If you can't be in Berlin for Oktoberfest, then our real estate agents recommend Dane County and the surrounding areas (near delightful Madison homes for sale) as a festive place to partake.
Originating in Bavaria, Oktoberfest is marked by celebrations centered around two mainstay comfort foods: delicious bratwurst and refreshing beer. Near Dane County, of course, you'll find a variety of local additions, like the use of authentic Wisconsin cheese.
Dane County is one of the epicenters of Oktoberfest in the United States, thanks to the high number of people here who trace their ancestry back to Germany. You'll find a wide range of fun and festive events throughout the area. Here's an insider guide on how and where to enjoy the celebrations:
- Oktoberfest at Essen Haus – 514 East Wilson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Oktoberfest at Essen Haus is a beloved annual Oktoberfest celebration that takes place at the Essen Haus German Restaurant. The parking lot is converted into a festival ground that welcomes the whole family. You can savor local brats and brews while listening to live music and even cut up on the dance floor. There'll be plenty of treats from the grill and a whole area set aside for kids to meet new friends.
- New Glarus Oktoberfest – 418 Railroad Street, New Glarus, WI 53574
New Glarus Oktoberfest is a yearly tradition backed by the many families of Swiss heritage in this lovely Wisconsin community. Taking place October 22 through 25, it is a free event for everyone to attend. There'll be food, wagon rides, chainsaw carving, and live music in the festival tent all weekend long. Join the fun and be a part of one of New Glarus' most anticipated events of the season!
- Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie – 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583
Vintage Brewing Co. Sauk Prairie is a classic brewpub that offers online ordering and indoor or patio dining. As a family-owned and operated business, it has become known as a wonderful event venue for weddings and family reunions. During the Oktoberfest season, it entices guests with new brews from around the world and updated seasonal menu items. Consider stopping by after viewing Sauk City homes for sale.
- Capital Brewery – 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Craft brewing is a well-established trend today, but Capital Brewery was there at the very start. With more than 35 years of brewing experience, it is a purveyor of the finest small batch, international, and experimental brews using local producers whenever possible. Located near Middleton homes for sale, Oktoberfest will see several fun and exciting themed events and tastings.
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