Here are some of the highlights of this year's festival, which runs Sept. 26-29 in La Crosse. For more information, click here.
Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest USA Scholarship Pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Viterbo Fine Arts Center
Oktoberfest USA Medallion Hunt, begin Monday, Sept. 16
Parade marshal announcement, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Copeland Park Events Center
Mrs. Oktoberfest Reception, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, The Bluffs, UW-L Student Union
Festmaster Ball, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, La Crosse Center South Hall
Lederhosen Lunch, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, Downtown Festgrounds
Craft Beer Night, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, Downtown Festgrounds
Torchlight Parade, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, La Crosse’s North Side
Torchlight After Glow Bash, with music by The Swing Crew, 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, Copeland Park Events Center
Tapping of the Golden Keg, 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, Downtown Festgrounds Garden Stage
Lederhosen Games, 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, Downtown Festgrounds
YMCA Maple Leaf Walk Run, 7 to 10 a.m.
Maple Leaf Parade, 10 a.m.
Barks and Brews, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Downtown Festgrounds
The city of La Crosse Board of Public Works board unanimously approved a measure Monday to charge $10 per day for people who park in all but o…