Oktoberfest USA event brochure 2013
Welcome to Oktoberfest USA in La Crosse, Wis. Oktoberfest USA, through a network of volunteers, preserves, promotes, represents, and celebrates the values of our diverse heritage regionally, and internationally. Events for the whole family.
Pre-Fest Events..........................6 Festground Maps.......................8 Friday 9/27............................... 10 Maple Leaf Parade Route..... 13 Saturday 9/28.......................... 14 Sunday 9/29............................ 18 Monday 9/30........................... 24 Tuesday 10/1........................... 29 Wednesday 10/2....................30 Thursday 10/3......................... 32 Torchlight Parade Route........ 33 Friday 10/4...............................34 Saturday 10/5..........................36 Volunteer Groups....................39 Klub Members..........................40 Fest Family................................ 42 www.oktoberfestusa.com Welcome Willkommen to the 53rd annual Oktoberfest in La Crosse I would like to personally invite you to join in our celebration this fall! This year we are celebrating our past, present, and future in embracing the traditions of Oktoberfest with our families, friends and home town community. Oktoberfest is the premier fall festival in the Coulee Region and we are proud of both our heritage and our celebration. We have so many events to offer for everyone of all ages: our family fun areas and new North Side Carnival, a variety of music throughout the week, educational as well as community visits, a large selection of food choices and of course both the Maple Leaf and Torchlight parades. The Torchlight Parade may signal the end of the festival for the last time this year-but for our royal family, volunteers and organization the year is just beginning. Our Oktoberfest family travels throughout their reign, promoting our wonderful City of La Crosse and our festival encouraging the spirit of Gemütlichkeit (GA-MEET-LEE-KITE) to continue YEAR ROUND in the Coulee Region. It takes many people to make Oktoberfest a success and with our entire FEST family, thousands of volunteers, local businesses and community sponsors we take that success and are able to give back. In fact, Oktoberfest is proud to donate to hundreds of local organizations, clubs and volunteer groups, educational scholarships, CMN and many more non-profit groups in our city gifting over $75,000 to those in need. Oktoberfest is a family, a part of this community - and as with all families we too grow and change - however we also know and cherish our roots and our traditions and are proud to celebrate this year and many more with you. Kam-Lin Roswall | 2013 President, La Crosse Festivals Inc. Tickets available at the Oktoberfest Office! #1 Oktoberfest Strasse, La Crosse, WI 54601 Telephone: 608.784.3378 | Fax 608.782.2098 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday hours effective Aug. 1 through Oktoberfest) The 2013 Oktoberfest button or limited edition 2013 Oktoberfest button hat is required for admission Button Price Pre-Fest $7, during Fest $10; Hats are $20. Children 12 & under: Free. Buttons are not required on the: Southside Festgrounds — Monday, Sept. 30 Northside Festgrounds — Friday, Sept. 27-Wednesday, Oct. 2. Button IS required for Thursday, Oct. 3 to see Northside entertainment! to Southside Festgrounds and any Oktoberfest events off-grounds as indicated. Must be 21 to enter building or tents where alcohol is served. Schedules are subject to change. All ticket prices include 5.5% sales tax. Smoking is prohibited in any buildings, tents or entryways. Smoking will be allowed outside on both festgrounds. No food or beverage carry-ins. All backpacks, strollers, and purses are subject to inspection prior to entry. Services First Aid & Security: If you are in need of first aid or have security concerns, please locate a member of our security staff and they will assist you. 3rd Street Aid Station: The 3rd Street Aid Station is manned with volunteers and located at the corner of 3rd and Pearl Streets. You can charge your phone, look for lost friends, secure a safe ride, etc. During Friday/Saturday evenings of opening weekend, I.D. bands for the 3rd Street Aid Station will be distributed on the Southside festgrounds in the 3rd Street Aid Tent directly outside the Fest Office Information Window. Designated Driver: Register at the designated driver booth and receive a stamp entitling you to complimentary Pepsi-Cola products on Southside Festgrounds. The Designated Driver booth will also be open on Thursday, Oct. 3 on the Northside Festgrounds. (See map on page 8). Sponsored by Pepsi-Cola Bottling of La Crosse and La Crosse Radio Group. Hotel/Lodging: Visit our website at www.oktoberfestusa.com or click here with your SmartPhoneÂŽ You may also contact the La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 608.782.2366 or Onalaska Tourism Information at 608.781.9570. Free Shuttle Bus: Shuttle bus services are provided throughout Oktoberfest. This program is sponsored by La Crosse Festivals, Inc., the La Crosse County Tavern League Safe Ride and businesses listed below! Shuttle schedules will be available at participating locations and the Oktoberfest office. For the most up-to-date listing, please contact the Oktoberfest office at 608.784.3378 or visit www.oktoberfestusa.com. Americaâ€™s Best Value Inn Econo Lodge Microtel Inn Best Western Riverfront Hampton Inn Pettibone Park Resort, Inc. Comfort Inn Holiday Inn Express Settle Inn of La Crosse Courtyard by Marriott Howard Johnson Stoney Creek Inn Days Inn La Crosse Super 8 of La Crosse Champions Riverside Resort will run shuttle on their own schedule. Call 608.582.2995 for more information! 3rd Street Aid Station Additional Shuttles: The 3rd Street Aid Station will be providing additional shuttles on Opening Weekend in the downtown area. Shuttles will run from Midnight to 3 a.m. and will drop off riders at the City of Onalaska, Pettibone Park Resort, Residential area west of Gundersen Lutheran, Subway, UW-L, Viterbo and WTC. ATM: Make cash transactions using the ATM on the Southside and Northside festgrounds. No food or beverage carry-ins. All backpacks, strollers and purses are subject to inspection before entry. 