Located on the east end of the grounds.
FRIDAY 5:00, 7:00 PM
SATURDAY 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 PM
In the same style as the Rathaus Glockenspiel on the Marienplatz (central town square in Munich), the Original Live Glockenspiel portrays a comedic snapshot of a day in the life of a Holzhacker, or Lumberjack. Watch as they chop wood, saw logs, schuhplattler, and stay hydrated with a stein or two.
Practice your "Ricola" and get your cameras ready, Alphorngruppe Alpine Echoes will be strolling DAS grounds all weekend.
In Switzerland and the German Alpines, the sweetest grass for cows is high in the Alpine Meadows. 200+ years ago, the Alphorn provided a way for shepherds to communicate with their family in the Valley below, and believe it or not, the sound would soothe the cows. Mozart even wrote a symphony incorporating the Alphorn.
Located at the Stein Hoisting Tent.
Don't miss this special opportunity!
SATURDAY 4:00 - 4:45 PM
SUNDAY 3:30 - 4:15 PM
From the heart of Chiemgau in Upper Bavaria to DAS Fest USA. Camba Bavaria is a pioneer in the beer industry with a diverse range in traditional and international beers.
One beverage ticket will get you a tasting of: Chiemsee Pale Ale, Camba Amber, Camba IPA, and Camba Black Shark.
Must be 21+.
Adults and children dressed in tracht demonstrate a variety of folk dances including The Schuhplattler, a traditional dance from the Bayern region of Germany.
NEW FOR 2023!
The creators and skilled glassblowers of the World's Tallest Glass Tree perform LIVE.
The team will create beautiful glass pickles and beverage vessels live in person with liquid hot glass. With deft precision, The Mack Glass Team led by artist Jason Mack will shape and form molten glass into life-size pickles, complete with textured surfaces and vibrant colors. Stay thirsty because their glassblowers will craft stunning steins, cups and mugs from crushed and melted post consumer glass. These great wares and many more will be available for purchase all weekend long.
SATURDAY 4:45 PM
Led by Dachshunds and Corgis in costume, the march begins by the Little Leg Races and continues around the square.
Did someone say FREE bier?*
NEW TIME! FRIDAY 3:15 PM
Special performance by the Madison Maennerchor
Join us for the official opening of DAS Fest USA '23. We'll salute a few special guests and sing EIN PROSIT as we tap the ceremonial keg*.
Friday fest hours: 3:00 - 10:30 PM
NEW FOR 2023!
CLOSING DAY KEG CELEBRATION
SUNDAY Time TBD
Sunday fest hours: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
*free bier from one keg Friday and one keg Sunday until gone, for those 21+ years old, limit one free bier per person
300 DOXIES & CORGIS
over 3 days!
Cheer on the lovable Dachshunds and their Welsh friends, the Corgis, as they compete for bragging rights, cool prizes, and a strut to the winner's podium.
Don't miss the Costume Contest and Grand March on Saturday.
SATURDAY 11:00 AM - 7 PM
SUNDAY 11:00 AM - 6 PM
Demonstrations of carving techniques used for centuries in the Netherlands and across Europe by Luke's Lost Arts. Learn the history of the klompen (wooden shoe).
The Muller Fasching Verein Milwaukee will be strolling the grounds in their colorful costumes and wooden masks. Stop by their booth to learn more about Tyrolean (Austrian) folk customs.
10+ beautiful street organs will be located throughout the grounds. Listen to the magical sounds, meet the owners, and learn more about the history of the happiest music on Earth.
Presented by: Wines for Humanity
FRIDAY 5:30 & 6:30 PM
SATURDAY 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 PM
SUNDAY 12:30 & 2:30 PM
New location! Look for the octagon building on the east end of the grounds next to the Glockenspiel. Make your reservation as soon as possible, or check availability when you get to the grounds, spots fill fast.
Experience wine education as you sample fine wines sourced from award-winning vineyards. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle promoted will benefit a local charitable organization. *Cost to sample. Must be 21+ to purchase and participate.