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2018 St. Paul Oktoberfest

Special Events (Gemütlichkeit)Oktoberfest023

Bed Races
Just for fun, race a bed against other groups to win special prizes. Co-ed groups of pre-teens to adults are targeted and encouraged to enter.

Saturday, September 15th, 2018
• 1:30
• 2:30
• 3:30

Pre-registration is available until August 31, 2018. Please complete one registration per participating team.


Dachshund Races 
Come race your beloved pooch, both purebreds and mixed breeds.

Saturday, September 15, 2018:
• 1pm – Purebread Dachshund Race – HURDLES
• 2pm – Purebread Dachshund Race – DASHES
• 3pm – Mixed Dachshund Race – HURDLES and DASHES

Pre-registration is available until August 31, 2018.

**NEW** Steinheben (found on the Main Stage)
Come test your strength at this traditional Munich-style strong person competition on our Main Stage.
Saturday, September 15
Qualifiing rounds are: 12:30, 1:45, 2:45
Competition: 5:00pm
Award ceremony is at 7:00pm on the Main Stage.

**NEW** Human Glockenspiel (found on the Cultural Stage)
Come and watch the crazy antics of a real life clock.
Saturday, September 15 at 2:15, 3:30, 6:30 and 6:45.

Event Tours

1. Walking Tours of German Schmidt Brewery Neighborhood. (Meet at Cultural Stage)
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic Schmidt Brewery neighborhood and learn about early German residents and early breweries. Hear Daniel Darts’ (Minnesota History Society) colorful stories about the neighborhood and how it has evolved over the years to become a model of urban Renaissance. Tours are free.
Tour 1. 11:20
Tour 2. 12:45

Kinderland (Kid’s Karneval)

Our Kinderland is provided by All Around Fun complete with classic games and  attractions.  The Kinderland will be open and running on Saturday, September 15th only, so please stop by and have some “FUN!”


Wedding Celebration
On Saturday, September 15th at 5:30 on the Cultural Stage. Come dressed in European attire to help us celebrate the wedding of Georgia Schneider and Connor Mundt.

Authentic Munich Entertainment
Held on our main stage.
• Stein Holding Contest
• Beer Chug
• Yodeling Contest
• Wiener Dog Limbo

Operation Warm
Saint Paul Fire Local 21 will host a game of Nails and Ales – a nail hitting game on a stump. $2 per nail and proceeds go to their charity “Operation Warm” which buys new coats for St. Paul and Minneapolis students.