2 Sponsors Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support! Central Animal Hospital Children’s Museum of La Crosse Coalition Drum Shop Coulee Country Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America Inc. Courtesy Corporation Crescent Jewelers Dave’s Guitar Shop Days Inn Hotel & Conference Center Designing Jewelers Downtown Mainstreet Inc. Festival Foods Hardee’s on Rose Street JKHerman Design LLC Kwik Trip La Crosse Camera Club M&I Bank Morrison & Associates North Country Steak Buffet North La Crosse Business Association Pearl Street Brewery Radisson Hotel La Crosse Reinhart Foods Riverfest Inc. Satori Arts Wal-Mart — La Crosse/ Onalaska Wine Guyz Wipfli LLP We apologize for any misprints, errors or omissions. 3 Sponsors La Crosse Beverages LLC We apologize for any misprints, errors or omissions. 4 Sponsors The “Official” Mustard of Oktoberfest 5 Pre-Fest Highlights Friday, Sept. 6 Noon-Registration Four-Person Golf Scramble Cedar Creek Golf Course, Onalaska, Wis. Proceeds benefit the Gemütlichkeit Scholarship. Festmasters will be on the course. Come join the fun and help support a great cause. Register today! 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament YMCA-La Crosse Branch Have fun and compete! Get ready for the basketball season with this youth 3-on-3 tournament which is open to boys and girls in 4th-8th grades. Fee: $60/team. For more information visit: www.laxymca.org. Sixth Annual Gemütlichkeit Foundation Sunday, Sept. 15 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 Wipfli’s Oktoberfest Medallion Hunt begins Check the website homepage daily for the next clue. Prizes include gift certificates, Oktoberfest merchandise and cash! Sponsored by Wipfli LLP Wednesday, Sept. 18 2013 Parade Marshal Announcement 5 p.m. Southside Festgrounds | Bier Halle Come one, come all to the official announcement of the 2013 Maple Leaf and Torchlight Parade Marshals! Musical entertainment and food will be provided (first come/first served); beverages will be available for purchase. Open to the public and FREE with a 2013 Oktoberfest Button! Saturday, Sept. 21 Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest 7 p.m. Scholarship Program Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Bid farewell to last year’s Miss La Crosse/ Oktoberfest while contestants vie for more than $12,000 in educational scholarship opportunities as well as the 2013 title! Tickets are $15 each pre-show reserved seating, $20 day of show reserved seating along with a 2013 Oktoberfest Button. Tickets are available for puchase at the Viterbo Box Office or online at www.viterbo.edu/tickets or phone at 608.796.3100. 6 Pre-Fest Highlights Saturday, Sept. 21 10 a.m. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southside Festgrounds For more information call: 608.784.5011 Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Sunday, Sept. 22 4-8 p.m. Special Fester Ball “Tanz für Alle” (Dance for Everyone) All-Star Banquet Hall The “Special Fester” is announced to the public and crowned at this event. Royal Family, Grenadiers and Fest Family attend in traditional Oktoberfest costume. A meal is provided for all participants. Come join the fun, it’s a dance for EVERYONE! Free Admission- Donations are appreciated. Sponsored collectively by EveryBody Can Dance Inc., Chileda and Oktoberfest Parade Marshals Wednesday, Sept. 25 Mrs. Oktoberfest Reception 6 p.m. $25 & 2013 Oktoberfest Button UW-L Campus — Valhalla, Cartwright Center-Gunning Addition Join us in celebrating the announcement of the new Mrs. Oktoberfest! Enjoy a catered meal, socialize with our past Mrs. Oktoberfests, and get the NEW Mrs. Oktoberfest’s button. Seating is limited and reseved. Tickets must be purchased before WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2013! Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System www.oktoberfestusa.com Schedule is subject to change. All ticket prices include 5.5% sales tax. 7 Northside Festgrounds Map Northside Festgrounds (NS) 1. LHI Community Festplatz Open for all ages! 2. Northside Office 3. Restrooms 4. Food Fair & Brat Sale 5. Best Buy Gaming 6. Main Stage 7. Shuttle Bus Pick-up/Dropoff Hardee’s NO BUTTON REQUIRED for LHI Community Festplatz Northside Festgrounds Activities from Sept. 27-Oct. 2 Fun activities for ALL ages! Button Required for THURSDAY, October 3 – join us for the post Torchlight Parade Party!* *Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. 8 Southside Festgrounds Map Southside Festgrounds (SS) 1. Office 2. Bier Halle Main Stage 3. Bier Halle West Stage 4. Festland 5. Brat Sales 6. CenturyLink Food Garden and Courtyard 7. Kaplan Garden Stage 8. Food Fair 9. Vendors (Merchandise/ Food/Beverage) 10. Security 11. Restrooms 12. Soda Sales 13. Entrances & Exits - Bier Halle (Must be 21 or over to enter) 14. First Aid/Information 15. Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth 16. Shuttle Bus Pickup/Drop-off 17. Designated Driver Booth 18. ATM 19. Festzelt www.oktoberfestusa.com Fri., Sept. 27 | Southside Bier Halle Main Stage SWING CREW Noon BRAT PACK RADIO | 8 p.m. 9 Friday, September 27 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. -11 p.m. 10 a.m.- Midnight 11 a.m. Noon-3 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 -10 p.m. 4-10 p.m. 5 p.m. Southside Festgrounds Open* Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth SS (See map on page 9) Food Fair Open SS Opening Day Ceremonies SS Kaplan Garden Stage La Crosse Post Office Get Your “Oktoberfest 2013 Opening Day Cancellation” Northside Festgrounds Open Food Fair Open Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 10 p.m.) Festmaster’s Ball $45 & 2013 Oktoberfest Button (Public welcome, advance tickets only) SS NS NS La Crosse Center Sponsored by Associated Bank, Festival Foods, Gundersen Health System®, Mueller Media and Stifel Nicolaus Let’s take a trip down the Mississippi River to learn more about sawmills, river life and how the Mississippi River helped to mold the sawmill industry in the Coulee Region! Entertainers from the Old School Variety Show, along with cartographer, Lisa Middleton, bring to life what our area may have looked like in the 1900s. Join us as we harvest health and heritage at Oktoberfest! Collaboratively organized and sponsored by The Y | La Crosse Area Family YMCA, Kwik Trip, Old School Variety Show and The Wine Guyz 5:30-7 p.m. Harvesting Health & Heritage NS Festland on Southside Festgrounds (Display of Oktoberfest History) Get your copy of “The Fest of Times” and meet our Festmasters! *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on Southside festgrounds. 