SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 25​

11AM-11PM

$10 at the door|$8 online | free to kids 12 & under!

PROST! PROST! PROST!

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!

plUS, ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT HELP DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES, BEAUTIFICATION, BUILDINGS, AND CULTURE! CHEERS TO STAYING LOCAL AND SUPPORTING YOUR NEIGHBORS!

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$10 at the door
$8 online (T&C APPLY)
 free to kids 12 & under!

TICKETS

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CLICK ABOVE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT OKTOBERFEST!

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CHILDREN'S AREA

SPONSORED BY NORTHERN INTERSTATE BANK

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Free kiDS activities

THANKS TO OUR CHILDREN'S SPONSOR, WE WILL HAVE free ACTIVITIES for kids!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: A BOUNCE HOUSE, FACE PAINTING, BALLOON ANIMALS, AND MUCH MORE!

WE  STRIVE TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

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9:00am

RUN IRON MOUNTAIN HALF MARATHON

11:00am -1:45pm

twin lakes & trio

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12:00pm

Ms. Oktoberfest competition

5:45pm

Men's & Women's stein holding competition  winners announced

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10:50am

welcome!
festmeister klossner with opening remarks

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11:00am-4:00pm

Children's area sponsored by NORTHERN INTERSTATE BANK

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2:00pm - 5:45pm

richie yurkovich

6:00pm - 9:45pm

NEXT MYLE

11:00am

event starts!

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11:00am - 9:00pm

FOOD VENDORS WILL BE SET UP ALL DAY LONG

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5:00pm

Men's & Women's stein holding competition  (heat 1)

11:00pm

event ends

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thank you to our music sponsor,
tourism ASSOCIATION of dickinson county AREA 

AUTHENTIC GERMAN MUSIC IS KEY TO OUR OKTOBERFEST, BUT THE FUN DOESN'T STOP AT POLKA! You can expect a variety of entertainment from morning to night! get your clogs out and join the fun! it's time to dust off those clogs and polka your heart out!

OKTOBERFEST ACTIVITIES

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 25th. 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 5:30 PM. Winner of the overall competition will receive their own "Das Boot."

RULES

  •  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.  

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MS. OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION

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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 12:00 PM. and WINNERS will be announced at 12:45 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 Table 

  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
*** 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.

PLEASE EMAIL US at events@downtownironmountain.com to make your reservation.

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Participate in the RUN IM half marathon and receive FREE entry into Oktoberfest and a beverage!

THANK YOU TO OUR SIGNATURE SPONSOR

2021 OKTOBERFEST SPONSORS

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