OWA’s Oktoberfest celebration is Oct. 1

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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OWA’s entertainment district will hold its second annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 1.

Participants will experience traditional Oktoberfest-themed live music, dancing, and entertainment. Plus, enjoy your fill of delicious food and beverage specials available at select Downtown OWA restaurants.

Are you interested in competing for cash? Get your team of four together and register for the Oktoberfest Gauntlet featuring German-inspired beer games in Downtown OWA. This mix of traditional beer games includes Stein Holding, Thumb Wrestling, Pretzel Eating and Stein Racing. We’re giving away $1,600 in prize money for first, second and third-place teams. Pre-register your team and get four free Oktoberfest t-shirts to wear during the event. Registration is available online at VisitOWA.com

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Those not looking to compete in the games can enjoy a variety of German food and beverage options and immerse themselves in German entertainment. Local artisans will be spread throughout the streets of Downtown OWA from 2-6 p.m. Clog Wild cloggers kick off the live entertainment on OWA Island beginning at 3:30 p.m., with The Brats polka band taking the OWA Island stage at 5:30 p.m.

OWA’s Downtown entertainment district is open to pedestrians only, with a plethora of entertainment in a walkable area. For those who enjoy delicious food, fall weather, a little friendly competition, and fabulous entertainment, then OWA’s Oktoberfest is the perfect place to kick off the season. Hours and dates for all Oktoberfest activities are subject to change. Detailed information and a full schedule of events can be found online at VisitOWA.com.