10 Friday, September 27 SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT Noon- Crazy George 2:30 p.m. Noon- TBA 2:30 p.m. Noon -3 p.m. 3-6:30 p.m. Swing Crew Julica Rose Strolling the Southside Festgrounds Kaplan Garden Stage Bier Halle Main Stage Kaplan Garden Stage Festzelt 3:30-7:30 p.m. Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen 4-8 p.m. 7-11 p.m. 8 p.m.- Midnight 90 Proof Last Call Brat Pack Bier Halle West Stage Kaplan Garden Stage Bier Halle Main Stage Festzelt 8-11 p.m. Brass Barn Polka Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. NORTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT LHI Community Festplatz 5:30-7 p.m. Harvesting Health & Heritage Old School Variety Show Hand-Painted Historic Maps of the Mississippi River and Pacific Northwest Meet map artist Lisa Middleton at the exhibit’s reception October 4 | 5-7 p.m. Hosted by The Wine Guyz 122 King St. Exhibit runs Sept. 29-Oct. 9 Visit greatriverarts.com or email fineart@greatriverarts. com for more information 11 Parade Routes Maple Leaf Grande Parade Route H September 28 10 a.m. Start: Clinton St. and Copeland Ave. Copeland to Causeway Causeway to Grove St. Past Fest Office Down Second Street Dispersal at Second & King Sts. HHandicap Parking: US Bank (Southside) Left turn lane Rose and Clinton Sts. (Northside) Polka for Parkinson’s Saturday, Oct. 5 | Noon-8 p.m. Get ready to polka for a great cause! • The Rhythm Playboy’s from Osseo Performing noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. • The Mississippi Valley Dutchmen from Cashton Performing 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Moose Lodge #1920, 1932 Ward Ave., La Crosse. Tickets are $10 and sold at the door. Food and refreshments will be available. For more information, contact David Amborn at Gundersen Medical Foundation at 608.775.4712 or email email@example.com . All proceeds from the event will be used to support the Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Center Fund. Sponsored by Gundersen Medical Foundation 13 Saturday, September 28 7 a.m. YMCA Maple Leaf Walk Run Riverside Park (Pre-registration required) Half marathon, 5-mile run, 5K walk, & Kid’s Maple Mile Strengthen your community! Event proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. For information call 608.782.9622 or visit www.laxymca.org. Presented by The Y | La Crosse Area Family YMCA and Ballweg Midwest Toyota 10 a.m. Family Friendly Zone Located on the former Mobil Oil site frontage on Copeland Ave. directly across from Three Rivers Plaza. Offering a space for families and adults to enjoy the Maple Leaf Parade in an alcoholfree, smoke-free atmosphere. There will be food and activities for the kids! No wristbands required this year, for more information call 608.785.5151. 10 a.m. Maple Leaf Parade (See map on page 13) 11 a.m. Southside/ Northside Festgrounds Open* 11 a.m.- Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways 10 p.m. Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 10 p.m.) NS 11 a.m. Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth SS -11 p.m. (See map on page 9) 11 a.m.- Southside Food Fair Open Midnight 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Northside Food Fair Open Noon-8 p.m. Best Buy Gaming NS Look for the Best Buy station in the LHI Community Festplatz! *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on Southside festgrounds. Festland on Southside Festgrounds (Display of Oktoberfest History) Get your copy of “The Fest of Times” and meet our Festmasters! 14 Saturday, September 28 2-5 p.m. Photo Contest La Crosse Public Library Contestants from all over the Coulee Region submit photos are displayed at the library from Sept. 28-30. Trophies, gift certificates and honorable mentions are awarded in every category. Photos Awards are given Sunday, `Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. Visit www. lacrosseareacameraclub.org or www.oktoberfestusa.com for 2013 Rules and Registration form. SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 2:30-4 p.m. Mr. Blink Kaplan Garden Stage 2:30-5:30 p.m. Soap Box Project Bier Halle Main Stage 4-7:30 p.m. Justmann Band Festzelt 4:30-6:30 p.m. Craig & Ash Band Kaplan Garden (from Canada) Stage 5:30-8 p.m. Horseshoes and Bier Halle Handgrenades West Stage 7-11 p.m. Jim Busta Band (Variety) Kaplan Garden Stage 8 p.m.- The Remainders Bier Halle Main Stage Midnight 8 p.m.- Midnight Rhythm Playboys Festzelt Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. Proud sponsor of the Designated Driver Booth and the Rock â€™n Roll Breakfast www.lacrosseradiogroup.net 15 Rock n, Oldies Sunday Sunday, Sept. 29 | Southside Bier Hall New Colony Six | 5-6:30 p.m. Chicago’s own “New Colony Six”, the undisputed leaders of the Windy City’s 60’s rock revolution, with over 200 weeks on local and national charts. Their hit records include “I Will Always Think About You” & “Things I‘d Like to Say” with many others you’re sure to remember. 2-5 p.m. “The Sonic Beats” Reunion Enjoy three memorable sets from one of La Crosse’s all time favorite bands. All members are back for this special reunion! 6:30-10 p.m. Studebaker 7 Originally formed in the 70’s, a local favorite and crowd pleaser for over the past decade. Close out your perfect Sunday with Studebaker 7. 16 7:30-11 a.m. Parade Marshals’ Pancake Breakfast NS Tickets $4 in advance, $4.50 day of event Sponsored by M&I Bank 10 a.m.- Best Buy Gaming NS 9 p.m. Look for the Best Buy station in the LHI Community Festplatz! Sunday, September 29 Harter's Quick Clean-Up Day 10 a.m. Ecumenical Service Mary Mother of the Church 2006 Weston St. | La Crosse Join us for this all-encompassing ecumenical service! This will truly be a community involved event, so bring your family and rejoice with us. Celebrant, Father Doug Robertson 11 a.m. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. m Music fro ox B r e p Cop Southside/ Northside Festgrounds Open* Authentic German SS - Festzelt Luncheon Heaping full plate with dessert from Sloopy’s Bar & Grill | $15 pre-sale | $17 day of — Served until gone. