15th Annual Oktoberfest celebration to hit Chippewa Falls

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis (WEAU) -- Get ready to put on the lederhosen and grab a pitcher of beer. A 15-year year old tradition is back in Chippewa Falls shedding light on German heritage. Yes Oktoberfest is here!

“Crazy George” Schiltz entertains the crowd at Wissota Chophouse in Chippewa Falls on Wednesday. He is standing next to this year's official logo, which features Schiltz.

Maranda Mahr of the Chippewa Falls Area Chamber and Valerie Coushman, Volunteer with Oktoberfest joined Hello Wisconsin to talk more about the family-fun to expect.

15th Annual Oktoberfest
September 15th -17th
Northern WI State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls
Friday & Saturday Gates open from11am - 11pm
Sunday Gates open from 10am - 4pm

Three-day Admission Wristband only $15.00
Daily Gate $8.00
Kids 12 and under FREE on Friday & Saturday
Sunday free admission for children & parking

Each year over 14,000 people head over to the Northwestern WI State Fairgrounds for three days of live music, authentic German cuisine, family-fun activities and much, much more.

Featuring live music on four stages with everything from polka to rock & roll:
Copper Box
Blaskapelle Milwaukee
The Swing Crew
Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen
Section 8

You absolutely can't miss:
The Parade to the festival grounds and the tapping of the Golden Keg
Beer Stein Holding Competition
Sauerkraut Eating Contest
Hammerschlagen
Crazy George
Glockenspiel

Stop by the Familientreff (Family Fun) Building for:
Free Kid Art Activities
Face Painting
Bounce Houses
Balloon Artist, Juggler & many more great entertainers!

Tickets available at:
Chippewa Falls Visitors Center
All Northwestern Bank locations
Gordy's Market
The Leine Lodge
Mason Shoe Outlet Store
Olson's Ice Cream Store
Royal Credit Union
*Single Day Admission at the gate for $



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