Sitting outside savoring a chilled stein of beer while munching on a salt-encrusted pretzel as you tap your foot to lively German bands will become a reality if you’re in Cedarburg during the second weekend of October. Cedarburg has always taken great pride in its heritage and, because many of the city’s forefathers were indeed from Germany, it was an easy decision to add Oktoberfest to three other annual celebrations already in place.
On Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12, the city’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest will be celebrated in the Community Center parking lot, next to City Hall. Visitors have only to follow the sound of rollicking music to the huge tent erected there, offering plenty of seating, ample room for musicians and, of course, a spacious wooden dance floor for dancing the polka. Music will be provided by the popular Alte Kameraden, Tuba Dan and the Cedarburg Civic Band, and the Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt Troupe and D’Lustig’n Wendistoana Dancers will also make frequent appearances.
If you like German foods, you won’t be disappointed, promise the organizers who confirm there’ll be authentic dinner classics such as Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel and sausage platters, as well as Currywurst from Chef Rainer Knuppertz, who is returning from Germany especially for the occasion. And of course it wouldn’t be Oktoberfest without specialty beers and wines.
For fun, try your luck in different contests, such as best lederhosen, prettiest dirndl, sauerkraut eating and even a German Spelling Bee. You could say it’s a taste of Munich right here in Cedarburg.
Be sure to stay with us at the Washington House Inn for this fun-filled weekend!