Did someone say FREE bier?*
OPENING DAY CELEBRATION
NEW TIME! FRIDAY 3:15 PM
Join us for the official opening of DAS Fest USA 2023 featuring singing by The Madison Maennerchor and presenting of the colors by the American Legion Frank Kresen Post 24. 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
*free bier from one keg Friday for those 21+ years old, limit one free bier per person
We're proud to bring you authentic German beer straight from the ship to DAS Fest USA! You'll also find a few special Wisconsin craft brews in The Backyard. Show off and drink from your own stein, pick up an official DAS Fest mug at any bar, or purchase one from our vendors and break it in immediately!
Download the full beverage menu above.
Tap beer in the Oktoberfest Tent only.
Tickets are required for all beverages and ice cream at the DAS Fest USA bars. Tickets are not required for food purchases or soda and water purchases at food booths. Wristbands are required for those 21+ wishing to purchase alcoholic beverages. See FAQ's below.
ZUM WOHL! To Your Health!
German wines from Wein-Bauer Imports will be available at all DAS Fest USA bars.
In 1980, the Bauer family left their cellar in Weinviertel, Austria to bring their family wines to the world. Today, they find and represent producers and families who share their same passion. They deserve it, and you'll taste why.
Located at the GLWA 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.
Presented by Wines for Humanity
FRIDAY 5:30 & 6:30 PM
SATURDAY 12:30, 2:30 & 4:30 PM
SUNDAY12:30 & 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 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. Space is limited! *Cost to sample. Must be 21+ to purchase and participate.
Whether you're nursing a hangover or getting ready to party, we've got you covered.
Locally roasted in Elkhorn, WI, Dead City Coffee is providing high-quality, hand-roasted coffee to festival-goers to help them stay awake and energized. Hot and iced.
Located in the Kaffee und Kuchen courtyard next to the dark blue building (DAS Shoppe).
Delicious and refreshing,
fresh-squeezed lemonade and strawberry lemonade.
Soda, water, coffee, tea, and lemonade will be available for purchase with cash or credit card from various vendors throughout the grounds.
Soda and water will also be available for purchase with tickets at the bars.
Ticket booths will be available next to the 3 bars at DAS Fest USA (Oktoberfest Tent, Biergarten, The Backyard). If you will be purchasing alcoholic beverages or proof alcohol ice cream, you must show proof of age and get a wristband from the Security Team FIRST. Security teams will be located next to all ticket booths and in a tent near the main entrance. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted for ticket purchases.
Beer, Wine, or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream = 1 $8 ticket
Discounted Tickets for the above:
4 tickets for $30
10 tickets for $70
Soda, Water, or Cedar Crest Ice Cream = 1 $3 ticket
Tap beer will be served in the Oktoberfest Tent only. Both the Biergarten and The Backyard bars will serve icy-cold cans, including cans of German beer right off the ship.
Yes! But beer will only be served in 16-ounce cups, so you'll need to transfer it. Bring your own favorite stein, purchase a DAS Fest USA souvenir plastic stein, or purchase one of the beautiful steins sold on the grounds and in the Markthalle.
The Oktoberfest Tent ticket booth and bar will be the last to close daily. The Biergarten and The Backyard may close earlier on Friday and Saturday.
Friday and Saturday
Ticket Booth closes at 9:15 PM
Beer served until 9:30 PM
Ticket Booth closes at 6:15 PM
Beer served until 6:30 PM
DAS Fest USA tickets change annually. Unused tickets or tokens from previous years will not be accepted. Please remember we are "Prosting for Charity". All proceeds from DAS Fest USA support multiple nonprofit agencies. So, even if you come home with a ticket or two in your pocket, you can rest assured that you made a difference in someone's life.
PLEASE NOTE: Food vendors do not accept tickets. You can purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages with cash or credit card directly from the food vendors. The only exception is Cedar Crest Ice Cream and Proof Alcohol Ice Cream available at the bars for which you'll need a ticket.
Presented by Wines for Humanity
New location! Look for the octagon building on the east end of the grounds next to the Glockenspiel.
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. Space is limited! Reserve your seat when you get to the grounds! *Cost to sample. Must be 21+ to purchase and participate.