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



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)
Purchase Tickets Now!

Tickets now available for the Oktoberfest Perfect Together Pairings
October 3-4 and 10-11 at 5:30pm
Purchase Tickets Now!

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!

Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k Registration now open
Sunday, October 5 starting at 10:30am.
Register online Now!

Quoit tournament hosted by Lehigh Valley Sports and Social
Saturday, October 4th at 4PM in the Festhalle courtyard.
Register online Now!


Daily Happenings at Oktoberfest

  • 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 stages
  • Glassblowing by the Banana Factory's Hot Glass team
  • Kunstler Markt artisans' area

Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k

Sunday, October 5th | 10:30am

Yuengling Festhalle Tent

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-

Bar Skills Challenge

Saturday, October 4th | Noon-3pm

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

Authentic Ceremonial Oktoberfest Keg Tap with Dick Yuengling

Saturday, October 4th | 7:00pm

Yuengling Festhalle

Includes the crowning of Miss/Mr. Oktoberfest Bethlehem 2014

Dachshund Races

Sunday, October 5th and 12th | 3-5:30pm

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!

Register your Dachshund for the race!

FootGolf Showcase by Old Homestead Golf Club

Friday, October 10th | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday, October 11th | 12pm - 11pm
Sunday, October 12th | 12pm-8pm


Raven One to One Marketing Celebrity Skills Challenge

Saturday, October 11th | Noon - 3pm

It's the challenge to end all challenges! 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

Saturday, October 11th

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 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 (details coming soon).

Space Shuttle Blake

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. Blake is 43' long, 27' wide and 17' high when fully extended. Don't miss your opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind exhibit presented by FLYLVIA.

Oktoberfest Dekorative Bier Fass Wettbewerb (Decorative Beer Barrel Competition)


Sarah Bolluyt
**Hence Bollinger and Steve Cunic
Liz Magno
Gina DeNave
Alicia VanDerSluis
Tatiana L. Hernadez
Maritza Mendez-Reinbold
Lauren Kuhn
**Holly Fields-Scott and Nevada Scott

** Denotes collaboration

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