La Crosse Oktoberfest’s Festmaster 2022 announced at evening ball

LA CROSSE, (WKBT) – The secret is out! We now know the identity of this year’s Oktoberfest Festmaster.

Douglas Kratt is the Festmaster for 2022. Kimberly Kratt is his Frau. The couple was announced at Wednesday night’s Festmaster Ball.

The Kratts are veterinarians.

They own Central Animal Hospital in Onalaska.

The Kratts have been involved with Oktoberfest for years.

They’re excited to have the chance to bring a bit of La Crosse to their future appearances as Oktoberfest royalty.

“I served on the board of directors, so we would volunteer, help set up for fests, see what’s behind the scenes, bartending,” said Douglas Kratt. “[We did] whatever was needed so that we can show the La Crosse area and show people from outside the La Crosse area everything we have to offer in this region.”

The couple will bring Gemutlichkeit to parades all over the La Crosse area, the Twin Cities, and even Canada.