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Authentic Polka Music by Day; German Bier Hall by Night
October 4, 2014 - Corner of 6th and Oregon.

Guten Tag!! The Fifth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest is inside a giant authentic Bier Hall, located at the corner of 6th & Oregon on Saturday, October 4th. Come and enjoy great German music, German dancers, German food, and German Culture.


Tapping of the Keg

To kickoff the Fifth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest, we have a Tapping of the Oktoberfest Bier 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 six beer stops. All participants MUST be over 21 and have proper identification showing proof of age. Each person will receive six free beers and our Oktoberfest shirt (while supplies last - so register early!). 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 4th. 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 Wiener Dogs - Dachshund Races

For a fifth 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 4th. There will be a $5 donation to enter your dog, with proceeds helping the Midewest Dachshund Rescue. More donations to this great organization are encouraged and appreciated. Register your dog at the race tent, starting at 1:00.

Oktoberfest Olympics

At the event, you will have the opportunity to compete in our annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest Olympics. There are several fun and cometitive gamees, 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. To help keep the event free and provide more money to our charity partners, we are asking for donations of any size. If you are intending to drink alcohol, you will need to provide a valid ID and obtain wristband.Click here for a menu of concessions that will be offered.

Entertainment Schedule

The Fifth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest is inside a giant, heated Bier Hall.

Time Event
10:00 AM Registration begins for Bier Run & Olympics
11:00 AM Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run (21 and over)
12:00 PM Costume Contest (Adult and Children Divisions)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Tuba Dan Band
12:30 PM Oktoberfest Olympics
Barrel Rolling 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
2:50 PM Cheese Toss Contest
3:00 PM Running of the Wiener Dogs - Dachshund Races
3:55 PM Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Hold Strength Competition)
5:00 PM Frankfurter Eating Contest
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
Tuba Dan
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 a giant, heated authentic Bier Hall - corner of 6th & Oregon

Saturday, 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
Becks Meats

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