OKT 18–21, 2018
MassKrug Relay Races
Don’t cry over spilled beer! 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 beer quickly and safely across the course can be difficult, but the FREE swag 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.
NOTE: Competition FREE to enter, but pre-registration required and admission ticket must be purchased separately.
LOCATION: KARBACH GAMES AND COMPETITIONS ARENA
Bier Barrel Race
The Games Arena becomes our own center of the universe Saturday for true fans of the beer keg. Why? Because it is ground zero for the legendary Bier Barrel Race! The intense back-and-forth barrel-rolling action is 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.
LOCATION:KARBACH GAMES AND COMPETITIONS ARENA
Bavarian 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!
Competitions are held throughout the various tents at various times. See program for schedule!
The Dachshund Dash – Watch Your Weiner Run!
Wiener dogs are already funny to look at. Now try watching over 75 of them zig, zag, jump, and generally get confused in a test of speed and intelligence! Ok, we’re being dramatic. The pups just need to run 150 feet from one end of the Dash to the other. Do you have dachshund with a need for speed and a nose for the finish line? Sound easy enough? Start training your wiener dog now! Dogs wear numbered Hot Dog Bun costumes and compete in heats of ten. Dogs in each heat are escorted on leash the full length of the course to encourage wagering by spectators. Winners receive Festival Money and prizes:
First – $150 Festival Money and wiener dog hat crown (must be worn throughout Oktoberfest)
Second – $100 Festival Money and one-of-a-kind Oktoberfest logo dog bowl
Third – $50 Festival Money and use of the wiener dog outhouse. Winning races will be nationally televised on ESPN (Enter Special Pups Now) network (YouTube).
NOTE: Competition is FREE to enter, but pre-registration required and admission ticket must be purchased separately (dogs get in free). Click here for a complete set of rules.
LOCATION/DATE/TIME: KARBACH GAMES AND COMPETITIONS ARENA Sunday, October 21, 2:00 pm
Dachshund Costume Parade
This is an incredible way to show off your weiner and your absolute desire to dress them up and take them out. This costume parade will stop all traffic along the Osage HauptStrasse! Starts at 1:00 PM in the Oktoberfest Games and Competitions Arena. Prizes for the best costume awarded by our internationally recognized wiener dog costume judging officials.
NOTE: The Costume Parade is FREE to enter, but pre-registration is encouraged and admission ticket must be purchased separately (dogs get in free).
LOCATION/DATE/TIME –KARBACH GAMES AND COMPETITIONS ARENA , Sunday, October 21, 1:00 pm
Lederhosen Lauf and Brat Trot
Feed your active lifestyle with this great running event, with multiple distance options. And while you’re at it, fill your gullet with beer! That is, if you’re 21 or over. Every finisher will receive a commemorative KlienKrug (small stein) along with one free 16-oz beverage voucher. There will be prizes for the best costume! The start and finish of this race will be smack dab in the center of Linde Oktoberfest, at the Oktoberfest Games and Competitions Arena, and the route takes in a course through the festival grounds. Check out the Joint Race Registration with the Toga Run during the Greek Festival.
The Lederhosen Lauf 3-Mile will begin at 7:20 pm following das Glockenspiel. NOTE: There is a cost to register, which includes admission, chicken hat, MassKrug and a 16-oz beverage token. Pre-registration is required!
KARBACH GAMES AND COMPETITIONS ARENA, 7:20 pm on Thursday evening, right after the 7:00 pm Glockenspiel performance.
Who will be our inaugural champion in 2018? The goal–to drive a nail into a cross-section of wood faster than your opponent.
Here are a few other games and competitions going on over at the OK Hoptoberfest Zelt:
OK Hoptoberfest Zelt!
Try your hands at the Mülleimer werfen (trashcan toss).
Teams of two take turns throwing a Strandball (beach ball) into the other team’s Mülleimer. Once a ball lands in a can, the can is taken away. First team to knock out all the opponents Mülleimer wins!
Leiter golf (aka ladder golf).
Each player tosses all 3 bolas, then the next player tosses all 3 bolas. The first one to 21 without going over is the winner! The top rung is worth 3 points, middle is 2 and bottom rung is 1 point.
Mais Loch (Cornhole)
It’s cornhole. You know how to play!