Thank you to all the Vendors, Sponsors, Volunteers, and committee members who made this festival a success in 2017.
– 10,000 attendees
– 86 Sponsor
– The largest tailgate in Northeast Nebraska
Save the Date for 2018: September 21-22, 2018
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 returned to Oktoberfest and crowned a king. This year there were three convenient qualifying tournaments and every person walked away with a prize. Over $1000 in cash prizes were awarded! Stay tuned for exciting announcements for 2018!
Big Wheel Races
I hope you didn’t miss out on this year’s epic big wheel competition. The Norfolk Lion’s Club is teamed up with Kiwanis Emerging Leaders to bring you and your family an awesome day of races. Medals were awarded to the top competitors in each age group and every participant went home with something!! Not to mention, every child got to put their name in a drawing for some rock-awesome scooters. See you next year for another exciting competition!
Stein Holding (Masskrugstemmen)
Norfolk Oktoberfest was 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! Check out the website to see how to train year round for this competition. Next year we are taking things up a notch! Stay tuned!!
Weiner Dog Races
Oktoberfest 2017 is teamed up with the Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska to feature the adorable family event of Wiener Dog Racing! The event featured 17 adorable racers and one winner was crowned. See you next year!
Back by popular demand!
Free rides home! Norfolk Oktoberfest 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). If you came to Oktoberfest on Saturday from 12:00-3:00 you received a $1 off Beers and discounted food items.
Husker Tailgate! The Huskers played at Illinois at 7:00 pm Friday; What an awesome tailgate with hundreds of people!
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