Frequently Asked Questions
Wristbands are $3.
No. We have a “no solicitation” policy in place for both days that prohibits this; the policy includes food and arts/crafts vendors as well. However, we do offer numerous sponsorships opportunities for any business interested in promotional opportunities. Email email@example.com for more details.
License to Cruise will kick off Appleton’s Octoberfest on Friday, Sept. 29, from 3-9 p.m. Over 400 other classic cars will be lined down College Avenue, plus there is an indoor car show at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.
For additional License to Cruise FAQs visit https://octoberfestonline.org/license-to-cruise/
Octoberfest will get under way with the traditional Spaten beer toast at the Houdini Plaza stage at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 30. The ceremonial toast is a tribute to the annual ritual Spaten keg beer tapping at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
This area is open from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, during Octoberfest. We have a great lineup of entertainment and activities for kids. See the schedule here https://octoberfestonline.org/family-fun-area/
In addition to the usual lots and ramps near downtown Appleton, Valley Transit will be offering 25 cent rides on all bus routes for Octoberfest. They are also providing THREE Park and Ride locations at Appleton East High School’s John Street lot, Fox Valley Technical College’s NORTH parking lot, and at Goodwill Industries on Appleton Road.
Additionally, Tanner’s Grill & Bar will offer a continuous shuttle from both locations on Saturday during Octoberfest from 11 AM to 7 PM (last departure from downtown is 6:30). Drop off downtown will be on Washington Street near the Uber/Lyft station.
Catch a cab, taxi, Uber and Lyft on the north side of Washington Street from Oneida Street west to Superior.
Complimentary N/A beer will be available to anyone who chooses to be a designated driver on Saturday, Sept. 28. Designated drivers must be at least 21 years of age and purchase a designated driver wristband for $3 at any wristband booth. Bud Zero will be available at all beer stands.
License to Cruise has two bands playing on Friday Night in Houdini Plaza:
3 – 5 PM | A-Town Unplugged
6 – 9 PM | FBI & The Untouchable Horn
Octoberfest has five stages and bands playing throughout the day. Visit https://octoberfestonline.org/music/ for specific band and stage schedules.
Visit our web site for a full list of beers being served at Octoberfest. Seltzer will also be available. https://octoberfestonline.org/beer-and-food/