The spirit of friendliness and good cheer is just around
the corner as the 13th Annual Black River Area Oktoberfest will take place Saturday,
October 5, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
This festival has continued to grow and is one of the area’s most popular fall
celebrations. The event will once again be held in the Animal Arena at the Jackson
County Fair Park. The arena provides a weatherproof spot for vendors, food and
Scheduled events will include a car show, children’s inflatables and face painting,
medieval knight demonstrations, food and craft vendors and, of course, plenty of live
music and fun!
“We made some big changes during the past few years with this festival, which
continues to draw larger crowds and overwhelmingly positive responses,” said Amanda
Gunn, executive director of the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce. “Come
celebrate Wisconsin’s German heritage and enjoy music, food, vendors, inflatables and
beer from our local Sand Creek Brewing Company.”
Other events will include the Tapping of the Golden Keg at 1 p.m., Strolling Magic and
Balloons by Kris Wrobel from 1 to 4 p.m., Fevolden Farm Alpacas, a Photo Booth from
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a Caricature Artist from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Shuttle Rides
to Sand Creek Brewery from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Oktoberfest specials at Downtown
Businesses, Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Bake Sale and Chinese Raffle the Black
River Falls Police Department K-9 Unit Brat Sale Fundraiser and much more.
An Oktoberfest Kick-Off Party will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4
at Sand Creek Brewery with music from “Toner.” There will also be a ‘Car-b-que’ taking
place on Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fairgrounds for car show
participants. Light food will be served and participants can bring their own beverages.
Sand Creek Brewing Company is located at 320 Pierce Street in Black River Falls, and
is one of the main sponsors of the event along with the Black River Area Chamber of
Commerce. Other sponsors so far are Co-op Credit Union, Gross Motors, Ho-Chunk
Gaming Black River Falls, ITBEC Southwest, Millers Antiques & Auction Co, Northern
Family Farms, Northwood Vet and WWIS Radio.
To sign up as a food vendor or a craft vendor or for more information, visit