September 30, 2023
A Mile of Fun
College Avenue • Downtown Appleton
Join us Saturday, September 30th for Appleton’s Octoberfest. Music starts as early as 9 a.m., the full band lineup is available on the music page. Arts and Crafts and the Family Fun Area are also available at 9 a.m. And, don’t forget about all the great food booths; local not-for-profits put in a lot of time and hard work to raise money for their organizations during this one-day event.
We hope to see you Octoberfest Weekend!
Appleton's Largest Block Party!
Octoberfest Event Map
License to Cruise
Friday, September 29, 2023
Octoberfest weekend kicks off with License to Cruise, a classic car show on Friday night at 6 p.m. Complete with more than 400 classic cars, live music and great food, you won’t want to miss one of Appleton’s largest car shows. New this year – indoor car show will be at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center behind the Hilton Paper Valley. You won’t want to miss the display of rare and low production Pontiacs. You’ll also find special displays featuring supercars, vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles and vintage mini bikes.
Supporting Our Community
40 Years of Giving Back
Octoberfest was founded by downtown Appleton retailers and the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce in 1981 to promote their businesses, improve the community image and showcase the downtown area. The Octoberfest planning committee continues this tradition by awarding grants to local non-profit organizations using proceeds from the prior year’s Octoberfest.