2018 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.) 


Weekend #1
Thursday, September 27
  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 28
  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                Ladies' Stein-Holding
                          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 29
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’ Log Sawing
  4:30                Music by The Bavarian Echoes
  5:15                Ladies’ Mountain Climbing Races
                           Men’s Log Sawing
  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 3 ... at the Firebrand Hotel!
6 p.m.           Enjoy great dance music by the Western Senators
6:45 p.m.     The Hop Queen Qualifier -- Meet this year's Hop Queen candidates as they answer questions from the judges
7:15 p.m.     Dance to the sounds of the Western Senators

Thursday, October 4
  5 p.m.           Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
Ride The Trail … to Oktoberfest! A portion of the night’s gate proceeds will benefit the Whitefish, and
a crew from Whitefish Legacy Partners will man the bar … so tip big!!
  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                2018 Hop Queen Pageant & Stein-Holding
                           Men’s Log-Sawing
8:15                  Rollicking Oktoberfest music with The Western Senators!
9 p.m.               Crowning of the Hop Queen
                           Ladies' Stein-Holding
  9:30                Great dance music by The Western Senators
10:30                Last Call!
11 p.m.             Oktoberfest Tent closes

 Friday, October 5
  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 6
  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!