Munich on the Mississippi: The ‘La Crosse Oktoberfest’



It is a little drive for Minnesotans, but rumor has it that La Crosse, Wisconsin, holds on of the most animated Oktoberfests around. In fact, it’s known as the official Oktoberfest of the USA.

The event takes place the last weekend in September, kicking off on Thursday, September 25th and going through Sunday, September 28th.

Oktoberfest weekend has tons of events for all ages. It has a carnival, multiple German (and other) food vendors, craft beer, multiple  parades, dance competitions, and constant live music with a wide variety of genres.

Food, drinks, and some special events cost extra, but mostly everything is free. Purchasing an Oktoberfest Button is encouraged to help support all the work put into this major yearly event that has now taken place for the past 54 years.

Wisconsin doesn’t seem so far away now does it?


Photo via: LaCrosse Oktoberfest



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Angie Newgren

Angie is a student at St Thomas University graduating May 2014 with a Bachelor's in English, minoring in Music. She was born, raised, and still lives in St Paul. She plays the violin and recently picked up the trumpet. Angie enjoys traveling the world. Being in her early 20s she has a lot to cross off on her endless bucket list of cities to visit, but still makes time to continuously revisit Paris. She has two pets, a dog and a bunny, who roam the house as if it were their kingdom. Angie has always cared about the environment and has a goal to continue to educate herself and others about worldly issues we can help change as individuals. Angie enjoys analytical discussions on music, movies, food, and books.

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