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

SEPTEMBER 23 – 25, 2022

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!

Elktoberfest Packages

Plan to stay for the 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!

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 and picnic tables for you to enjoy them at. Don’t forget to snap a picture with Elroy the Elktoberfest Elk!
Located on in the horseshoe of Lake Street

5pm – 7pm — Live Music by The Polka Masters on the overlook by The Osthoff Walkway

5pm – 7pm — Preordered Elktoberfest t-Shirt pickup at The Stein Social

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

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

6:30pm – 10:30pm — Live Music by The Cougars at The Osthoff’s Lake Deck

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

7:30pm – 9:30pm — Live Music by The Polka Masters at Siebkens Resort’s Stop-Inn Tavern

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! You can also pick up your preordered Elktoberfest T-Shirts here.

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

11:00am – 10:00pm — SwitchGear Brewing’s Oktoberfest Party – Giant German pretzels, Brat Fry Fundraiser for the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Athletic Association (12-6pm), Hammerschlagen, and live music by the Waltzmeisters (2-6pm)
Located at SwitchGear Brewing Company

12pm – 6pm — Root Beer Garten
Complimentary root beer in Osthoff’s Root Beer Garten on the lakefront. Brats, burgers, chips, slushies, and cookies will be available for purchase.
Located on The Osthoff Resort’s Lakefront

12pm – 8pm — Kid’s Activities
Pumpkin decorating & kid’s lawn games. Complimentary face painting will be from 11am to 3pm
Located on The Osthoff Resort’s Lakefront

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

12pm – 8pm — 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 sausage toss, pretzel toss, a stein dash, frau carry and more!
Located on The Shore Club’s Lawn

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

7pm – 11pm — Live music by Nashville Pipeline at The Osthoff’s Lake Deck

Sunday, September 25th

8am – 12pm — Fall Community Breakfast
Bringing the community together for a fall breakfast buffet at Otto’s at The Osthoff Resort. The breakfast buffet is $18.95/adult, and $3 of that will be donated to Elkhart lake Glenbeulah High School Co-Curricular programs when you mention “Elktoberfest” or bring in a voucher (Vouchers will be handed out throughout the weekend.)
Located at Otto’s at The Osthoff Resort

2pm – 5pm — Live Music by The MD Project at The Osthoff Resort’s Lake Deck

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