Top 10 Things to Remember When Attending Appleton’s Octoberfest

logo_octoberfest10.  Check out the Art & Craft booths, with over 180 vendors there is something for everyone.  Trust me, everyone!

9.  Take this opportunity to stop in to see some of the local shops.  Or make a mental note of those you want to visit in the near future.  With over 60 unique shops Downtown, you are sure to find that something special for yourself or a gift!

8.  The family fun area is designed to make sure everyone has fun (Family Fun Area is located close to the intersection of College & Drew Street). With it’s own stage, inflatables and more!

7.  Take advantage of the Valley Transit system’s special rates and the park & ride locations!  Ride free after 3:45pm on Friday to enjoy License To Cruise and pay just 25 cents for all routes including the 5 park & rides on Saturday!  Or take a cab which will be parked on the south side of Lawrence St.

6.  Port-a-potties and garbage cans are located throughout the 10 blocks.

5.  There are over 5 stages with bands offering a variety of music!  Enjoy!

4.  Have a plan, for how you will get home if you have a little too much fun.  See #7.

3.  Bring your ID if you want to buy a wrist band and enjoy adult beverages.


2.  You are helping to give back.  Every food booth is run by a non-profit organization or associated with a non-profit organization so you can feel good about what you spend!

1.  Have fun!  This event has been going on for 30+ years and is meant to be fun for everyone.

For more about Octoberfest, Appleton’s Mile of Fun, check out the Octoberfest website 

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There's so much to like about Downtown Appleton. Thanks to its 60+ distinctive shops ... 50+ casual, fine dining and ethnic restaurants... nearly 30 pubs, clubs and live music hot spots ... a leading performing arts center and world-class visual arts gallery ... family-friendly activities and attractions ... a variety of coffee shops and gathering places ... PLUS Northeast Wisconsin's best events, Downtown Appleton is a favorite destination for many -- and it just keeps getting better and better!

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