Sept 29-Oct 1 and Oct 6-8, 2016 
Depot Park 
Whitefish, Montana
(406) 862-3501
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2015 Great Northwest Oktoberfest Schedule of Events* [We will update the Schedule for 2016 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.) 
Friday, October 22

Weekend #1

Thursday, September 24

  5 p.m.             Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

                        Local’s Night – Flathead residents FREE with ID!

  5:30                Great dance music by The Western Senators

  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.             Music by The Western Senators

  7:45                Ladies' Log-Sawing

                        Mens’ Stein-Holding

  8:15                Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators

  9 p.m.             Mens' & Ladies' Stein-Holding

  9:30                Music by The Western Senators

10:30                Last Call!

 

Friday, September 25

  5 p.m.             Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

  5:30                Great Oktoberfest music by the Western Senators

  6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest

                        Ladies’ Log-Sawing contest

  7 p.m.             Music by The Western Senators

  7:45                Brat-eating contest: The ‘Wurst’ Minute of Your Life!

                        Men’s Log-Sawing

  8:15                Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators

  9 p.m.             Men's Stein-Holding

                        Ladies’ Stein-Holding

  9:30                Music by The Western Senators

10:30                Last Call!

11 p.m.             Oktoberfest Tent closes

 

Saturday, September 26

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                Great dance music by The Western Senators

  6 p.m.             Rocky Mountain Keg-Hurling Championships

  6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

                        Mens’ Log-Sawing

  7 p.m.             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.             Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

                        Mens’ Stein-Holding

  9:30                Great dance music by The Western Senators

10:30                Last Call!

 

 

 

Weekend #2

Thursday, October 1

  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 Europa Band!

  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.             Authentic Oktoberfest music with Europa!

  7:45                2015 Hop Queen Pageant & Stein-Holding

Men’s Log-Sawing

  8:15                Polka, oom-pah & more by Europa

9 p.m.               5th Annual Whitefish Waitress Races

                        Crowning of the Hop Queen

  9:30                Great dance music by Europa

10:30                Last Call!

11 p.m.             Oktoberfest Tent closes

 

Friday, October 2

  5 p.m.             Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

  5:30                Dance to the sounds of The Europa Band!

  6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest

                        Ladies’ Log-Sawing contest

  7 p.m.             Authentic Oktoberfest music with Europa

  7:45                Ladies’ Stein-Holding

                        Men’s Log-Sawing

  8:15                Polka, oom-pah & more by Europa

  9 p.m.             Men's Stein-Holding Contest

                        Ladies’ Stein-Holding

  9:30                Great Oktoberfest music by Europa

  10:30              Last Call!

  11 p.m.           Oktoberfest Tent closes

 

Saturday, October 3

  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 Europa Band

  6 p.m.             World Keg-Hurling Championships

  6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

                        Mens’ Log-Sawing

  7 p.m.             Dance to music by Europa

  7:45                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest

                        Ladies’ Log-Sawing

  8:15                Polka, oom-pah & more by Europa

  9 p.m.             Hofbrau Brewery’s National Stein-Holding Championships

  9:30                One last spin on the dance floor with The Europa Band!

10:30                Last Call!

11 p.m.             Oktoberfest closes … see you next year!