Oshkosh Oktoberfest will be kicking off their celebration again with German food, music and culture on Saturday, October 5th. This year the festivities will be held at the Dockside Tavern parking lot. Oshkosh Mayor, Burk Tower will be tapping the ceremonial keg at 2:00 PM.
There will be many great events held this year like the 2K Bier run and costume contest, starting at 11:00 AM. The run/ walk will be utilizing the new Riverwalk while making a loop with four beer stops. Of course you have to have proper ID, so be prepared! You will also walk away with a commemorative Oshkosh Oktoberfest beer stein and shirt (while supplies last). Oktoberfest is a free event, however there is an entry fee of $15.00 prior or $20.00 the day of the run to participate. You can register at Dockside Tavern, Barely & Hops or at Run Away Shoes. All proceeds go to Cerebral Palsy of Midwest Wisconsin. Everyone participating is encouraged to dress in costume (preferably German, but definitely tasteful). Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, in both individual and group categories.
What you don’t feel like a run/walk on Saturday? How about Oktoberfest Olympics? Several different competitive games, such as a Barrel Rolling contest, Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding) contest, Stein Relay races, Fraulein Carrying races, and a Frankfurter Eating contest. This is all great fun and all for a good cause with a chance to win some great prizes. German Wine Tastings and German Bier Tastings will be available for those of age. Children’s Playland Area, Cultural Displays, and Sheepshead games will be going on all day as well.
Of course there is also some great entertainment that will be provided by Blakapelle Milwaukee, Copper Box, and Greg Waters and the Broad Street Boogie from 2:00-11:00 PM. For more information, you can go to http://www.oshkoshoktoberfest.com/