Oktoberfest is Here! Oktoberfest is Here!

Prost! It’s that time of year again, liters are flowing, bands are playing, and good times are had with friends and family alike – that’s right, Oktoberfest is here! Break out your lederhosen and join us at Café Bavaria. Starting with the official kickoff on Saturday, September 21st, and rolling all the way until Sunday, October 6, we’ll have live music and plenty of Oktoberfest biers to be had by all as Café Bavaria celebrates its last Oktoberfest.

We’ll have Polka Joel September 27th from 7 – 9 PM, Blaskapelle Milwaukee playing from 6 – 9 PM on Friday, October 4th, Polka Joel September 5th from 7 – 9 PM and Jeff Winard on Sunday, October 6th from 12 – 3 PM so join us for all the traditional Polka fun!

What exactly is Oktoberfest?

September is a huge month for bier, and while the month’s name doesn’t suggest it, it is the time for Oktoberfest! This Bavarian tradition dates all the way back to 1810 in Munich, at the marriage celebration of the Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. This festival usually begins during the third weekend in September and ends the first Sunday of October.

At the first few Oktoberfest festivals, bier stands were set up to quench the thirst of the onlookers of the now discontinued horse races. The bier drinking part of the experience continued to grow in the subsequent years and ultimately, became one of the centerpieces of the celebration. Oktoberfest is now one of the largest festivals in the world and serves over two million gallons of bier each year. This year marks the 186th anniversary of Oktoberfest!

Get Oktoberfest Everywhere!

Can’t get enough of Oktoberfest biers? We get it. They are delicious, be sure to stop in and ask about our Oktoberfest biers on the lineup at all of our cafés – including our latest Lowlands Brewing Collaborative Bier with Good City Brewing – Now Playing – with $1 from each bier benefitting Milwaukee Film.