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The Brewtown Showdown for 2018 will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26.
The Brewtown Showdown, a.k.a is also known as the Milwaukee Lacrosse Festival is entering is eighteenth year.  This is a wonderful tournament atmosphere with lacrosse players, outfitters, concessions, competitive games, fun times and awards for the victors. The event coincides with the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival and the  to the north and the Kite Festival at Milwaukee's lakefront.
We hope to see you in Milwaukee in June!

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2017 Brewtown Showdown Champions

I want to thank all the teams that participated in this years Brewtown Showdown. It was beautiful day for lacrosse and a fun experienec for most if not all of our playesr and fans. Congratulations goes out to our men's and high school champions.

Adult Division: Legends Lacrosse was undefeated through pool and play and faced Beer Lacrosse in the finals. They proved that youth and speed can overcome maturity and treachery. Congratulations to Legends Lacrosse for earning the Championship Honors.

High School: Surf's Up from Chicago area met Sauk from the Madison area in the Championships. It was a hard fought battle with the game ending in a tie during regulation play. An overtime period was played with Sauk scoring in a sudden victory win.
Congratulations to Sauk on a well played tournament. 

Hope to see all teams return again next year for the nineteenth annual games. 

What's the story of the Brewtown Showdown?

2017 marks the 18th Annual Milwaukee Lacrosse Festival - Brewtown Showdown
The Brewtown Showdown was started in 1999 as men's tournament in order to bring teams from nearby regions together to play against the newly established Milwaukee Lacrosse Team. There were six teams involved in the first year with teams coming from Chicago, Michigan and even Toronto. We held the first youth game with what later became players that established the Verona and University School teams.

Over the years we have added a youth component in conjunction with the Milwaukee Area Youth Lacrosse Association and most recently the girl's high school portion. It is truely a festival atmoshpere. 
Play hard, have fun and honor the game!

Game Format 
Games will start Saturday morning at 8:00 AM and run all day until 6:00 PM. Games will continue Sunday morning and teams will play for a championship.

  • Games will consist of two 22 minute running halves
  • Five minutes at half time
  • One 60 second timeout per game
  • Penalties start on the restart whistle when the player is in the box
  • Each team will play a minimum of four games – two/three Saturday and one/two on Sunday
  • Trophies will be awarded to top youth, high school and adult division teams.

2017 Divisional fees & age brackets.

Team divisions have changed from past years to adapt to the US Lacrosse bracketing. In past years we have had teams based on grade level ( i.e 5/6, 7/8, high school, post high school). We will continue to offer those grade levels, but we will also have age based teams. 
The age based teams for men's lacrosse will be divided as follows: 

  • U11 born after 8/31/2004
  • U13 born after 8/31/2002
  • U15 born after 8/31/2000
  • High School - Graduated seniors are allowed to play at this level and should play
  • Men's - High School Senior, College club, post-college club
  • Women's Open - high school, post high school and club level
The age based teams for women will be: 3-5th grade, 6-8th grade, high school, women's (high school seniors, college and post college).

Early bird online registration deposits of $300 are due by March 31st. The team deposit will be $350. This is non-refundable.

Balance is due by May 31sh. 
*Entry fee on May 31st will increase by $100.*
  • High School division - $1,000
  • Men's division - $1,000
Team Balance can be paid by check and mailed to:
Hot4Lax Lacrosse
2236 W. Bluemound Road, Suite G
Waukesha, WI 53186


We want to thank our hotel participants  by alotting blocks of rooms to accommadate the teams participating in the Brewtown Showdown. Please consider our hotel sponsors when you make your reservations.

Howard Schumacher - Raddisosson Northshore

If you need assistance with rooms, please contact Robin Buckley at 262-717-9996.

Tournament Waivers

Each Player will need to complete and sign a tournament waiver and medical release form before competing. Coaches can turn in their teams waivers on Sunday morning at the Festival tent in the vendor village.

Brewtown Showdown Waiver/Medical Release 2017