Are you a craft beer lover? Baraboo is holding their second annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 23rd! The event will be held inside of the historic Hippodrome at the Circus World Museum. Baraboo is approximately 1h45m drive from Milwaukee and 55m drive from Madison.
THE FEST MASTERS
Meet your Oktoberfest Fest Masters: Mike & Bonnie Palm. Mike is a former Mayor of Baraboo and Bonnie is very involved in the non-profit sector. They were chosen as the Baraboo Fest Masters because of their loyalty and involvement within the community. If you see them at the festival, be sure to give them a big Prost!
Fairfield Inn and Suites is the presenting sponsor of this year's Oktoberfest! The hotel is BRAND NEW so if you are needing a place to stay during Oktoberfest, this is it! Fairfield Inn & Suites offers free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and an indoor pool. They are a quick 5-minute drive from the festival grounds making it the perfect location for your weekend festivities.
Baraboo Oktoberfest is being held at the Hippodrome inside of the Circus World Museum. The Hippodrome is a long-standing event space that typically houses the circus and magic performances. It is known for exciting shows and celebrations - Oktoberfest will be no different. Outside of the Hippodrome there will be food trucks, live music, and other fun events throughout the day!
There will be an ample amount of events throughout the day to keep you entertained during Oktoberfest. Some of these include tapping of the gold keg, a costume contest, and a stein holding contest. Make sure you're in for the long haul by staying for the evening live music!
Get ready to party with Madison's own Gold Dust Women's Band at the Hippodrome. Headlining Oktoberfest is the well-known 8 woman Fleetwood Mac tribute band. From 7pm-9pm you can enjoy your craft beer while jammin' out with these rockstars.
Two local Baraboo breweries are participating in Oktoberfest with their delicious Oktoberfest beers. Tumbled Rock Brewery is located on the outskirts of Baraboo near Devil's Lake State Park. With a diverse selection of handcrafted beers, from crisp lagers to bold IPAs, Tumbled Rock Brewery caters to a wide range of palates. Their Oktoberfest beer is absolutely fantastic; cheers!
The second Baraboo brewery that is participating in Oktoberfest is the Al Ringling Brewing Company. The brewery is located inside the historic Al Ringling mansion and is deeply rooted in German heritage. On a standard day, you can find about 19 craft beers on tap along with a German-focused food menu. Their Oktoberfest beer is phenomenal, get it while you can. Prost!