The sixth annual 'Slicing of the Golden Bratwurst' kicked off the day's Oktoberfest events this morning.

The eight foot long bratwurst is made by Bakalars in La Crosse, and it's a little longer each year. The sausage alone weighs 65 pounds this year, and when you add in the bun and all that sauerkraut it tips the scales at about 90 pounds.

The first cut of the brat was made with a sword.