Octoberfest 2018

A Mile of Fun since 1981, Appleton’s Octoberfest, an event of the Fox Cities Chamber is almost here!

Kicking off the fun on Friday, September 28 from 6-9:30pm will be License to Cruise.  This year’s feature vehicle is Chevrolet and classic models will be available for viewing at the Fox Cities PAC.  Over 400 classic cars will also line the downtown street.

On Saturday, September 29, Octoberfest begins with the traditional Spaten beer toast at the Houdini Plaza stage just before 9 am – the ceremonial toast is a homage to the annual ritual Spaten keg beer tapping at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany!  Following the toast, the live music will begin on all 6 Octoberfest stages throughout downtown – for a full line up of music acts, click here.

Not only will Octoberfest have great music and fun all day, but be sure to check out the Family Fun Area schedule of events as well as visit 150+ Arts & Crafts Vendors

Take a peek at these additional tips and reminders for a GREAT Octoberfest experience:

No Downtown Appleton Farm Market this weekend.  We will be back outside every Saturday through October!

Planning on riding your bike? Fox Cities Cycling Association and Appleton Bicycle Shop will be offering a bike parking lot at 121 South State Street. It will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday!

Don't want to deal with the hassle of parking?  Plan your Transportation ahead of time! Valley Transit will be offering $0.25 fares on all regular routes during Friday’s License to Cruise beginning at 3:45 pm and then all regular Valley Transit bus routes on Saturday.  Utilize the special park and ride locations on Saturday including: Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton East High School, Goodwill Industries Menasha, and Valley Packaging (Roemer Rd location). 

Even more transportation options would be to catch a cab, taxi, Uber or Lyft.  If using Lyft, you can save $5 on their ride when using the promo code “DILLYDILLY” during Octoberfest. Plus, you can enjoy the free Downtown Trolley this weekend for its last ride of 2018.

Have more questions that need answers? 

Check out the Octoberfest website, click here.

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