Oktoberfest schedule

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This is what we have from 2011. Look for updates as we get closer.
Oktoberfest Lakeport will be held Saturday, October 6, 2012. 

Main Street

11am - We kick off Oktoberfest, 2011 on the MediaCom Stage with the first beer featuring our inaugural chicken dance with 

  FestMeister Tony Barthel
  Dachshunds can register for the costume contest and Dachshund Derby at the Information Booth

11:30 - Doggie Costume Contest. We will engage the audience for their favorite dachshund costume. Cash prizes for winners. 

Noon - Dachshund Derby sponsored by Rainbow Ag. Check the Dachshund Derby page for more information. 

1-5pm - Enjoy the terrific sounds of Showcase the Band on our MediaCom Stage. The trio has been rehearsing a special selection of Oktoberfest favorites and interactive songs so you won't want to miss this fun and lively band. Showcase the Band is coming to us all the way from the Little Switzerland restaurant. 

Ongoing - There will be a variety of contests held by Showcase the Band as well as your FestMeister Tony Barthel on the main stage. Bring your smiles and love of the ridiculous - there will be contests all day. 

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1-4pm - Microbrew Tasting. For $20 you can taste as few or as many of the fine microbrews that we have on hand as you wish. There will be over 15 micro brews from breweries including: Bear Republic, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, Mad river, Mendocino, Sierra Nevada, Shock Top & Kona Firerock. Wow!

2pm - Costume contest. There will be both adult and children's version of this. Don your dirndl or lay out those lederhosen, but come dressed for some fun. Awards will be based on audience vote. 

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4pm - Winners of the Stein Contest announced

5-6pm - Duckie Derby sponsored by the Featherbed Railroad! Check out our Rubber Duckie Regatta page for more information. 

6-10pm will have a street dance in front of the Museum on the grass and vendor booths down the center of the street. Our street dance will feature Jimi Z Band. 

9pm - Cash Opportunity drawing. There will be three cash prizes, thanks to Jimi Z and the Golden Gate Meat Company - $250; $250 and $500. Winner need not be present to win - you may purchase raffle tickets throughout the day. 

Ongoing Activities and Contests


There will be a raffle ongoing throughout Oktoberfest sponsored by Jimmy Z and the Golden Gate Meat Company. Purchase your tickets at the Information Booth for a chance to win cash prizes of $250, $250 and $500! Winner need not be present and this is a great opportunity. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Street Dance at 9pm. 

Oktoberfest Radio 

We will have our own radio station for Oktoberfest where you can tune-in to all the Oktoberfest sounds. An FM radio tuned to 88.7 will get you Oktoberfest. Broadcast should reach all of downtown Lakeport. 

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Contests and Games

With the exception of the Stein Contest, participants in all our contests will be able to sign-up the day of the Oktoberfest at the main stage. There is no cost to participate and the contests are suitable for all ages. 

Throughout the day, there will be all sorts of music. We have local bands already on tap for this event, accordion players and more. If you have live music that you would like heard at our Oktoberfest, contact us today!

Strolling Accordion

Follow Michael Maffei as he walks through the shops and vendors playing accordion throughout the day. 

Stein Contest

Bring your favorite beer stein for an audience vote. Steins will be on display in the windows of the One Stop Party Shop in Lakeport all day. Vote for your favorite or bring yours and see how you do. 


Dachshund Derby Wiener Dog Races!

Sign-up your dachshund for a run around an obstacle course in our Dachshund Derby. Wiener dog races are a lot of fun and we'll have them. Check back often for times and specifics. We'd also recommend that your doggie get registered for the races in advance. 

Stein Holding

You've been working on those muscles and, honestly, how heavy can a stein full of beer (well, water) be? Test your strength in this steinload of fun!


Come on, you know you have the voice for it. Or, at least, your spouse tells you you're loud. How hard can it be? 

Pretzel Eating

No explanation necessary, just a hearty appetite!

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