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2017 Great Northwest Oktoberfest

A Destination Event for Travelers
    Bill Milner

    Price or Fee

    $5 per person

    Great Northwest Oktoberfest TENTATIVE 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.)

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
    Weekend #1
    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    • 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, 2018

    • 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 Brat-eating contest: The ‘Wurst’ Minute of Your Life!
    • 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, 2018
    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’ Stein-Holding
    4:30 Music by The Bavarian Echoes
    5:15 Ladies’ Mountain Climbing Races
    Men’s Stein-Holding
    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, 2018**

    Hop Queen 'Qualifier' 6-8p.m. at the Firebrand Hotel! Hop Queen candidates will be on hand to mix, mingle and answer questions from the judges, as they compete for the coveted hop Queen Crown. The Western Senators will be playing also!!

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    FireFighters and First Responder Appreciation Night! -free admission!
    5 p.m. Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
    Bavarian Business Night –Chamber members from Whitefish, Kalispell and Columbia Falls recieve Free admission from 5-7 pm with your Flathead Valley business card!
    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 2016 Hop Queen Pageant & Stein-Holding
    Men’s Log-Sawing
    8:15 Rollicking Oktoberfest music with The Western Senators!
    9 p.m. Hop Queen crowning!!!!!!!
    9:30 Great dance music by The Western Senators
    10:30 Last Call!
    11 p.m. Oktoberfest Tent closes

    Friday, October 5, 2018
    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, 2018
    11 a.m. Montessori School Pumpkin Patch opens … pumpkins, kids’ activities and more!
    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!