The Oktoberfest Button Design Contest is now open.
Whichever design wins will be the official button for the 53rd Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest officials say the usually receive between 80 and 100 submissions each year. This year's theme is "Celebrating Generations."
"This year I'm really excited about our theme," said Oktoberfest Executive Director Tina Severson. "I feel like it really speaks to the huge audience that we have here at Fest and the different types of audiences that we have and who we have attending, from small children all the way up to their grandparents. I think it's really cool to offer so many different activities and foods and music that makes everyone happy."
The deadline for submitting a design is Monday, February 4. Click here for the official rules. You can e-mail your button design to firstname.lastname@example.org; send it through the regular mail to: Oktoberfest USA, PO Box 1716, La Crosse, WI 54602-1716, Entries can also be dropped off at the Oktoberfest office, at the corner of 2nd and La Crosse streets from Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.