2021 Oktoberfest Special Fester announced

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- More Oktoberfest royalty has been announced.

Today the 2021 Oktoberfest Special Fester and family was announced at a special reveal earlier this afternoon.

Rylee Beahm will take the role this year.

Beahm found out in July that she was elected, and says it was hard to keep it a secret.

She is excited to perform her duties for this Year’s Oktoberfest.

“It’s Fun. Dancing Singing a lot. A lot of singing and dancing,” said special fester Rylee Beahm.

The Special Fester has been part of the overall festivities for 13 years.

The role recognizes those with special needs as a vital part of the La Crosse community.

Nominations are submitted by members of the community and the winner is chosen by a committee.