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Authentic Polka Music by Day; German Bier Hall by Night October 4, 2014 in the parking lot of the Dockside Tavern.

Free Admission

Guten Tag!! The Fourth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest is in the parking lot of the Dockside Tavern (Corner of 6th & Oregon) on Saturday October 5th. Come and enjoy great German music, German food, and German Culture.


Tapping of the Keg

To kickoff the Fourth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest, we have a Tapping of the Oktoberfest Beer Keg ceremony. Join us at 2:00 PM as Oshkosh Mayor Burk Tower taps our ceremonial keg.

Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run and Costume Contest (No Minors Allowed)

Oshkosh Oktoberfest 2K will be a beer run/walk from Oregon Street bridge to Main Street bridge utilizing the new Riverwalk for a total of 2 kilometers or 1.25 miles. We encourage everyone to dress in costume (preferably German, but definitely tasteful). Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, in both individual and group categories. Participants will make the loop with four beer stops. All participants MUST be over 21 and have proper identification showing proof of age. Each person will receive four free beers, a commemorative Oshkosh Oktoberfest beer stein, or our Oktoberfest shirt (while supplies last.) Entrance fee is only $15 dollars in advance or $20 day of the run. The Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run starts at 11:00 a.m. (Registration at 10:00 a.m.) Saturday, October 5th. Register in advance online, at Dockside Tavern, Barley & Hops Pub, Peabody's Ale House, or at Run Away Shoes.

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Running of the Wieners - Dachshund Races

For a fourth year we will host the running of the wieners. Dachshunds only are allowed and encouraged to compete. We are also very pleased that the area Dachshund rescue organization will join us. Race starts 3:00 on Saturday October 5th. There is no charge to enter your dog, but donations to the Midwest Dachshund Rescue is encouraged and appreciated. Register your dog at the race tent, starting at 1:00.

Oktoberfest Olympics

On Saturday, you will have the opportunity to compete in our annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest Olympics. Several different competitive games, including our Barrel Rolling contest, Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding) contest, and Stein Relay races. There will also be Frankfurter Eating contest. All for great fun and a chance to win some great prizes.


Oshkosh Oktoberfest Cost

The Oshkosh Oktoberfest is a FREE Community Event and everyone is welcome. If you are intending to drink alcohol, you will need to provide a valid ID and obtain wristband.

Entertainment Schedule

The Fourth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest will feature a German Brass Band, and some high powered Polka-Rock bands. Oshkosh's own Copper Box will join us! Rain or shine, the weather's fine under the heated Oktoberfest Bier Tent sponsored by Hacker-Pschorr and Paulaner Breweries.

Time Event
10:00 AM Registration begins for Bier Run and Costume Contest (No Minors)
11:00 AM Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run and Costume contest begins
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Tuba Dan Band
12:00 PM Oktoberfest Olympics begin
Barrel Rolling Contests
Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding Contests)
1 LTR Stein Relay Races
Keg Bowling
2:00 PM Tapping of the Oktoberfest Ceremonial Keg with Oshkosh Mayor Burk Tower
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band
3:00 PM Running of the Wieners - Dachshund Races
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM Performances by D'Oberlandeler Schuplatter Dancers with Kinder Group
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Blaskapelle Milwaukee
9:30 PM - 11:00 PM Copper Box
Featured Entertainment
The Freistadt Alte Kameraden Band
Blaskapelle Milwaukee
Copper Box
Other Entertainment

German Wine Tastings and German Bier Tastings will be available for those of age. Children's Playland Area and Cultural Displays will be going on all day.

The Fifth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest is in the parking lot of the Dockside Tavern

October 4, 2014

Our Sponsors

BIG THANKS to all of our sponsors!

Dockside Tavern
Paulaner Brewery
Hacker-Pschoor Brewery
Run Away Shoes
Ground Round at River Edge
Becket's Restaurant
Past Blue Ribbon Beer
Barley and Hops
Pea Body
Fox 96.9
Thundera Multimedia

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