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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*

     

    (* 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 28, 2017
      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 29, 2017
      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, September 30, 2017
    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

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    Hop Queen 'Qualifier' 6-8p.m. at the Firebrand Hotel!  Hop Queen candidates will be on hand to mix, mingle and answer questions from the judges, as they compete for the coveted hop Queen Crown.  The Western Senators will be playing also!!

    Thursday, October 5, 2017

    FireFighters and First Responder Appreciation Night!  -free admission!
      5 p.m.          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                            Bavarian Business Night –Chamber members from Whitefish, Kalispell and Columbia Falls recieve 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.               Hop Queen crowning!!!!!!!
      9:30                Great dance music by The Western Senators
    10:30                Last Call!
    11 p.m.             Oktoberfest Tent closes

     Friday, October 6, 2017
      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 7, 2017
      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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