Breakfast kicks off Oktoberfest in La Crosse

Oktoberfest kicked off in La Crosse Thursday morning.

The senior breakfast started the festivities at the Southside Festgrounds.

Despite temperatures in the 50s, community members gathered for pancakes and Polka music.

For one past Festmaster, the breakfast makes sure that all of our community can embrace the Oktoberfest spirit.

“I certainly want to invite everybody to come down have a good time. The seniors know how to do this they’ve been doing it for a long time,” said Past Festmaster Duane Moore.

Organizers estimate that around 500 people attended the breakfast.