Statewide Beer and Cheese Events, Festivals & Happenings

Hit the road and enjoy Wisconsin's finest exports with friends.

Great Lakes Brewfest

2131 North Main Street, Racine

Held in Mid-September. Featuring unlimited sampling of more than 250 craft beers and sodas from nearly 100 brewers on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. All paid attendees receive a souvenir tasting glass. Food served by local restaurants. Live music including the world renowned Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps.

Statewide Beer and Cheese Events, Festivals & Happenings

Great Taste of the Midwest

1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison

Held in Mid-August. The Great Taste is the second longest-running craft beer festival in North America. Every year over 150 breweries and brewpubs serve about 1000 different beers in a beautiful lakeside setting in Madison, Wisconsin. Live music, great local food vendors, and a view of the state capitol. Plenty of food available including Mediterranean, Lebanese, brats, burgers, falafel, Caribbean, pizza, subs, Chicago-style dogs, and more.

Statewide Beer and Cheese Events, Festivals & Happenings

Isthmus OktoBeerFest

917 E Mifflin St, Madison

Held in mid-September. Features over 40 Wisconsin-focused brewers for this hip interpretation of the classic German-style fest. Brewers will be joined by local artisan sausage, cheese makers, and specialty shops to provide sample sized portions of their finest creations to guests. Guests can enjoy unlimited sampling in their Isthmus OktoBEERfest glassware with an emphasis on seasonal Oktoberfest brews.

Statewide Beer and Cheese Events, Festivals & Happenings

Lazy Monk Oktoberfest

97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Late in late September. Lazy Monk will celebrate over the traditional 16 days of the Oktoberfest season. The main bier hall will be decorated in the style of the Bier Halls in Germany. Two main food and beer tents in the courtyard will set the stage for the Firkin tapping and kickoff to the season.

Statewide Beer and Cheese Events, Festivals & Happenings

Madison Craft Beer Week

Locations in Madison and around Dane County

Lasts for two weekends in early May. An annual celebration promoting Madison’s thriving craft beer culture, enhancing beer knowledge and appreciation in a ten-day (two weekend) festival that fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and showcases the Madison area’s businesses with ties to the craft beer community.

Statewide Beer and Cheese Events, Festivals & Happenings