Sept 24-26 and Oct 1-3, 2015 
Depot Park 
Whitefish, Montana
(406) 862-3501
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2015 Great Northwest Oktoberfest Schedule of Events*
* (tentative - Note: subject to change - do not pin your hopes, 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.) 

Weekend #1

Thursday, September 24

Local’s Night – Flathead residents FREE with ID!

5 p.m.

Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

5:30

Mayoral Toast & Tapping of the First Keg

Great dance music by The Western Senators

6:30

Introduction of our 2014 Hop Queen hopefuls

Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

Men's Log-Sawing

7 p.m.

Music by The Western Senators

7:45

Ladies' Log-Sawing contest

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

7 p.m.

Music by The Western Senators

7:45

Brat-eating contest: The Wurst Minute of Your Life!

Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

8 p.m.

Crowning of the 2014 Oktoberfest Hop Queen!

8:15

Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators

9 p.m.

Men' Log-Sawing Contest

Ladies’ Stein-Holding

9:30

Music by The Western Senators

10:30

Last Call!

11 p.m.

Oktoberfest Tent closes

Saturday, September 26 – Family Day (Noon to 5 pm)

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 contest

4:30

Music by The Bavarian Echoes

5:15

Ladie’s Mountain Climbing Races

Men’s Stein-Holding

5:45

Great dance music by The Western Senators

6 p.m.

World Keg-Hurling Championships – Round 1

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!

11 p.m.

Oktoberfest Tent closes

Weekend #2

Thursday, October 1

5 p.m.

Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!

5:30

Back by popular demand – The Europa Band!

6:30

Mens’ Stein-Holding contest

Ladies’ Log-Sawing

7 p.m.

Authentic Oktoberfest music with Europa!

7:45

5th Annual Whitefish Waitress Races

8:15

Polka, oom-pah & more by Europa

9 p.m.

Men's Log-Sawing Contest

Ladies’ Stein-Holding

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

7 p.m.

Authentic Oktoberfest music with Europa

7:45

Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

Brat-eating contest: The Wurst Minute of Your Life!

8:15

Polka, oom-pah & more by Europa

9 p.m.

Men' Log-Sawing Contest

Ladies’ Stein-Holding

9:30

Great Oktoberfest music by Europa

10:30

Last Call!

11 p.m.

Oktoberfest Tent closes

Saturday, October 3

Seniors’ Day @ Oktoberfest – 60 & over admitted FREE Noon 'til 5 p.m.

10 a.m.

Montessori School Pumpkin Patch opens … pumpkins, kids’ games, 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 contest

4:30

Music by The Bavarian Echoes

5:15

Ladie’s Mountain Climbing Races

Men’s Stein-Holding

5:45

Great German music by The Europa Band

6 p.m.

World Keg-Hurling Championships – Rounds 2 and 3

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.

Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest

Mens’ Stein-Holding

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!