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oktoberfest Strongman Competition NS Do you have the skills and training necessary to be called a Strongman? Compete here and you could go on to earn the title of “Strongman” given by the North American Strongman Inc. For registration and event information, call 262.339.4074 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sponsored and Organized by 3GuyzMMA and the North American Strongman Inc. Food Fair Open NS Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways NS Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 9 p.m.) Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth (See map on page 9) SS *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on Southside festgrounds. 18 Sunday, September 29 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. 1-2 p.m. Food Fair Open Football Camp with Gilbert Brown Foundation SS NS Get a Football 101 lesson from Gilbert Brown! Learn how important your actions and attitudes are in football, as well as in life — all participants take part in drills, learn sportsmanship and catch/throw the football. Girls and boys ages 6-18 are allowed to participate with a parents permission. FIRST 20 kids to register are FREE for the basic package! You MUST pre-register to participate in this event — call 608.525.2326 or visit www.gilbertbrownfoundation. org. All completed forms may be emailed to the Gilbert Brown Foundation office: info@ gilbertbrownfoundation.org. Sponsored by Central Animal Hospital, Jennifer Keller, Morrison & Associates, and Severson & Associates 1-5 p.m. Photo Contest La Crosse Public Library Contestants from all over the Coulee Region submit photos are displayed at the library from Sept. 28-30. Trophies, gift certificates and honorable mentions are awarded in every category. Photos Awards are given Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. Visit www. lacrosseareacameraclub.org or www.oktoberfestusa. com for 2013 rules and registration form. Festland on Southside Festgrounds (Display of Oktoberfest History) Get your copy of “The Fest of Times” and meet our Festmasters! SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Copper Box Festzelt 11:30 a.m.- Local Talent Variety Show Kaplan 1:30 p.m. featuring Coulee Region Steel Garden Band, Apple Annies and more! Stage 2-4 p.m. The Journeymen Kaplan Garden Stage 2-5 p.m. Sonic Beats Bier Halle West Stage 5-6:30 p.m. 5-8:30 p.m. 6:30-10 p.m. New Colony 6 Bier Halle Main Stage Craig & Ash Band Kaplan Garden (from Canada) Stage Studebaker 7 Bier Halle West Stage Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. 19 53rd Oktoberfest DEREK RAMNARACE AND SOAPBOX PROJECT Sat., Sept. 28 | 2:30 p.m. Southside Bier Halle Main Stage THE REMAINDERS | Sat., Sept. 28 | 8 p.m. Bier Halle Main Stage 90 PROOF Fri., Sept. 27 | 4 p.m. Southside Bier Halle West Stage ABBEY LANE AND THE BACKBONE Thurs., Oct. 3 6:30 p.m. Southside Bier Halle Main Stage OIL CAN HARRY Sat., Oct. 5 | 8 p.m. Southside Main Stage 20 21 2013 Oktoberfest Entertainers on the Southside Garden Stage LAST CALL Fri., Sept 27 | 7 p.m. JULICA ROSE Fri., Sept 27 | 3 p.m. MR. BLINK Sat., Sept 28 • 2:30 p.m. CRAIG & ASH Sat., Sept. 28 | 4:30 p.m. Sun. Sept. 29 | 5 p.m. JIM BUSTA BAND Sat., Sept. 28 | 7 p.m. THE JOURNEYMEN Sun. Sept. 29 | 2 p.m. CLICK TRACK Wed., Oct. 2 | 4 p.m. 22 GARY AND THE RIDGELAND DUTCHMEN Fri., Oct. 4 | 7 p.m. THE EXECUTIVES Sat., Oct. 5 | 11:30 a.m. PAT WATERS BAND Sat., Oct. 5 | 7 p.m. VISIT www.oktoberfestusa.com for all updates 23 Monday, Sept. 30 (No button required on Northside and Southside festgrounds) 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Lederhosen Luncheon SS Bier Halle Ticket required to enter event. Get a taste of traditional German flare at this buffet style luncheon with your choice of Brat OR Pulled Pork Sandwich, German potato salad, fruit salad, and German chocolate cake brownie with coffee! Tickets are $7.50 (available in advance or at the door) Sponsored by State Bank Financial Featuring the Concord Singers from New Ulm, Minn Entertainment sponsored by CenturyLink Photo Contest La Crosse Public Library 4-9 p.m. Photos are displayed at the La Crosse Public Library from Sept. 28-30, 2013. Check our website for rules and entry information! 4-9 p.m. 4-9p.m. 4-9 p.m. 7â€”8 p.m. Northside Festgrounds/Food Fair Open Best Buy Gaming Look for the Best Buy station in the LHI Community Festplatz! NS Mr. Edâ€™s Magical Midways Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 9 p.m.) NS (Handstamp $18 . . . unlimited rides at one price!) Oktoberfest Dance Competition NS Show your school pride and cheer on your dance team as they compete to win $500 in cash prizes! Not registered and you want to compete?! Sign up online at www. oktoberfestusa.com/Events/MonSept30. Be sure to get your registration AND release form in ASAP! *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on Southside festgrounds. www.oktoberfestusa.com 24 Monday, Sept 30 SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. Lederhosen Luncheon Bier Halle Entertainment West Stage Concord Singers from New Ulm, Minn Sponsored by CenturyLink Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. 25 You uphold freedom. You secure our nation. Youâ€™ve got a lot on your hands. Thank you for leaving your health care in ours. 26 Festzelt Entertainment sponsored by CRAZY GEORGE Fri., Sept. 27 • Noon Strolling in Southside Grounds Wed., Oct. 2 • 4 p.m. KRIS AND THE RIVERBEND DUTCHMAN Fri., Sept. 27 | 3:30 p.m. BRASS BARN POLKA Fri., Sept. 27 | 8 p.m. JUSTMANN BAND Sat., Sept. 28 | 4 p.m. RHYTHM PLAYBOYS Sat., Sept. 28 | 8 p.m. COPPER BOX Sun., Sept. 29 | 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 1 No button required on Northside festgrounds. Southside grounds are closed today. 9:30 a.m.- German Heritage Day NS Noon A fun authentic celebration of contributions made by Germans to La Crosse, the U.S.A and the world! Local high school and middle school German students present information, play games, sing songs, and even teach a little German to elementary students. Elementary classes are encouraged to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org Entertainment 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 11 a.m.