Tue Sep 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM.
Riverside Bandshell & Zoom option

Need a good excuse to put on your lederhosens or dirndl? Join us on Sept. 22 at the Riverside Bandshell for a special presentation of the Beste of Fest! Oktoberfest Festmaster Trustees David Ring (2013) and Chuck Roth (2015) will share the history and traditions of Gemutlichkeit in La Crosse!

  • Ever wonder who started Oktoberfest?
  • What’s the deal with that little man the Festmaster carries around? 
  • What are the words to that Ein Prosit song?  
  • What’s the deal with those leather shorts?
  • Where’s the best place to tap the golden keg?

Don’t miss this fun presentation for an insiders take on the 59 year tradition. Pull out your Oktoberfest apparel, an award will be given to the best dressed Fester! 


Additional Information:

Social hour at Riverside Park will start at 5:30pm with our program starting at 6pm. There will be no meeting fee/no food provided. Support a local restaurant and bring a take-out order to enjoy!  

A Zoom link will be provided for any individuals choosing to join us virtually. (Please bear with us as we figure out the technology needs for our hybrid meeting format. We appreciate it if you'd send feedback/suggestions on the experience).
In following CDC/County Health Department guidelines, the following is being asked for those attending in person:
  • Remain 6 feet apart; there are plenty of benches for everyone. Please be mindful of others and spread out
  • Cloth face coverings/masks are encouraged
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided but please wash your hands prior to coming
  • If you are showing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, please stay home and Zoom in to the meeting!
We are excited to see you (in person or via zoom) and appreciate your awareness of safety for everyone’s well-being. 
In the event of inclement weather, an update will be sent the afternoon of Tuesday 9/22.