Luncheon - Kaplan Festplatz, South Side Festgrounds - 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m.

Craft Beer Night - WXOW Community Festplatz, North Side Festgrounds - 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Torchlight Parade - Starts at Kane and Gillette streets - 7 p.m. 

LB and the Hivolts - WXOW Community Festplatz, North Side Festgrounds - 8:30 p.m - 11:30 p.m.


Friday, September 30

Southside grounds open at 9 a.m. North Side grounds open at 4 p.m. Carnival Rides on North Side from 4-10 p.m.

Oktoberfest Opening Ceremonies - Tapping of the Golden Keg 11 a.m. - CenturyLink Garden Stage, South Side Festgrounds

Craig Olson Project - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m - Kaplan Festplatz, South Side Festgrounds

German Dinner - 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - North Side Festgrounds

Festmaster Ball - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - La Crosse Center 

Steve Meisner 8:30 p.m. - Midnight - CenturyLink Garden Stage, South Side Festgrounds


Saturday, October 1

North Side and South Side Festgrounds open at 11 a.m.

YMCA Maple Leaf Walk/Run - 7 a.m. - Riverside Park

Maple Leaf Parade - 10 a.m. - Clinton St., Rose St., Copeland Avenue, 2nd Street

Smokin' Bandits - 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - WXOW Community Festplatz, North Side Festgrounds

TUGG - 8 p.m. - Midnight - WXOW Community Festplatz, North Side Festgrounds

Jim Busta Band - 9 p.m. - Midnight - CenturyLink Garden Stage, South Side Festgrounds


Sunday, October 2

South Side Festgrounds open at 11 a.m. 

Carnival rides open until 9 p.m.

Ecumenical Service - 11:00  - Mary of the Angels Chapel, St. Rose Convent, 912 Market St. 

Cornhole Tournament - 12:00 p.m. - WXOW Community Festplatz, North Side Festgrounds

The Johnny Rogers Show - 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Kaplan Festplatz - South Side Festgrounds

Pat McCurdy - 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Kaplan Festplatz - South Side Festgrounds

Great Golden Keg Giveaway - 9:00 p.m - Kaplan Festplatz - South Side Festgrounds


There are a few events before and after the fest.

Parade marshals for the Torchlight and Maple Leaf parades were announced on September 14.

The Mrs. Oktoberfest announcement comes on September 27 at 6 p.m. at Valhalla Hall, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse

And one event, the Ladies Day Luncheon, is scheduled for October 4 at 11 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel Ballroom.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Oktoberfest Website

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