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! Check back for more updates.
Passports Available for Craft Brewers' Village presented by the Brewers of Pennsylvania!
Tickets for the 90-minute tasting sessions are $25 ($20 for ArtsQuest Members)
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Tickets now available for the Oktoberfest Perfect Together Pairings
October 11 at 5:30pm. Tickets are $45 ($40 for ArtsQuest Members)
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Weiner Dog Race Registration now open
Sunday, October 12 starting at 3pm.
Register online Now!
Oktoberfest Make-Your-Own at Oktoberfest!
Fri. Oct. 10 | 5:00-9:40pm, Sat. Oct. 11 | 2:00-9:40pm, Sun. Oct. 12 | 2:00-6:40pm
Register Now for a 20 minute time slot!
Our Oktoberfest wouldn't be complete without a smattering of whimsical games that you probably wouldn't play anywhere but at an Oktoberfest! Check your inhibitions at the door and celebrate the harvest with our crazy fun games and challenges! Games are FREE to play.
Friday, October 10th | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, October 11th | 12pm - 11pm
Sunday, October 12th | 12pm-8pm
FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf.
Friday, October 10th
Discover all the moves and maneuvers that make roller derby an action-packed attraction.
Fridays | 5:00-9:40pm
Saturdays | 2:00 - 9:40pm
Sundays | 2:00 - 6:40pm
Experience hot glass at Oktoberfest! Take a few moments during our festival to make yourself a one-of-a-kind souvenir . Participants will work alongside the glass staff during Oktoberfest to transform molten glass into a beautiful glass pumpkin or a glass apple. No experience necessary. Ages 6 and up welcome.
Space is limited! Pre-registration is highly recommended. Please note that all make-your-own items need time to cool properly and may be picked up at the festival at a later date, instructions will be provided.
Register Now for a 20 minute time slot:
Saturday, October 11th | Noon
Sponsored by Service Electric Cable TV
Our friends at Service Electirc Cable TV & Communications are giving away some awesome t-shirts at Oktoberfest this year!
10/4: First 500 men through the gate, 18+
10/11: First 500 women through the gate, 18+
Saturday, October 11th | Noon - 4pm
Watch some of your favorite Lehigh Valley celebrities compete in five fun Oktoberfest challenges. Teams include personalities from Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, 99.9 The Hawk, Adams Outdoor Advertising, John Callahan's Brew Crew, LehighValleywithLove.com, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, The Morning Call, Professional Bull Riders, Service Electric Cable TV & Communications, Two Rivers Roller Derby, WZZO & B104 Radio.
Saturday, October 11th | 3:30-4:30pm
Saturday, October 11th and Sunday, October 12th | 4 & 6pm
Yuengling Festhalle Tent
Saturday, October 11th | 5pm
on the Levitt Screen at Spielplatz
Join the White Out as the Penn State Fans from throughout the region come out to cheer on the Nittany Lions versus the Wolverines. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with pregame blue and white festivities. Enjoy games, Penn State trivia and visits by the Nittany Lion and the Alumni Blue Band. An Instagram contest using #ifoundthelion will be held throughout the day and winners will receive tickets to an upcoming Penn State football game.
Sunday, October 12th | 1-4pm
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.
Sunday, October 12th | 3pm
The annual running of the wiener dogs is back, in this fun spectacle-to-end-all-spectacles... Watch in awe as we release the dachshunds!
Fridays | 6-10 pm
Saturdays & Sundays | 1-5 pm
Keep an eye...make that an ear...out for these strolling musicians.
Fridays, 5-8 pm
Saturdays, Noon-8 pm
Sundays, Noon-8 pm
Space Shuttle Blake is one of the world's most unique educational tools. Six years and 40,000 volunteer hours went into making this 4/10-scale replica of the Space Shuttle on the outside, and a state-of-the-art classroom inside. Don't miss your opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit presented by FLYLVIA.
Festhalle Courtyard, PNC Plaza, Air Products Town Square
Pitch some quoits, toss some bean bags or take a turn at water pong, horseshoes and washers. No pressure; just fun (and bragging rights).
Check out our collection of fantastic scarecrows and vote for your favorite! Winners will be announced Oct. 13
Oktoberfest's children's activities are back! Treat the kids to an afternoon enjoying:
Check out our awesome beer barrels hand-decorated by the region's artists just for Oktobefest! During the festival, the public can vote for its favorite barrel for the Menschen Choice Award; barrels will be auctioned Oct. 11, with winners announced at 6:30pm
This year's artists include:
** Denotes collaboration
Künstler Markt features different vendors showcasing German-themed merchandise, as well as more eclectic offerings from around the country.
Avon- Avon products
The Bacon Jams- Spreadable Bacon
Casa de Jorge Salsa- Gourmet Salsa
Celtic Vibe- Celtic-inspired Jewelry & Accessories
Charles Moose Associates- German Products - Hats, T-shirts, Ceramics and more
Crystal Creations- Handmade Swarovski Crystal Jewelry
Dorothy's Whimsical Creations- Upcycled Antique Silverware Windchimes
Elvern Farms & The Cider House Gift Shop- Imported German Gifts
Franklin Hill Winery- Local Winery
Keystone Farms Natural- 18 Varieties of Handcrafted Artisan Cheeses from Wisconsin
Hillside Gardens & Farms- Handmade Wooden Birdhouses and Bat Houses
Jan's Just for Kids- Unique Baby Gift Items & Children's Accessories (*Oct. 10-12 only)
The Jerky Hut- World-known, Gourmet Jerky
Let's Steep- Loose Leaf Tea & Local Honey
Nica Art- Nicaraguan Art (*Oct. 3-5 only)
St. Obnoxious- Beer T-shirts for Men & Women (*Oct. 10-12 only)
Vanwinkles Opera Fudge- Handmade, Homemade German Opera Fudge (*Oct. 5 only)
Whisker Biscuits- All-natural, Handmade Dog Treats
Wildwood Soapworks- Organic Bath & Body Products
Visit the talented artists of the ArtsQuest Glass Studio at the Banana Factory as they demonstrate how to transform molten glass into amazing art. Beautiful, hand-blown glass steins, mugs and other works of art are available for purchase.