- Northside Festgrounds/Food Fair Open 2:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ladies Day Luncheon Western Technical College Lunda Center $25 and 2013 Oktoberfest Button “EIEIEI…WHOA!” Slow down and find Social from the fun by connecting with friends, enjoying a 11 a.m.-Noon fabulous meal, and remember how interactive Meal and speaker to follow. humor can recharge our “spirit batteries”! We are thrilled to have Lisa Olson (formerly Warsinske), self-proclaimed Goddess of Fun and actress in the “Heart of La Crosse” sketch comedy group remind us all how important it is to take time for ourselves. We don’t take enough time, SO MAKE TIME to attend this year’s Ladies Day Luncheon! Hosted by past Mrs. Oktoberfests Sponsored by US Bank 11 a.m.- Special Fester Day NS 2:30 p.m. A time set aside for individuals with special needs to enjoy Oktoberfest. Our thanks to Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways for opening their carnival rides for the afternoon! 4-9 p.m. 4-9 p.m. 4-7 p.m. Northside Festgrounds/Food Fair Open Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 9 p.m.) NS (Handstamp $18 . . . unlimited rides at one price!) YMCA Family Fun Night at Oktoberfest At the YMCA we cherish family time. Spending quality time together as a family and having fun is what Family Fun Nights are all about. Join us at the Oktoberfest Northside Festgrounds for games, crafts, and sports activities. All ages are welcome! This event is free and open to all. NORTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT LHI Community Festplatz 7:30 p.m. Screaming Eagles Marching Band 29 Wednesday, October 2 State Bank Financial Family Day 7:30- 9:30 a.m. 4-6:30 p.m. 4-9 p.m. 4-9 p.m. Featuring “The Lead Balloon Show” with Mike Kearns Senior Breakfast SS Sponsored by WKTY and Altra Federal Credit Union (See map on page 9) Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth SS Northside Festgrounds/Food Fair Open Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 9 p.m.) NS (Handstamp $18 . . . unlimited rides at one price!) 4-9 p.m. Best Buy Gaming NS Look for the Best Buy station in the LHI Community Festplatz! 4-10 p.m. 4-8 p.m. See e” Georg “Crazy stage! on Southside* Festgrounds/Food Fair Open Authentic German Dinner SS - Festzelt Heaping full plate with dessert from Sloopy’s Bar & Grill | $15 pre-sale | $17 day of — Served until gone. 6-7:30 p.m. Coulee Region Highlights NS Stop down to see what our Coulee Region has to offer ... dance, martial arts and jump rope demonstrations all in one amazing show! Performers include: Misty’s Dance Unlimited, Nicklaus Martial Arts America, Southern Bluffs Wizards and Three Rivers Martial Arts! *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on Southside festgrounds. 30 Wednesday, October 2 SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 4-7 p.m. 4-7 p.m. 8-10 p.m. Crazy George Festzelt Click Track Kaplan Garden Stage Sing & Swig Karaoke Bier Halle Contest Finals Main Stage Contestants will qualify in August and September for the big FINALE on the Main Stage! Good luck contestants! Sponsored by La Crosse County Tavern League Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. VISIT www.oktoberfestusa.com for all updates Proud sponsor of Craft Beer Night 31 Thursday, October 3 US Bank Day 9-11 a.m. EW! Hosted by Dave Kennedy and Eagle 102.7 Rock ’n Roll Breakfast NS N Sponsored by Eagle 102.7, River Bank, Bethany Lutheran Homes and Wipfli Oktoberfest Needlework Show La Crosse Public Library Sponsored by La Crosse Festivals Inc. and Coulee Country Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America Inc Southside Festgrounds/Food Fair Open* (See map on page 9) 9 a.m.-7p.m. 11 a.m.- Midnight 3-11 p.m. Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth SS NS 4-7 p.m. Best Buy Gaming Look for the Best Buy station in the LHI Community Festplatz! 4 p.m.-midnight Northside Food Fair Open* 4-11 p.m 7 p.m. Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways NS Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 11 p.m.) Torchlight Parade The northside is very proud of its Torchlight Parade. Participants from all over bring illuminated floats and sparkling lights brightening up the entire northside of La Crosse! Light up your house, your business, your roof, your windows, your trees...whatever you got LIGHT IT UP! Prizes for the top four places and all participants receive prizes! PAT McCURDY Thurs., Oct. 3 9:30 p.m. Southside Bier Halle West Stage Join us for the 22nd Annual “Light the Night” contest! *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on both festgrounds. 32 Thursday, October 3 SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 11:30 a.m.- Don D Harvey 1:30 p.m. 5-9 p.m. Good Tymes with Mark Viner Kaplan Garden Stage Kaplan Garden Stage 6:30-9:30 p.m. Abbey Lane & Bier Halle The Back Bone Main Stage 9:30 p.m.- Pat McCurdy Bier Halle West Stage midnight Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. FAR OUTS Thurs., Oct. 3 8 p.m. Northside Festgrounds NORTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT LHI Community Festplatz 8 p.m.- midnight Button required to see band. Far Outs Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. Torchlight Parade Route Oct. 3 7 p.m. Start: Kane St. and Gillette St. south on Caledonia St. ending at St. James St. HHandicap Parking: Old Towne North Merchants parking lot on Caledonia St. 33 Friday, October 4 CenturyLink Day 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oktoberfest Needlework Show La Crosse Public Library 11 a.m.- Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways NS 10 p.m. Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 10 p.m.) (Handstamp $18 . . . unlimited rides at one price!) 11 a.m. