Elkhart Lake is excited to announce the 1st Annual Elktoberfest!
September 23rd - 25th
Put on your lederhosen or dirndl, hoist a stein, grab a pretzel and celebrate the German heritage all weekend in Elkhart Lake. Elktoberfest takes it’s own spin on a traditional Oktoberfest with no shortage of beer, pretzels, games, and fun!

This one-of-a-kind fall weekend has something for the whole family from a 5K Wine & Beer Run/Walk to a Root Beer Garten and activities for the little ones. Join in the fun with silly Oktoberfest games and explore the village for German food and Oktoberfest brews. Don’t forget to pick up your commemorative Elktoberfest stein to be filled up all weekend long! Check out the list of activities happening throughout the weekend and join us in making the first year of Elktoberfest a success! Prost!
Join us at our 1st annual Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 9am for an exciting event featuring the scenic views of Elkhart Lake, great wine from locally-owned Vintage Elkhart Lake, and craft beer produced by Switchgear Brewing Company. With registration options for all wine & beer lovers, runners and walkers, this race is a sure thing for a great time!