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Great Northwest Oktoberfest
October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
That’s right, the Great Northwest Oktoberfest in beautiful Whitefish, Montana, is back for 2022, bigger and better than ever!
Join us for six big days (and nights!) of great German food, drink, music and dancing, crazy contests, food trucks, artists, crafters and more!
We’re still putting the finishing touches on our “official” event schedule and ticketing portal, so check back often for the latest updates!
Thursday, Sept. 22 5 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24 12 noon to 11 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 29 5 to 11 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30 5 to 11 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1 12 noon to 11 p.m.
The Great Northwest Oktoberfest is set to return to Depot Park in beautiful downtown Whitefish this year, with plenty of free parking available in-and-around the downtown area!
Admission is $8; kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a parent.
Get ready for authentic German beer, food, music and dancing, with entertainment provided by Europa — one of America’s most sought-after Oktoberfest band — as well as Pech und Schwefel, direct from the Austrian Alps!
Then it’s time for you to get into act, by entering one of our hourly audience participation contests, like log sawing, stein holding or chicken dancing. And don’t forget …
Thursday, Sept 22 is “Locals Night” — Flathead County residents (with valid ID) get in free of charge for our Opening Night extravaganza!
Saturday, Sept. 24 is “Family Day” — Kids 12 and under (with parents) get in free for a full afternoon of festivities outdoors in the Oktoberfest Beer Garden
Oktoberfest is chock full of fun contests & activities on both weekends!
There are tons of crazy contests to participate in or to just watch from the sidelines, cheering your favorite contestant on to victory! We’ll have:
Stein Holding (Mens’ & Womens’)
Log Sawing (Mens’ & Womens’)
Kid’s Chicken Dance Contests [Sat. Sept. 25 at 2:45pm]
There’s no entry fee, and participants can sign up 1/2 hour before each contest at the table to the right of the Oktoberfest stage. (No sign up necessary for the Chicken Dance Contest.)
Sept. 28-29 — The 2022 Oktoberfest Hop Queen Pageant
Join us at the Firebrand Hotel on from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 28 for the “Hop Queen Qualifier,” to meet the Hop Queen candidates and enjoy music by Pech und Schlefel. Then be in under the Bigtop on Thursday Sept. 29 to see who gets crowned!
Oct. 1 — Men’s and Ladies Stein-Holding Grand Championships
Be in front of the Main Stage at 9 p.m. sharp, when the top finishers from this year’s stein-holding competitions square-off for the “Grand Championships,” and a shot a winning a spot in next year’s Hofbrau Stein-Holding National Championships in New York City!