Celebrate a state of GEMÜTLICHKEIT at the 4th Annual Oktoberfest of Greater Racine, sponsored by Lakefront Brewery.

Hosted by Franksville Craft Beer Garden, this family-friendly event is FREE to attend and features live music, spanferkel (pig roast), stein hoisting, hammerschlagen (hammer-striking), yard games, food, beer, and lots of fun! So put on your lederhosen and dirndls if you have them, and join us at Caledonia-Mt Pleasant Memorial Park in Franksville.

Thursday, September 23 -- 5-9 p.m.
Friday, September 24 -- 3-9 p.m.
Saturday, September 25 -- 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 26 -- 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Food & Beer
 

Oktoberfest of Greater Racine

The Beer Garden will be offering more than 24 craft beers on tap with many seasonal and Oktoberfest varieties. A variety of food trucks will be participating throughout the weekend including:

Thursday: CC's Classic Corn, Das Brat, Pico's Tacos, and CurdWagon
Friday: Rollin Smoke, CurdWagon, All About Tacos, and Das Brat
Saturday: Das Brat, Rollin Smoke, and All About Tacos
Sunday: Rose Mob Grill (Brunch 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and Das Brat

On Saturday at 3 p.m., a traditional spanferkel (pig roast) will be available while supplies last.


Live Music
 

Oktoberfest of Greater Racine

Join us under the Oktoberfest tent to enjoy live music from several local favorites.

Thursday:

4 p.m. Dobie the Concertina Man
Local polka legend Dobie brings his years of musical experience to the FCBG to add to our state of Gemutlichkeit. Enjoy traditional German music, join us for a chicken dance, and learn to polka dance!

6-9 p.m. Jay Matthes
Jay Matthes is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, and returns to kick-off opening night of Oktoberfest of Greater Racine with a unique mix of rock/country covers and his own original songs. He is a popular mainstay of the Southeastern Wisconsin music scene playing more than 100 shows a year including Summerfest and Wisconsin State Fair. In 2016, Jay was voted Best Male Vocalist by Shepherd Express "Best of Milwaukee."


Friday:

4 p.m. Dobie the Concertina Man
Local polka legend Dobie brings his years of musical experience to the FCBG to add to our state of Gemutlichkeit. Enjoy traditional German music, join us for a chicken dance, and learn to polka dance!

6-9 p.m. KOLTRANE
KOLTRANE brings their high energy to the stage Saturday night to perform country/rock covers.


Saturday:

1 p.m. Dobie the Concertina Man
Local polka legend Dobie brings his years of musical experience to the FCBG to add to our state of Gemutlichkeit. Enjoy traditional German music, join us for a chicken dance, and learn to polka dance!

6-9 p.m. Failure to Launch
Failure to Launch is a popular high-energy cover band that performs dynamic shows with some of the most upbeat and danceable pop, rock, hip-hop, and country music from the 60's to the current top 40. Performing to huge crowds everywhere they go including Summerfest and Oktoberfest, Failure to Launch was voted Best Cover/Tribute Band consecutively from 2017 to 2020 by Shepherd Express "Best of Milwaukee."

 

Sunday:

12 p.m. Dobie the Concertina Man
Local polka legend Dobie brings his years of musical experience to the FCBG to add to our state of Gemutlichkeit. Enjoy traditional German music, join us for a chicken dance, and learn to polka dance!

 


Other Special Events
 

Oktoberfest of Greater Racine

Thursday, September 23:
Opening Toast with Russ & Jim Klisch 5 p.m.
Lakefront Firkin Tapping FREE BEER (while supplies last) 5 p.m.

Friday, September 24:
Special Tapping of Lakefront Black Friday 5 p.m.
Bounce Houses Open 5 p.m.
Lakefront Curd Wagon 5-8 p.m.
Stein Hoisting Competition 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 25:
Badgers vs. Notre Dame (Pavilion TV) 11 a.m.
Bounce Houses 1-6 p.m.
Spanferkel (Pig Roast) 3 p.m.
Special Tapping of Lakefront Imperial Pumpkin 5 p.m.
Stein Hoisting Competition 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 26:
$1 Sprecher Root Beer All Day
Stein Hoisting Competitions 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Closing Toast of Oktoberfest 6 p.m.


We look forward to raising steins with you! Prost!
 

Oktoberfest of Greater Racine

 

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