Oktoberfest started in 1810 in Bavaria to celebrate the wedding of Prince Ludwig I. Every year, this historical celebration begins in the third week of September. Today, Northeast Nebraska residents celebrate the area’s German heritage and the fall harvest with this two-day family festival. Oktoberfest grows yearly with live music, German food, beer garden, and family entertainment. Held in conjunction with the Lion’s Club Parade and the River Point Arts Festival, this unique festival is a must see!
Burger King Bucket Pong Tournament
The Burger King Bucket Pong Arena has returned to Oktoberfest and is ready to crown a new King. This year there are three convenient qualifying tournaments and every person will walk away with a prize. Over $1000 in cash prizes awarded! Click Here for entry!
Big Wheel Races
Don’t miss out on this year’s epic big wheel competition. The Norfolk Lion’s Club is teaming up with Kiwanis Emerging Leaders to bring you and your family an awesome day of races. Medals will be awarded to the top competitors in each age group and every participant will go home with something!! Not to mention, every child gets to put their name in a drawing for some rock-awesome scooters. Come down to Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30 and register before 3pm. Click here for details!
Stein Holding (Masskrugstemmen)
Norfolk Oktoberfest is listed as an official US Steinholding Association event this year so we aren’t messing around. We also partnered with Hank and Snook’s Mint Bar and Mel’s Package and Lounge to host two qualifying tournaments before Oktoberfest Weekend! Don’t miss your chance to the champion! Full tournament details here! Click here for entry!
Weiner Dog Races
Oktoberfest 2017 is teaming up with the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska to feature the adorable family event of Wiener Dog Racing! The Event will take place on Saturday, September 30 at 5pm. Click here for registration and participant information!
Back by popular demand!
Free rides home! Norfolk Oktoberfest has partnered with Checker Cab Company to provide cab rides home from 12:30-2:00am on Friday and Saturday!
Free Beer! If you dress in traditional Oktoberfest gear, Bavarian Drindl or Lederhosen, you can expect a free beer on us!
Happy Hour! Calling all seniors (65 or older) and veterans (ID required). Come to Oktoberfest on Saturday from 12:00-3:00 and receive a $1 off Beers and discounted food items.
Husker Tailgate! The Huskers play at Illinois at 7:00 pm Friday; come down and tailgate with us and watch the game on an enormous mega-television.
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