Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling

Free admission for 2014!

2014 Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling

October 3-5 & 10-12

Fridays: 5-11pm
Saturdays: 12-11pm
Sundays: 12-8pm


About Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair. Highlighting the event is the giant Yuengling Festhalle tent at PNC Plaza, featuring German food, beer and polka, rock and party bands.

New for 2014 (details coming soon!)

  • Craft Brewers' Village presented by the Brewers of Pennsylvania
  • Pairing experiences featuring great German food and beverages
  • Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k - Oct. 5
  • Penn State vs Michigan Football Game Live Viewing Party Oct. 11 on the Levitt Pavilion Lawn
  • Did we mention the free admission?!


What's an Oktoberfest without some fest? Technically, it's just Oktober… but we wanted to make sure it's way more than that, so we've designed some delightful activities, scratch that -- make it Oktober-festivities -- for you and yours to partake in. Fun!


Enter the 2nd-Annual Oktoberfest Scarecrow Competition and Exhibit
$700 in Cash Prizes to be Awarded

Weiner Dog Race Registration now open
Sundays, October 5 & 12 starting at 3pm.
Register online Now!


Daily activities include:

  • Spielplatz Games at the Levitt Pavilion including Barrel Rolling / Stein Races / Masskrugstemmen and more…
  • Rides & games including Horseshoes / Quoits / Water Pong and more…
  • Children's activities / Hay maze / Scarecrow exhibit
  • Music on two stage
  • Glassblowing by the Banana Factory's Hot Glass team
  • Kunstler Markt artisans' area

October 3-5:

  • Keg Tap with Dick Yuengling – Saturday, October 4, 7 PM – Includes the crowning of Miss/Mr. Oktoberfest Bethlehem 2014
  • Saturday, October 4 - Yuengling Bar Skills Challenge 12–3 PM – Levitt Pavilion Lawn. Watch staff and patrons from your favorite Bethlehem watering holes compete for the coveted Yuengling Traveling Trophy currently residing at the Tally Ho
  • Sunday, October 5 – Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k – 10:30 AM
    The race will kick off at 10:30 AM, starting and ending at the Yuengling Festhalle Tent. Participants can look forward to German-themed elements throughout the course as well as other surprises! All participants will receive the following exclusive Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k swag:
    • Custom edible lebkuchen heart 'medals' for all finishers (traditional Oktoberfest German heart-shaped gingerbread)
    • Official Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k t-shirt
    • Official Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k beer stein/mug
    • Two FREE Yuengling Oktoberfest beers (21+)
    Register here: http://www.oktoberfestrace.com/page/show/1094344-register-here-for-the-
  • Weiner Dog Races Sunday, October 5 - 3-5:30 PM at Spielplatz Register Now!

October 10-12:

  • Raven One to One Marketing Celebrity Skills Challenge – Saturday October 11, 12- 3 PM. See your favorite local celebrities from the media and area businesses put their pride on the line while they compete in a variety of games . Catch all of the action live on Service Electric TV or watch it later on demand!
  • Penn State vs Michigan NCAA Football Live on the Levitt Screen at Spielplatz, Join hundreds of Nittany Lion alumni, students and fans (along with 10 or so Wolverines fans) for a matchup that's sure to be one for the ages!
  • 99.9 the Hawk Bingo Bonanza - Sunday, October 12, 1-4 PM. Last year over 1,600 people participated in this great event featuring more than 15 prizes of $500 or more given away to the winners, including the grand prize – a new car from Lehigh Valley Honda / Lehigh Valley Hyundai . Visit http://www.999thehawk.com/ for more information on how you can play (details coming soon).
  • Weiner Dog Races - Sunday, October 12, 3-5:30 PM at Spielplatz Register Now!


More information coming shortly on the PA Brewers Village, Pairing events and a daily schedule

View the Oktoberfest News Release here!


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