Galena Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm


12th annual Galena Oktoberfest will feature a Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg; non-stop live music; wiener dog races; polka lessons and dancing; bean bag tournament; beer stein endurance contest;
bounce house & pumpkin decorating, for the kids; lots of food and beer.

Schedule of Events:

9 am - 11 am: Midwest Health & Fitness Center 5K Walk/Run - starts & ends at Galena River Trail/Depot Park
11 am: Live music begins with the Jim Busta Band
11:30 - 4:00 pm: New Glarus Alphorners - George Albright & Heinz Mattmann
Noon: Cannon start and Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg
Noon - 1 pm: Wiener Dog Registration
Noon - 4 pm: Registration for Beer Stein Endurance Contest and Bean Bag Tournament
Noon - 6 pm: Bounce House/Art Station for the kids
Noon - 6 pm: Food Service by Galena Elks Club
Noonn - 8 pm: Galena Oktoberfest merchandise for sale, while supplies last
Noon - 10 pm: Food Service by Cynthia's Extra Batch, & Victory Cafe & Catering
12:30 pm: Polka Dance Lessons with Tim & Kathy
1:10 pm: Wiener Dog Parade & Call to the Post
1:30 pm: Wiener Dog Races begin
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm: Live music with The Goodtime Dutchmen band
4:00 pm: Wiener Dog Championship Races
4:25 pm: Galena Oktoberfest Poster Art Auction
4:30 pm: Polka Dance Lessons with Tim & Kathy
4:30 pm: Beer Stein Endurance Contest
5:00 pm: Bean Bag Tournament
6 pm - 10 pm: Live music with Derty Rice      

Wiener Dog Schedule:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Wiener Dog Registration
1:10 pm: Call to the Post and Wiener Dog Parade
1:30 pm: Best Dressed Male & Female Wiener Dog event
1:45 pm: Begin Heat Races (three divisions: Puppy, Adult & Senior)
3:30 pm: Semifinal Races for all three divisions
4:00 pm: Legends Race (all previous champions)
4:05 pm: Senior Championship Race
4:10 pm: Puppy Championship Race
4:15 pm: Adult Championship Race


Adults & Teens -$5.00
Children 12 and younger - FREE
(Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Free use of bounce house & games for kids

Carry-ins are NOT allowed!