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Welcome to the Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Bavarian Cup (Bayerische Tasse) Team Challenge!

The Karbach Games and Competitions Arena becomes our own center of the universe Saturday at 2:00 PM for true fans of German bier. Why? Because it is ground zero for the Linde Oktoberfest Bavarian Cup (Bayerische Tasse) Team Challenge, a challenge for the ages. Teams of 8 people with a minimum of four women and four men, will compete for the first ever Goldenes Fass (Golden Barrel) Award, to display proudly in a lobby, break room or cubicle. The competition consists of four intense but fun games - the legendary Bier Barrel Race, the MassKrug Relay, the Strong Stein Hoist and the Das Tauziehen (Tug o' War)! There will be non-stop action and everyone will chicken dance because it will be so much fun.

The Bavarian Cup (Bayerische Tasse) is comprised of 4 games with teams accumulating points each round. All teams must check in no later than 1:20 on the day of the event. All contestants must be over 21 and present valid ID at check in.

Team Registration is $40 but that includes admission for all participants on your team (up to eight). The Bavarian Cup is limited to the first 20 teams to sign up. So better get your team together quickly!


Bier Barrel Race

The intense, back-and-forth, barrel-rolling action will be enough to make anyone dizzy with excitement. The race involves teams rolling empty wooden barrels around a course, and the fastest time wins. Points deducted for straying off course and knocking over spectators. Rolling with costumes or in full German trachten will result in bonus points.

Four people (2 men, 2 women) from the team will compete in this relay race.


MassKrug Carry

Don’t cry over spilled bier! Traditionally one of the most accessible Oktoberfest games for novices, the Krug Carry contestants are scored on speed AND spillage. Carrying up to 35 pounds of bier quickly and safely across the course can be difficult, but the winnings at the end of the competition hopefully makes it worth the effort!

Watch professional servers show you how in their own Invitational Krug Race Tournament, and then make it work. Two people (1 man and 1 woman) from the team will compete in this relay race.

Strong Stein Competition

Do you have what it takes to Hoist one of our MassKrugs for serious swag? Are you Bavarian Strong? This competition of strength pits contestants against beer steins…as in, “How long can you hold out 34 ounces of beer?” The best part? You can win some serious swag!

Preliminary competitions will occur randomly throughout the event, and take place in different tents - check the entertainment schedule. Watch for the pop-up competitions by roving bands of keg karting officials. Two people (1 man and 1 woman)

Once You've Registered (Info for participants)

Saturday is the Big DAY! Once you arrive at Linde Oktoberfest, go to WILL CALL to pick up your tickets. All 8 admission tickets will be under the name of the person that registered the team.

Once your team is all there, all participants must CHECK IN with the games announcers stage at the Karbach Games Arena next to the Glockenspiel and let us know you and your team are present. Please check in no later than 1:20 on the day of the event. All contestants must be over 21 and present valid ID at check-in.

The Karbach Games Arena is located at the north end of the grounds next to the Glockenspiel (Big Clock).

Open practice for RACERS begins at 1pm in Games Arena and goes 2pm when the games begin.

There is paid parking near the festival grounds for $10 and $20 or free shuttles from various locations around town! Shuttle info is here

Please remember, even though there are fabulous prizes, this is all just fun and games. No scholarships will be awarded and this is sadly not going to launch any careers in competitive Bier Barrel Racing so please keep it light and fun on the field! We appreciate you all coming out and having a great time with us!

See you all Saturday!

- The Linde Oktoberfest Games Committee