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Elktoberfest

Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit ~ A Toast to Cheer and Good Times!

SEPT 20 – 22, 2024

Put on your lederhosen or dirndl, hoist a stein, grab a pretzel and celebrate the German heritage all weekend long in Elkhart Lake. Elktoberfest takes its own spin on a traditional Oktoberfest with no shortage of beer, pretzels, games, and fun!

**Please note that the schedule tentative. It might change at any time, so stay tuned for updates.**

Friday, Sept 20th

Stein Social
5:30pm – 9:30pm
 | Siebkens Alley & Yard
Kick off the 3rd Annual Elktoberfest at the Stein Social! Fill up your very own commemorative Elktoberfest stein with an Oktoberfest beer and enjoy live music, food and games in the alley and yard of Siebkens Resort.

Live Music by Waltzmeisters on Siebkens Bandstand
5:30pm – 9:30pm | Siebkens Bandstand

Community Prost and Pin Tapping of SwitchGear’s Oktoberfest Beer
6pm |  Siebkens Alley & Yard


Saturday, Sept 21st

Elkhart Lake Farmers Market
8am – 12pm | Elkhart Lake Depot & Square

Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K
9am – 11am | Vintage Elkhart Lake

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K on Saturday, September 21st! This year, we’ve got a fresh new route and a new t-shirt to kick off your day of Elktoberfest fun. After the run, reward yourself with a delicious wine from Vintage Elkhart Wine Shop or a craft beer from local favorite, SwitchGear Brewing Company.

Root Beer Garten Sponsored by ElkhartCares
11am – 2pm | Village Square Park

The Root Beer Garden is back again this year! Head over to the Village Square Park, located behind the Elkhart Lake Visitor Center, for face painting, pumpkin painting, a bounce house, balloon animals, root beer, and the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Athletic Association will be selling food for all the littles.

Miesfeld’s Elktoberfest Tent
11am – 9pm | The Shore Club Lawn

Time for the adults to have a little fun and indulge a bit into our German heritage. Enjoy the smell of Elktoberfest as Meisfeld’s will be grilling up brats on-site! Enjoy a few selection of brews from Elkhart Lake’s very own brewery, SwitchGear Brewing Company!

Miesfeld’s Brat Fry
11am 8pm | Miesfeld’s Tent on The Shore Club Lawn
Miesfeld’s will be on site grilling brats and burgers that will be for sale to the public. They will also be selling some of their delicious German potato salad!

SwitchGear Brewing Compnay — Official Beer Sponsor
11am – ?
| Miesfeld’s Tent on The Shore Club Lawn
SwitchGear Brewing Company is joining the fun at Miesfeld’s Elktoberfest Tent! They’ll be there with a variety of brews to choose from, including their special Oktoberfest beer. And don’t worry—they didn’t forget about the giant pretzels from Milwaukee Pretzel Company!
**Note that SwitchGear has moved their annual Oktoberfest party to The Shore Club Lawn.**

Live Music by Boo! The Band
4:30pm – 9pm | Miesfeld’s Tent on The Shore Club Lawn

Get up and dance the night away with live music from Boo! The Band. Everything from Motown, pop, old school hip-hop, disco and everyone favorites.


Saturday, Sept 21st

Sunday Funday at SwitchGear Brewing Company
11am – 7pm | SwitchGear Brewing Company
The party continues with Bloody Mary’s, brews, and live polka music at SwitchGear Brewing Company.

Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K on Saturday, September 21st! This year, we’ve got a fresh new route and a new t-shirt to kick off your day of Elktoberfest fun. After the run, reward yourself with a delicious wine from Vintage Elkhart Wine Shop or a craft beer from local favorite, SwitchGear Brewing Company.

Elktoberfest Vacation Packages

Get More Out of Elktoberfest Weekend with a Special Vacation Package at One of Our Three Resorts!

Elktoberfest is the fall event of the year, filled with fun, food and festivities for all ages. This year, why not elevate your experience by taking advantage of our exclusive vacation packages at one of our three premiere resorts.