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Southside Festgrounds Open* Food Fair Open Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth (See map on page 9) SS SS SS Festzelt 5-8:30 p.m. Craft Beer Night (Gates open at 4 p.m. for VIP) Check out new brews, some created specifically for our Oktoberfest and vote on the “The Best Brew” right before we crown Frank Fritz our first ever “Craftmeister!” General Admission: $25 in advance, $30 day of, gates open at 5 p.m. to this event — you can enjoy UNLIMITED sampling of brews out of your commemorative glass, while you talk to distributors and brew masters about the latest brews! VIP Admission: $60 in advance, $65 day of, gates open at 4 p.m. Enjoy everything listed above and unlimited sampling of brews, specialty aged brews, first class food from Stolpa’s Stein Haus and advanced entrance to this event. Advanced Tickets available at the Parade Marshal’s Announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 18! VIP guarantees an autograph from the one and only FRANK FRITZ of American Pickers! Sponsored by Inland, JK Herman Design, Mid-West Family Broadcasting and Stolpa’s Stein Haus *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on the Southside festgrounds. 34 Friday, October 4 SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 11:30 a.m.- Gideon’s Radio 2:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m. Pop Rocks Kaplan Garden Stage Bier Halle West Stage 7-10 p.m. Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchman Kaplan Garden Stage 10 p.m.-Midnight Too White Crew Bier Halle Main Stage Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. POP ROCKS Fri., Oct. 4 | 7 p.m. TWO WHITE CREW Fri., Oct. 4 | 10 p.m. 35 Saturday, October 5 Fox 25/Fox 48 Day 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oktoberfest Needlework Show La Crosse Public Library Registration 9-10 a.m. 1 Mile Race Starts at 10:45 a.m. 5K Race Starts at 11:15 a.m. Big Muddy and Mini-Muddy presented by the Children’s Museum of La Crosse Myrick Park 11 a.m.- 11 a.m. 2000 La Crosse St. Choose from a 5K “Big Muddy Run” or a 1 Mile “Mini Muddy” route! Mud pits, obstacles, Awards approx. water and more. Unique FUNdraiser to support new exhibits at the Children’s Museum of 12:30 p.m. La Crosse. Visit www.bigmuddyrun.org for all the dirt and to register! Early registration = discount! 10 p.m. Mr. Ed’s Magical Midways NS Carnival Rides Open (Last ride at 10 p.m.) (Handstamp $18 . . . unlimited rides at one price!) Southside Festgrounds/Food Fair Open* Oktoberfest Souvenir Booth (See map on page 9) 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. 11 a.m.—5 p.m. approx. Registration 11 a.m. Bags Fly at Noon SS SS Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament in Courtyard/Garden Tent Competitive Division: $30/team, 2 person team Social Division: $10/team, 2 person team Competitive Division Payouts: $250 – 1st place, $200 2nd place, $150 3rd place, $100 4th place – based on 25 teams More teams - Bigger Payout! Bags fly at noon! For more info: www.couleeregioncorhole.com Festland on Southside Festgrounds (Display of Oktoberfest History) Get your copy of “The Fest of Times” and meet our Festmasters! *Designated Driver Booth provided by La Crosse Radio Group available on the Southside festgrounds. 36 Saturday, October 5 SOUTHSIDE FESTGROUNDS ENTERTAINMENT 11:30 a.m.- The Executives 2:30 p.m. 3-6:30 p.m. Misha Siegfried and His Band 5-8 p.m. 7-11 p.m. 8 p.m.- Midnight Pinsetters Pat Waters Band Oil Can Harry Kaplan Garden Stage Kaplan Garden Stage Bier Halle West Stage Kaplan Garden Stage Bier Halle Main Stage Must be 21 to enter buildings or tents where alcohol is served. THE PINSETTERS 5 p.m. Southside Bier Halle West Stage 37 LIVE FOR N W PROST! YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PEPSI DISTRIBUTOR 3.2x8.5 Live For Now.indd 1 38 7/26/2012 9:18:50 AM Thank You Coulee Region With your participation, Oktoberfest supports the following organizations: 3GuyzMMA Alzheimer’s Association American Legion Ladies Auxuillary Unit 595 American Legion Post 52 American Red Cross Scenic Bluffs Chapter Apple Annies Aquinas Parents Association Avalanche Hockey Booster Club Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps Caledonia Lions Club Central High School Show Choir Chamber Ambassadors Children’s Museum of La Crosse Chileda Women’s Board Click’n & Grin’n Cloggers Coulee Catholic Schools Coulee Region Officials Coulee Region Steel Band Courtesy Corporation/ McDonald’s Crucifixion School PTO D.A.R.E. Downtown Mainstreet Inc. Gilbert Brown Foundation Happy Twirler’s Square Dancers Holmen Show Choir Booster Club Holy Trinity Men’s Club La Crescent Animal Rescue La Crescent Rotary Club La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau La Crosse Community Theatre La Crosse County Tavern League and Safe Ride La Crosse County Historical Society La Crosse Family YMCA La Crosse IrishFest La Crosse Lions Club La Crosse Symphony Orchestra La Crosse Wrestling Club Lakeview Health Center Logan Alumni Logan “Class Act” Parents Association Logan High School Show Choir Parent Organization Logistics Health Inc. Mary Mother of the Church Mindoro Lions Club Misty’s Dance Unlimited Mt. La Crosse Ski Patrol Mormon Coulee Lions North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association North La Crosse Lions Oktoberfest Grenadier Corps Onalaska High School Show Choir Onalaska Scouting Parents Operation River Watch Re-Lax-In Campers River City Running Club River City Youth Hockey Riverfest Riverfront Rotary East S&S Cycle St. Elias Orthodox Church St. Pat’s of Onalaska St. Thomas More Church Shelby Youth Baseball State Road Elementary PTO Student Leadership Team Table Rock Riders Snowmobile Club Thunder Ride Diabetes Town of Campbell Emergency Management UW-L Alumni Association UW-L Delta Sigma Pi UW-L Gamma Sigma Sigma Society WWMA Western Technical CollegeBaseball Team YWCA DANKE to all the area marching bands and school-affiliated entertainment that perform at our Oktoberfest. We enjoy being able to showcase the talent our Coulee Region has to offer! A special thank you to the Coulee Region media! Your outstanding coverage of Oktoberfest has continued to draw people from near and far to celebrate the heritage of our region. Danke Schoen for all you do to promote the wonderful things that make La Crosse and the 7 Rivers Region a wonderful place to work, visit and live! 39 Klub Members Festmaster Klub 2Do La Crosse Advanced Business Systems Mike and Florence Aliesch Altra Federal Credit Union Aramark Uniform Services Inc. Associated Bank Gail K. Cleary Coulee Bank Designing Jewelers Fowler & Hammer Inc. Gundersen Credit Union Gundersen Lutheran Kaplan Peter and Krin Krause Kwik Trip