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

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