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To the 9th Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest

Guten Tag!! The Ninth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest has moved to Downtown Oshkosh. Our family activities - Sponsored by NICOLET BANK - will be held at Opera House Square. The adult (over 21) activities, including the 2k Bier Run, will take place on N. Main Street at locoal taverns.


Running of the Wiener Dogs - Dachshund Races

We are excited to again host the annual "Running of the Wieners"!
Dachshunds only are allowed and encouraged to compete! Race starts at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7th at Opera House Square in downtown Oshkosh. Registration will be on-site, starting at 9:00 a.m. The downtown Farmers Market is on Main Street, but please note - dogs are not allowed inside the Farmer's Market. There is no cost to enter you wiener dog in the races, but donations will be accepted for the Oshkosh Area Humane Society!

Oshkosh Oktoberfest Olympics

At Oktoberfest, you will have an opportunity to compete in our annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest Olympics. There are several fun and competitive games, including our Barrel Rolling content, Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding) contest and Stein Relay races. There will even be a Frankfurter Eating contest and a soft pretzel eating contest. All for great fun and a chance to win some great prizes. Children contests (come in costume) will be held at Opera House Square following the Running of the Wieners, and Adult contests will be held at either Barley & Hops or Fletch's Local Tap House - see schedule below.

Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run and Costume Contest

Oshkosh Oktoberfest 2K will be a beer walk/run on North Main Street, utilizing the sidewalks and biergartens. Two laps around, for a total of 2 kilometers or 1.25 miles. This is Not a Race. We encourage everyone to dress in costume (preferably German). Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes, in both individual and group categories. All participants MUST be over 21 and have proper identification showing proof of age. Each person will receive four complimentary 12 oz. beers and our Oktoberfest shirt (while supplies last - so register early!). Entrance fee is only $20. The Oktoberfest 2K Bier Run starts at 4:00 p.m. (Registration beginning at 2:30 p.m.) at Barley & Hops Tavern (663 N. Main St.) Saturday, October 7th. To guarantee a shirt, Please Register in advance online or at our hosts: Barley & Hops and Fletch's Local Tap House.

Shirt Size
Participant's Name
Barley & Hops Beer Sampling

Following our Bier Run and Costume Contest, everyone is encouraged to join the Barley & Hops Beer Sampling starting at 7 p.m., with more than 40 different brews to sample. Advance ticket required. If participating in the 2K Bier Run, you can purchase a discounted ticket for $20.


Nicolet Bank is a proud sponsor of Live Polka Music, our Brat Stand, the Running of the Weiner Dog Races, and our children's version of Oktoberfest Olympics.

At Opera House Square

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Registration begins for the Wiener Dog Races
11:00 a.m. Wiener Dog Races Start
12:00 p.m. Oktoberfest Olympics - Children:
Costume Contest
Frankfurter Eating Contest
Barrel Rolling Contest
Soft Pretzel on a String Eating Contest

At Downtown Biergartens:

2:30 p.m. Registration begins for the 2K Bier Run at Barley & Hops
4:00 p.m. 2K Bier Run Starts from Barley & Hops - 663 N. Main St.
5:00 p.m. Costume Contest - Individual and Group prizes (at Barley & Hops)
1L Stein Relay Races (at Barley & Hops)
Frankfurter Eating Contest (at Barley & Hops)
Barrel Rolling Contest (at Barley & Hops)
Masskrugstemmen Contest (at Fletch's)
Soft Pretzel on a String Eating Contest (at Fletch's)
7:00 p.m. Barley & Hops Beer Sampling (additional ticket required)

The Ninth Annual Oshkosh Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Our Sponsors

BIG THANKS to our sponsors!

Nicolet Bank
Barley and Hops
Thundera Multimedia

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