2015 Oktoberfest Parade Marshals Announced

The 2015 Oktoberfest Parade Marshals were revealed to the public Wednesday afternoon at a ceremony at the Southside Fest Grounds.

Chuck Moore and his wife, Sue, will lead this year’s Maple Leaf Parade on Saturday, Oct. 3rd.

Moore is a native of La Crosse, as well as a Central High School and UW-La Crosse graduate.

Moore is currently the head of the Grenadier Corps, whose members escort Oktoberfest’s Royal Family. He’s also a businessman and very active in the community.

Moore has a deep tradition with Oktoberfest. His father, local TV legend Duane Moore, was the Festmaster in 1997. Also, his mother was a Mrs. O in 1992.

This year’s Torchlight Parade Marshal is Mark Terpstra and his wife, Jennifer.

Terpstra is also a native of La Crosse.  He’s a graduate of Onalaska High School and Western Technical College.

He’s been involved in Oktoberfest for the past 14 years, many of those spent as a Grenadier.

The Torchlight Parade is Thursday, Oct. 1st beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the city’s Northside.