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ELKTOBERFEST

SEPTEMBER 23 – 25, 2022

Elkhart Lake is excited to announce the 1st Annual Elktoberfest!

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 it’s own spin on a traditional Oktoberfest with no shortage of beer, pretzels, games, and fun!

What to Expect?

This one-of-a-kind fall weekend has something for the whole family from a 5K Wine & Beer Run/Walk to a Root Beer Garten and activities for the little ones. Join in the fun with silly games and explore the village for German food and Oktoberfest brews. Don’t forget to pick up your commemorative Elktoberfest stein at the Stein Social on Friday evening or at the Elkhart Lake Farmers Market on Saturday morning. Check out the list of activities happening throughout the weekend and join us in making the first year of Elktoberfest a success! Prost!

Friday, September 23rd

5pm – 7pm — Stein Social & Community Prost!
Kick off Elktoberfest Weekend at the Stein Social where you can purchase your own commemorative Elktoberfest stein that will get you one FREE tap of SwitchGear Brewery’s Oktoberfest. The Osthoff Resort, Shore Club, and Siebkens will have outdoor bars for you to fill your stein up!
Located on in the horseshoe of Lake Street

5pm – 7pm — Live Music by The Polka Masters

6pm — Community Prost featuring a celebrity guest to hoist the toast!

6pm – 9pm — Live Music by Matt & Sadie at The Shore Club

7pm – 10pm — Live Music by Jim Ohlschmidt in the Elk Room at The Osthoff Resort

7pm – 11pm — Live Music at The Osthoff Resort’s Lake Deck


Saturday, September 24th

8am – 12pm — Elkhart Lake Farmers Market
Did you miss the Stein Social? No worries, here’s another chance to pick up your commemorative Elktoberfest Stein!

9am — Elktoberfest 5K Wine & Beer Run/Walk
Start/Finish located at Vintage Elkhart Lake

11:00am – 10:00pm — SwitchGear Brewing’s Oktoberfest Party

11am – 3pm — Root Beer Garten & Kid’s Activities
Complimentary root beer, face painting, pumpkin decorating and kid’s lawn games
Located on The Osthoff Resort’s Lakefront

11am – 3pm — Petting Zoo
Located at The Osthoff Resort (North lawn next to the Concourse Restaurant)

11am – 9pm — Bounce Houses & Dunk Tank
Located on The Osthoff Resort’s Lakefront

11:30am -1:30pm — Guest appearance by The Milwaukee Brewers Famous Racing Sausages®
Located on The Osthoff Resort’s Lakefront

1:00pm – 3:00pm — Elktoberfest Games
Join in traditional Oktoberfest games like keg rolling, a stein dash, frau carry and more!
Located on The Shore Club’s Lawn

5pm – 8pm — Live music by Barbara Stephan Peter Mac Duo
Located at The Concourse Restaurant at The Osthoff Resort

6:30pm – 9:30 — Live Music by The Polka Masters at The Shore Club

7pm – 11pm — Live music at The Osthoff Resort

TBD — Live Music at The Shore Club


Sunday, September 26th

Fall Community Breakfast – Stay tuned for further details

2pm – 6pm — Live Music at The Osthoff Resort’s Lake Deck

(The Schedule is Tentative – Please Check Back For Updates)

Special Event Packages

Book your stay for the whole weekend

Elktoberfest Steins

Elktoberfest Steins will be sold throughout the weekend at various locations.

Eat & Drink

Make your reservations at one of the great restaurants in Elkhart Lake.

Plan Ahead

Planning begins now for this fun family fall weekend — Sign up for the 5K Run/Walk, book your stay with special event packages and more!
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