Friends, due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Iron Mountain DDA has made the decision to postpone Oktoberfest until 2021. Please know, his decision was not made lightly and hours of discussion has gone into this. Following the Michigan regulations and guidelines, we simply cannot ensure social distancing for attendees and volunteers during this event. Above all, we want to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and attendees.
Thank you for your continued support, patience, and understanding during these times. Be sure to hold on to those lederhosen and dirndls for an even bigger and better Oktoberfest, 2021!
HOLD ON TO YOUR LEDERHOSEN,
OKTOBERFEST IS BACK!
Join us as we celebrate an authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest right here in Downtown Iron Mountain, MI. You and your family will enjoy continuous entertainment, polka dancing, delicious German food, sing-alongs and fun for all.
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activity sign-ups open september, 2021!
MEN'S and women's STEINHOLDING competition
The Stein Holding Competition is back by popular demand!
There is NO cost to participate, but you must complete the online order process to reserve your spot. This competition will take place at Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 26th. Competitors must have an Oktoberfest 21+ wrist band to participate.
Each heat will have a maximum of 5 participants. The winner from each heat will need to be present for the championship round at 6:30 PM. Winner of the overall competition will receive their own "Das Boot."
RULES AND PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE US STEINHOLDING ASSOCIATION: ussteinholding.com
Stein must be gripped by the handle.
The thumb may not rest on top of the stein handle, it must rest on the other fingers.
The pinkie finger may be held outside of the handle.
Arching of the back is allowable, BUT excessive forward or backward leaning is unacceptable.
Leaning to the left or right side is unacceptable.
Stein must be held out directly in front of the competitor, not out to the side.
The arm holding the stein must remain close to parallel with the GROUND and should be extended straight with no bending at the elbow.
The arm holding the stein should remain separated from the chest of the competitor. The chest may not be used as a shelf to support the arm.
The HAND THAT IS NOT HOLDING THE STEIN should remain at the competitor's side or back and may not touch or support the arm holding the stein.
Competitors may not contact any other structures, objects, or people during the competition.
Competitors must stand within their personal area and should not move more than is necessary to make adjustments ensuring proper form during the competition.
An infraction of any rule will result in a strike. After two strikes, the third infraction results in elimination of the competitor.
If any amount of beer spills or drips off of the stein, the competitor is eliminated, regardless of the number of strikes previously assigned.
MS. OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION
COULD YOU BE THE NEXT MS. OKTOBERFEST?
This year we will be crowning a Ms. Oktoberfest for the third year in a row! This event is FREE to participate in and we are looking for three contestants that will compete in the following categories:
1. Best dirndl or German outfit
2. Beer Palate: Ability to identify Oktoberfest beers through a blind taste test
3. German Pronunciation: Ability to pronounce three German words
Winners will receive a prize and title of Miss or Ms. Oktoberfest! This contest will be judged by a panel of judges. This competition will take place at 5:30 PM.
*You must be 21 or older to participate in this contest* Competitors must have an Oktoberfest 21+ wrist band to participate.
We will contact and announce the three contestants as soon as we have them!
VIP TABLES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE for $150.
VIP tables go on sale two weeks prior to the event.
THESE TABLES INCLUDE:
8 ADMISSION TICKETS
RESERVED TABLE FROM NOON-11PM
TABLE THAT SEATS 8 PEOPLE WITHIN VIEW OF STAGE UNDER THE MAIN TENT
FAMILY / BUSINESS / GROUP NAME DISPLAYED AT TABLE
FRONT OF THE LINE PASS (for food & beverages)
*** WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF VIP TABLES, PURCHASE EARLY, THESE SOLD OUT LAST YEAR! TABLE LOCATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
THANK YOU TO OUR SIGNATURE SPONSOR