Inc. La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau La Crosse Beverage La Crosse County Tavern League Sandra and Dick McCormick Mayo Clinic Health System Morrison & Associates, S.C. Mueller Media Inc. Onalaska Tourism Commission Pearl Street Brewery Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company The Remainders Robert and Ann Reynolds River Rocks Coffee S&S Distributing Inc. Marc and Sue Schultz Tom and Judy Sleik Sloopy’s Bar and Grill State Bank Financial Wettstein’s Wipfli LLP Xcel Energy Anonymous … In honor of Dave Loomis, all Special Festers, and all dedicated Volunteers F.T.R.R.. Wunderbar Klub Borton Construction Inc. CenturyLink Timothy Durtsche, DDS Hawkins, Ash, Baptie & Company LLP La Crosse Radio Group Mary Niemeyer Radisson Hotel La Crosse Robert W. Baird & Company Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services George and Marita Smith Stolpa’s Stein Haus Stoney Creek Inn WKBT News 8 Steve and Katie Webster Edelweiss Klub Ballweg Midwest Toyota Brothers Bar Candlewood Suites Cary Specialized Services Inc. Colgan Air Services Communication Services Downtown Mainstreet Inc. First Supply As of Aug. 6, 2013 Charles and Sue Gelatt Gottlieb’s Guzzlers Hanson & Associates, A financial practice of Ameriprise Financial Harter’s Quick Clean-up Holiday Inn & Suites La Crosse Inland Label La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce La Crosse Graphics Inc. Bill and Kay Leonard Magnum Broadcasting Midwest Capital Services, LLC Mid-West Family Broadcasting PeopleFirst HR Solutions Inc. Vince and Amy Stodola Strupp Trucking Inc. TCI Architects/Engineers/Contractor Inc. Tom’s Tent Rentals Inc. Treehouse Gift & Home Village Merchants Group Inc. Webteam Inc. Mike and Joan Weissenberger Oktoberfest Klub Ad Aids Inc. African American Mutual Assistance Network Inc. American Purchasing Services Bakalars Sausage Co. Inc. David and Emily Bouzek Brown & Brown Insurance Carrier-Eddy Insurance Group, LLC Cary Heating & Air Conditioning Classic Catering, LLC Coldwell Banker River Valley Realtors Courtesy Corporation – McDonald’s Crescent Printing Co. The Cvikota Company Inc. Dairyland Power Cooperative Davy Engineering Company, Inc. Digger’s Sting Restaurant Edwardo’s Ristorante di Pizza Endodontic Specialists of La Crosse, Ltd. Fayze’s Restaurant Rachel Ferrara Flynn’s Auto Trim Shop Frank Liquors of La Crosse Grandstay Residential Suites Hotel King Street Kitchen Kitchen Solvers La Crosse Area Harley-Davidson Inc. La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway La Crosse Queen Cruises La Crosse Truck Center Inc. Lakeside Manor Inc. Marine Credit Union Mark Jewellers Inc. Merchants Bank The Monogram Company Mosling Orthodontics Noelke Distributors Inc. The Pearl Pleasoning Gourmet Seasoning Pogreba Restaurant River Bank River City Community Credit Union 40 Klub Members Ron Hammes Refrigeration Inc. Supreme Graphics UW-L Foundation Walmart Onalaska Wehrs Chevrolet Inc. Wells Fargo Bank Danke! Klub Karen Alberts and Walter Ormes Jason and Kristie Arens Terry and Julie Bartels Bill and Karen Bush Earlamae and Jim Dahlby Barbara Degen Elmer and Lillian Grassman Doug and Carol Hagen Walt Hammond Victor and Cheryl Hancock Elwood and Bonneda Harebo Tom and Betty Helgeson Sharon Imes Ione Johnson Debbie and Jim Kroner Terry and JoAnn LaFleur Brian and Ginger Lasch Charles and Rosemarie Link Jerry and Dottie Miller Rosie Nelson Tom Pahs Rita and Jim Sanchez Beth and John Satory George and Joyce Schiltz Brad and Lynn Sturm Carol Taebel Ken and Pat Wing Ein Prosit! Klub Terry Bauer Al and Anne Becker Theresa and Dave Brown Kevin and Madalene Buelow Angie and Paul Coenen Terry and Karolyn Collins Rachel and Matt Cromheecke Andy and Melissa Graff Amanda and Jeff Jackson Brian and Kim Jackson Dan and Robyn Johnson Doug and Kimberly Kratt Barbara Larsen Joanne and Dave Litzow Jay and Rita Loeffler Alex Lueck Jeff and Sue Miller Duane and Jan Moore Bob and Mary Ann Mullally Heather and Scott Price Brad and Gail Quarberg Kam-Lin and Dominic Roswall Karla and John Stanek Paul and Jane Steingraeber Peter and Sally Stinson Wally and Betty Stoll Paul and Cindy Stuhr Tom and Marilyn Tiggelaar Bernadine Voss Terry and Marilee Zalewski Volunteer Klub Ed and Jean Biddick Sandra Cleary Mark and Judie Doolittle Mark and Vicki Gilbertson Scott and Amy Gleason Dave and Donna Guepfer Dan and Lynn Gundlach Jim and Ellen Heinecke Steve and Mary Hole Lorraine Johnson Misty Lown John McConaughey Steve and Marian Pavela Cully and Ruth Rebhan Robert and Silvana Richardson Chuck and Judy Smith Rollo and Kay Taylor Ray and Joyce Wichelt Ray and Tara Wrobel 41 Fest Family Festmasters Year Festmasters Fraus 1962-63 Don Rice* Lorraine* 1963-64 Ray Ping* Mildred* 1964-65 Roy Kumm* Hope* 1965-66 John Coleman* Adelheid* 1966-67 Lincoln Neprud* Laura* 1967-68 Jack Martin* Elsie “Tiny”* 1968-69 John Thomas* Gretchen* 1969-70 Hans Zoerb* Belle* 1970-71 Cully Prinz* Dorothy “Stubby”* 1971-72 Joe Rohrer* Evelyn* 1972-73 Walt Hammond Sally* 1973-74 Dick Beggs* Evalyn* 1974-75 Jack Custer M.J. 1975-76 Sam Hagerman* Betty* 1976-77 Dave Hammes* Betty 1977-78 Art Dugan* Leona* 1978-79 Wally Rose* Helen 1979-80 George Frost* Jan* 1980-81 Joe Ludden* Lyn 1981-82 Bob Mullally Mary Ann 1982-83 John Mooney* Nettie* 1983-84 Quinn Johnson* Lorraine 1984-85 Bernie Degen* Barbara 1985-86 “Cully” Rebhan Ruth 1986-87 Harry Wiggert* Beverly* 1987-88 Alex Skover* Fran* 1988-89 Steve Pavela Marian 1989-90 Russ Cleary* Gail 1990-91 Duane Taebel* Carol 1991-92 Karl Friedline Marcia 1992-93 Bill Larkin Jan 1993-94 Bill Otto* Mary Jo 1994-95 Al Becker Anne 1995-96 Howard Voss* Bernadine 1996-97 Deak Swanson Jeanne 1997-98 Duane Moore Jan 1998-99 Steve Webster Katie 1999-00 Rollo Taylor Kay 2000-01 Lyle Quillin Sandy 2001-02 Tom Sleik Judy 2002-03 Bill Leonard Kay 2003-04 Chris Weiss Beth 2004-05 Ted Dewald Marlene 2005-06 Peter Stinson Sally 2006-07 Terry Collins Karolyn 2007-08 Peter Krause Krin 2008-09 Mike Weissenberger Joan 2009-10 Todd Ondell Deb 2010-11 Ed Przytarski Eileen 2011-12 Jerry Kember Nan 2012-13 Brad Sturm Lynn Mrs. Oktoberfest 1968 Joyce Lindseth 1969 Leisel Peterslie* 1970 Carol Bluske 1971 Betty Stoll 1972 Irene Lynch* 1973 Jean Westerfield 1974 Ione Johnson 1975 Leona Amundson 1976 Evelyn Pertzsch 1977 Bea Zielke 1978 Marge Tierney* 1979 