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  • Great Northwest Montana Oktoberfest




    2017 Great Northwest Montana Oktoberfest
    Two Weekends of Fun-Filled Activities in Whitefish Depot Park!
    September 28-30...AND...October 5-7
        Thursday from 5-11pm
        Friday from 5-11pm
        Saturday from 12n-11pm

    http://www.whitefishoktoberfest.com/

  • 2016 Great Northwest Oktoberfest Sponsors
  • Great Northwest Oktoberfest TENTATIVE Schedule of Events*

    [We will be updating the 2016 schedule as the event gets closer.]

    (* Note: subject to change - do not pin your hopes & dreams, bet the farm, and/or plan your vacation around that fact that the scheduled events will take place at the exact times as stated.  It is, at best, a rough estimate.) 

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
    Weekend #1

    Thursday, September 29
      5 p.m.            Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                              Local’s Night – Flathead residents FREE with ID!
      5:30                Back by popular design The Europa Band
      6 p.m.            Keg-Tapping Ceremonies & the arrival of the Oktoberfest Hop Queen
      6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                              Men's Log-Sawing contest

      7 p.m.           Polka, Oom-pah & more The Europa Band
      7:45                Ladies' Log-Sawing
                              Men's Stein-Holding

      8:15                Great dance music  by Europa
      9 p.m.            Men's  & Ladies' Stein-Holding
      9:30                More music by The Europa Band
    10:30                Last Call!

     Friday, September 30, 2016
      5 p.m.            Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
      5:30                Great Oktoberfest music by The Europa Band
      6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                              Ladies’ Log-Sawing contest

      7 p.m.            Music by The Europa Band
      7:45                Brat-eating contest: The ‘Wurst’ Minute of Your Life!
                              Men’s Log-Sawing
      8:15                Polka, oom-pah & more by The Europa Band
      9 p.m.            Men's Stein-Holding
                              Ladies’ Stein-Holding
      9:30                Music by Europa
    10:30                Last Call!
    11 p.m.            Oktoberfest Tent closes 

    Saturday, October 1, 2016
    12 noon          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                                Kids' Day activities begin
    12:30                Great German music by The Bavarian Echoes
      1:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                              Ladies Stein-Holding

      2 p.m.            Polka, waltzes & more by The Bavarian Echoes
      2:45                Kids’ Day Chicken Dance Championships
      3:15                Oom-pah by The Bavarian Echoes

      4 p.m.             Mens’ Mountain Climbing Races
                               Ladies’ Stein-Holding 
      4:30                Music by The Bavarian Echoes

      5:15                Ladies’ Mountain Climbing Races
                               Men’s Stein-Holding

      5:45                Get your polka on with The Europa Band
      6 p.m.             Rocky Mountain Keg-Hurling Championships
      6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                               Mens’ Log-Sawing

      7 p.m.             Music by The Europa Band
      7:45                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                               Ladies’ Log-Sawing

      8:15                Chicken dance & polka with The Europa Band
      9 p.m.            Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                               Mens’ Stein-Holding

      9:30                Great dance music by Europa!
    10:30                Last Call!

     Weekend #2
    Thursday, October 6, 2016
      5 p.m.          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                            Bavarian Business Night – Free admission from 5-7 pm with your Flathead Valley business card!

      5:30                Back by popular demand – The Western Senators
      6 p.m.             Keg-Tapping Ceremonies & the arrival of the Oktoberfest Hop Queen
      6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                               Ladies’ Log-Sawing

      7 p.m.            Great dance music by The Western Senators
      7:45                2016 Hop Queen Pageant & Stein-Holding               
                               Men’s Log-Sawing
    8:15                  Rollicking Oktoberfest music with The Western Senators!
    9 p.m.              7th Annual Whitefish Waitress Races
                              Crowning of the Hop Queen
      9:30                Great dance music by The Western Senators
    10:30                Last Call!
    11 p.m.             Oktoberfest Tent closes

     Friday, October 7, 2016
      5 p.m.             Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
      5:30                Dance to the sounds of The Western Senators!

      6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                            Ladies’ Log-Sawing contest

      7 p.m.            Dance to the Oktoberfest sounds of  The Western Senators
      7:45                Ladies’ Stein-Holding
                            Men’s Log-Sawing

      8:15                Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators
      9 p.m.             Men's Stein-Holding Contest
                            Ladies’ Stein-Holding

      9:30                Great Oktoberfest music by The Western Senators
      10:30              Last Call!
      11 p.m.           Oktoberfest Tent closes 

    Saturday, October 8, 2016
      11 a.m.           Montessori School Pumpkin Patch opens … pumpkins, kids’ activities and more!

      12 noon          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                                Seniors’ Day @ Oktoberfest – 60 & over admitted FREE until 5 p.m.

      12:30              Great German music by The Bavarian Echoes
      1:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                               Ladies Stein-Holding

      2 p.m.             Polka, waltzes & more by The Bavarian Echoes
      2:45                Kids’ Day Chicken Dance Championships
      3:15                Oom-pah by The Bavarian Echoes
      4 p.m.             Mens’ Mountain Climbing Races
                                Ladies’ Stein-Holding
      4:30                Music by The Bavarian Echoes

      5:15                Ladies’ Mountain Climbing Races
                            Men’s Stein-Holding
      5:45                Great German music by The Western Senators
      6 p.m.             World Keg-Hurling Championships
      6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                            Mens’ Log-Sawing
      7 p.m.             Dance to music by The Western Senators

      7:45                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                            Ladies’ Log-Sawing
      8:15                Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators

      9 p.m.             Hofbrau Brewery’s National Stein-Holding Championships 
      9:30                One last spin on the dance floor with The Western Senators!

    10:30                Last Call!
    11 p.m.             Oktoberfest closes … see you next year!

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