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Baraboo Oktoberfest presented by Fairfield Inn & Suites-Baraboo

Enjoy the sounds and tastes of Baraboo Oktoberfest as this ethnic festival brings bands, beers and games to the Circus World grounds from 3-9 p.m. Saturday, September 21.

Live bands, food trucks, traditional pub contests and local brews will take over the historic site for the afternoon and evening. It’s a perfect fit, as the Ringlings – and so many other circus impresarios – have German roots.

Live music will feature Big Griffy Jim and the Polka Dots as well as our headliner, the Blue Olives.

Celebrate the onset of autumn and enjoy that happy feeling Bavarians call gemutlichkeit!

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3 p.m. – Doors open

3:30 p.m. – WisconSing Bierchoir performs

3:55 p.m. – Tapping of the Golden Keg by Fest Masters Matt and Jackie Jurvelin

4 p.m. – Big Griffy Jim and the Polka Dots perform

6 p.m. – Costume, Stein Holding Contests

7 p.m. – Blue Olives perform

Admission buttons will cost $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Jurvelins serve as Fest Masters

This year’s festivities will be led by Fest Masters Matt and Jackie Jurvelin. Both of these longtime Baraboo residents are Oktoberfest aficionados, having attended dozens of such festivals. In fact, Jackie attended her first Oktoberfest in her hometown of La Crosse as an infant, and has only missed that event twice in her life!

On September 21, she and husband Matt will tap the golden keg at Circus World, officially commencing Baraboo Oktoberfest. The couple also will judge the costume contest and preside over the stein-holding competition.

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