Ruth Rebhan 1980 Alma Burns Zahn* 1981 Ellen Heinecke 1982 Sandy Kapellas 1983 Jeanne Connelly 1984 Olive Lawson* 1985 Kay Taylor 1986 Carol Taebel 1987 Geri Houlihan* 1988 Judy Bouffleur 1989 Jean Gitz Bassett 1990 Marita Smith 1991 Kathy Vehrenkamp 1992 Jan Moore 1993 Dorothy Boschert* 1994 Joyce Wichelt 1995 Patricia Boge 1996 Sandra McCormick 1997 Birgitta Linnert* 1998 Mary Patros* 1999 Eleanor St. John 2000 Jean Marck* 2001 Joanne Litzow 2002 Rita Sanchez 2003 Jane Steingraeber 2004 Sharon Imes 2005 Rosemarie Link 2006 Earlamae Dahlby 2007 Sue Schultz 2008 Robyn Tanke 2009 Barb Larsen 2010 Karla Stanek 2011 Florence Aliesch 2012 Julie Bartels Mark your calendar! Oktoberfest 2014 dates Sept. 25-28, 2014 42 Fest Family Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest 1961 Marlene Schulz 1962 Marilyn Otto 1963 Mary Knudson* 1964 Nancy Zinn 1965 Pat Krueger 1966 Kathy Hickey 1967 Marilyn Brahmsteadt (Miss Wisconsin) Fran Noyce 1968 Kristie Gates 1969 Marie Beaman 1970 Rita Deniger 1971 Kathy Kennedy 1972 Linda Deitie 1973 Sandra Marx 1974 Jacki French 1975 Debby Nerby 1976 Sue Ofstedahl 1977 Wendy Jo Abell* 1978 Mary Nelson 1979 Jill Glendenning 1980 Amy Schatzke 1981 Gail Soller (Miss Wisconsin) Theresa Olson 1982 Karen Schreier 1983 Barb Mullally (Miss Wisconsin) Brenda Holthaus 1984 Rhonda Bentley 1985 Kim Torgerud 1986 Annette Huppert 1987 Stephanie Strever 1988 Liz McConahay 1989 Patti Hunt 1990 Heather Horton 1991 Jodi Bakken 1992 Dawn Holmes Sept to Dec. Kam-Lin Kaio Jan. to Sept. 1993 Samara McAllister 1994 Gwen Overhouse 1995 Abigail Meisch 1996 Misty Averill 1997 Polly Steffes 1998 Kristina Kruse 1999 Alyssa Bruemmer 2000 Erin Schockmel 2001 Abby Ryan 2002 Mandy Kupietz 2003 Katie Mumaw 2004 Maggie Lee 2005 Beth Bruzek 2006 Kristina Smaby 2007 Mandy Nogle 2008 Katie Ekern 2009 Raeanna Johnson 2010 Elizabeth Kramer 2011 Kate Gorman (Miss Wisconsin) Ellen Poeschel 2012 Tianna Vanderhei Maple Leaf Parade Marshals 1961 Esther Domke* 1962 Joan Engh 1963 Jack Martin* 1964 Frank Italiano* 1965 Marge Lienlokken* 1966 Jim Conway* 1967 Babe Weigent* 1968 Paul Kreutz* 1969 Kootch Carroll* 1970 Palmer Hanson* 1971 Ed Quillin* 1972 Fred Abraham* 1973 Alma Burns Zahn* 1974 Charlie Kearns* 1975 Fred Kramer * 1976 Jean Gitz Bassett 1977 Paul “Pip” Wuest* 1978 Dale Rudy 1971 Vern Bloss* 1972 Margaret Niles* 1973 Ray Nibbe* 1974 Burton Smith* 1975 Roscoe Short 1976 Deak Swanson 1977 Bob Allen* 1978 Wes Denny 1979 Lynden Gjerde* 1980 Bob McCann* 1981 Dave Skogen 1982 Howie Birnbaum* 1983 Frank Butkovich* 1984 Terry Erickson 1985 V.A. Krajewski* 1979 Gordon Feinberg* 1980 L. Peter Groves 1981 John Alexander* 1982 David Nudd* 1983 Phil Quillin 1984 Russ Cleary* 1985 Raymond Bice* 1986 Jim Jacobson* 1987 Bob Soules* 1988 Noel Richards 1989 John Flanagan* 1990 Lyle Anderson* 1991 Bob Wilhelm 1992 Edgar Kroner 1993 Dick Hackett 1994 Bob Marck* 1995 Bill Hoel 1996 Terry Peterslie 1986 Robert Gavin* 1987 Gerald Besl 1988 Jack Kraft* 1989 Mark Doolittle 1990 Dick Morkwed* 1991 Elwood Harebo 1992 Joe Addis* 1993 Mary Patros* 1994 Ken Garves 1995 Randy Eddy, Sr. 1996 Donna Berry 1997 Dave Berger 1998 Dick Merfeld 1999 Mike Abraham 2000 Bud Loomis & 1997 Pat Moore* 1998 Al Townsend 1999 Dolly Ozburn 2000 Elmer Grassman 2001 Roger Harring 2002 Mike Kearns 2003 Marty Severson 2004 Max Kottmer* 2005 Tom Pahs 2006 John Stokes 2007 Dave Clements 2008 George Smith 2009 Tom Thibodeau 2010 Ardie Schock 2011 Jim McGettigan 2012 Ed Biddick Torchlight Parade Marshals Dave Loomis 2001 Ken Wing 2002 Terry LaFleur 2003 Merl Strong 2004 Joe Maier 2005 Arland Peterson 2006 Scott Erickson 2007 Steven Hole 2008 Paul Stuhr 2009 Jerry Thompson 2010 Bill Bush 2011 Paul Borsheim 2012 Jane Molstad *In loving memory 43 Fest Family Special Festers 1989 Miranda Roberts 1990 Jill Bakalars 1991 Jamie Williams 1992 Brad Swinghammer 1993 Amanda Hundt* 1994 Ashley Adams 1995 Patrick Molzahn 1996 Devon Sprain 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Molly Mulrennan Thea Aspenson Jareau Ammann Katie Kane Teri Gerlach Andrew Fruit Keith Stachowitz Cassie Strand Mitch Kaiser 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Emily Limbach Danny Alderman Alysha Klatt Brevin Terpstra Jonah Cowgill Sydney Fitzpatrick Erik Oâ€™Brien *In loving memory 2013 Active Grenadier Corps Bill & Danielle Baxter Nick & Katie Bjerke John & Heather Bushman Matthew & Rachel Cromheecke Darin & Cindy Euler Scott & Carie Finch Andy & Melissa Graff Dan & Lynn Gundlach Art & Kelly Herbst Travis & Mandi Horstman Nick & Nikki Howe Jeff & Amanda Jackson Dan & Robyn Johnson Mike Aliesch River Steel Terry Bauer Reinhart Foodservice Kevin Buelow Mayo Clinic Health System (Secretary) Angie Coenen UW-La Crosse Dave Guepfer La Crosse Center John & Teri Market Jacob & Hayley Moe Steve & Janet Pientok Wayde & Melissa Pollock Scott & Heather Price Mike & Lori Raymond Robert & Silvana Richardson Tony & Kristi Roh Adam & Stephanie Stevens Tom & Marilyn Tiggelaar Travis & Tammy Wills Ray Jr. & Tara Wrobel Board of Directors Jennifer Keller Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation (Adviser) Douglas Kratt Central Animal Hospital (President-elect) Alex Lueck Xcel Energy Jay Loeffler La Crosse County Emergency Services (Treasurer) Brian Michaels Midwest Family Broadcasting Rita Murphy Lincoln Middle School Mary Niemeyer Fairway Outdoor Advertising Patricia Nimocks US Bank Kam-Lin Roswall Holmen High School (President) Terry Zalewski PTM Inc. Tina Severson, Executive Director Kris Wagoner, Office Manager F rank Bissen, Grounds/Maintenance Supervisor Sat., Oct. 5 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Southside Festgrounds Festzelt Competitive Division: $30/team, 2 person team Social Division: $10/team, 2 person team Competitive Division Payouts: $250 – 1st place $150 — 3rd place $200 — 2nd place $100 — 4th place based on 25 teams For more info: www.CouleeRegionCornhole.com The 2013 Limited Edition, full embroidered hat may be used for admission. The traditional button need not be purchased if you have the limited edition hat. Available at Kwik Trip Stores in addition to the Fest office or online. $20 2013 and previous years Oktoberfest Merchandise available at the Fest office or online at www.oktoberfestusa.com. or click here with your SmartPhone®