It isn't Oktoberfest with out polkas, oom-pahs & chicken dancing!  Join us for music by three great bands:

The Europa Band flies in from the East Coast for the first weekend of Oktoberfest, back by popular demand for their seventh straight year.   John, Milan and Cadillac are one of the most sought after Oktoberfest bands in the United States, cranking-out the oom-pah, polka and waltzes ... along with a bit of country, gypsy fiddle and Santana! Check out the band and their music at:

Western Senators:
The Western Senators descend on Whitefish from the Great White North to headline Week 2 of Oktoberfest, playing a mixture of rollicking polkas, country and western swing music for your dancing pleasure.  If you attended last year's Great Northwest Oktoberfest you know how much fun they are. For info on the Western Senators go to:

Bavarian Echoes:
The Flathead Valley's own Bavarian Echoes play each Saturday afternoon of Oktoberfest. They know how to get the crowd warmed up with their great Oom-pahs and polkas, and they always blow the crowd away with their authentic alpine horns.




This year's Oktoberfest Grille features a variety of great German specialties served up by the folks at Piggyback BBQ.  This year's menu includes:  

1/2 a savory rubbed rotisserie roasted chicken - a German Oktoberfest tradition!
Locally handmade Flathead raised Elk, German & traditional beer style bratwursts platter.
Kassler Rippchen 
Authentic German style brined and smoked pork loin platter.

All platters served with sauerkraut, sweet & sour kraut, sauteed apples & German potato salad

Bratwurst, Sandwiches, Soups & Sides:
Traditional Beer Bratwurst 
¼ lb. locally handmade pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
Smoked Elk Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade Flathead raised elk and pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
Black forest ham, Sauerkraut & Munster cheese on a pretzel roll

Beer Cheese & German Potato Soups

Individual sides
 - Sauerkraut or sweet & sour kraut
 - German potato salad
 - Sweet sauteed apples

Kids Menu
Hot Dog with Mac & Cheese

Two of kid's favorite on one plate! 





It isn't Oktoberfest with out beer, beer and more beer!  This year we'll be serving:

From Whitefish's own Great Northern Brewing Co:

  • Oktoberfest Lager
  • Wheatfish (Hefeweizen)
  • Jorts Munich Lager
  • Frog Hop Wet-Hopped Pale Ale

Three German beers provided by Hofbräu -- one of the original Munich Oktoberfest beers -- and one Austrian brew by Stiegl:

  • Original Hofbrau Lager
  • Hofbrau Dunkel (dark) Lager
  • Munich-style Oktoberfest
  • Grapefruit Radler (Stiegl)

Wine, water & soda will also be available for non-beer drinkers