ALLOUEZ, Wis. (WFRV) – Well it might be September but some are already getting a jump start on Oktoberfest.
The annual festival celebrating beer will be getting underway this weekend at the Lorelei Inn in Allouez. This marks the 13th annual Allouez Oktoberfest festival.
Gates will open at 3 p.m. Friday with Weisundfreunds Brass Band playing until 5. Followed by The Cougars until 9-9:30. Saturday gates open at Noon with The Greatest Hits Polka Band playing until 4 or so. Followed by Big Mouth and th Power Tool Horns around 5 until 9-9:30. Food includes a few different types of wursts, hot pretzels, and of course Oktoberfest soup.
Proceeds from the $5 entry fee will be going back toward the community. Being one of the largest Oktoberfest events in Northeast Wisconsin, thousands are expected to attend.
“I think a couple of years ago we went through close to a couple thousand, like four thousand wristbands,” said Dave Heck, Co-Owner of the Lorelei Inn. “We’re open for about 15 hours so that’s quite a few people rolling through.”
A free shuttle service will be available for those who park in the Bellin parking lot on Libal Street.
Allouez Oktoberfest kicks-off at 3 p.m. today and runs through tomorrow.