Joe and Barb Kruse were named 2016 Festmaster and Frau of the 56th Oktoberfest celebration at the Festmaster Ball held Friday, September 30 at the La Crosse Center South Hall. One of Kruse’s first duties will be to reign over the 2016 Maple Leaf Parade through La Crosse on Saturday morning, October 1. Read more about the new Festmaster.