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Saturday, October 21, 2023

Grab your friends or significant others and join us for the 2023 Wauk-Tober Beer & Wine Walk. The event takes place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy great beer and wine samples, while indulging in mouthwatering food at many of your favorite local downtown businesses.


Wauk-Tober: A Downtown Waukesha Wine & Beer Walk is officially sold out! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets. We look forward to seeing you downtown on Saturday, October 21. The event starts at 4:00 p.m., with check-in starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Waukesha Civic Theatre.

Miss your chance to attend this year’s event? Sign up for our email newsletter and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information. Tickets for next year’s Wauk-Tober event will go on sale in September.

A huge thank you to this year’s Wauk-Tober Sponsors:

Crush Wine Bar Smart Asset Realty
Kwik TripWaxing the City
Waukesha Civic Theatre Polished Patina Waukesha Chamber of Commerce
Almont GallerySummit Woods


What is a Wine/Beer Walk?

A wine/beer walk is a unique event that aims to expose local independent businesses to participants by offering small samplings of wine or beer at each location. The general idea is that participants take their time to browse, do some shopping, grab a bite to eat, or learn about services offered while enjoying samples of wine or beer.

You must consume your wine sample inside the business where you receive the beer or wine sample. You cannot take beer or wine onto the public sidewalks or streets.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All attendees must be 21 years of age by the date of the event. IDs will be checked at registration.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket, but all attendees must be at least 21.

What are my transport/parking options?

If you don’t have a designated driver, Downtown Waukesha is served by both Lyft and Uber as well as Best Cab Company (call 262-549-6622 for a cab). Waukesha Metro Transit also has several bus routes and has service until 9:15 on Saturday evenings. Click here for route and schedule information.

There is also plenty of available free on-street and surface lot parking downtown. The South Street parking ramp offers free 2-hour parking with a small fee of $3 to park for the rest of the day! Click here for a downloadable pdf map.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Can Bring: Water, small backpack, snacks, camera, money for shopping, and a great attitude.

Cannot Bring: Children, babies, pets, bottles, cans, or carry-in alcohol.

Do dress appropriately for the weather! It may be chilly, or even rainy. Be prepared.

Who can I contact with any questions?

Email us at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We accept printed tickets and e-tickets on your phone.

What is the refund policy?

This event will be held Rain or Shine – However we do allow refunds up to 7 days before the event.

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