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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.

 

Event Tours
1. Tours of Jacob Schmidt Brewery & Artist Lofts.
The historic Schmidt Brewery property is one of the finest examples of castle-like Germanic architecture in the United States. On this tour you will learn about the history of the Schmidt Brewery and how the property was preserved. All tours are free, but pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. A limited number of same-day registrations will be accepted at the main Information Booth on Saturday, September 15.

 

2. Walking Tours of German Schmidt Brewery Neighborhood.
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic Schmidt Brewery neighborhood and learn about early German residents and early breweries. Hear colorful stories about the neighborhood and how it has evolved over the years to become a model of urban Renaissance. Tours are free, but pre-registration is recommended. A limited number of same-day registrations will be accepted at the main Information Booth on Saturday, September 15.

 

3. Saint Paul’s German Heritage Bus Tour
Tour Saint Paul’s oldest German enclaves the river bluff neighborhoods of the West End and the Westside and discover the amazing legacy of Saint Paul’s German immigrants.
Saturday, September 15
Tour 1.     2 PM to 3 PM
Tour 2.    3 PM to 4 PM

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.

Food and Beverage
Authentic German Food and Paulaner beer.

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.