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August 22, 2017

Great Northwest Octoberfest - Whitefish, Montana

Posted by: Jennifer Fisher

Great Northwest Octoberfest - Whitefish, Montana

Great Northwest Octoberfest

September 28 - 30

October 5 - 7

Thursday from 5-11pm
Friday from 5-11pm
Saturday from 12n-11pm

What a fabulous way to end the summer. This local community event is so much fun!

Kandahar Lodge is open through September 30th so get your lederhosen on and head on over to celebrate all things German (and a few that are just Whitefish). You can come on your own but it is really more fun with friends so bring them, too. The second weekend, bring 20 people or more and we will open Kandahar Lodge just for your group. Yes! That is right - 10 rooms rented will open the doors. The room rates couldn't be better, starting at $129/room/night including breakfast. If you opt to come in October and have Kandahar all to yourselves, the room rates are $99/night. Tax to be added and no charge for the FUN.

Here is a link to the event Great Northwest Octoberfest and here is the schedule of events:

Great Northwest Oktoberfest TENTATIVE Schedule of Events*
[We will be updating the 2017 schedule as the event gets closer.]

(* Note: subject to change - do not pin your hopes & dreams, bet the farm, and/or plan your vacation around that fact that the scheduled events will take place at the exact times as stated.  It is, at best, a rough estimate.) 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Weekend #1
Thursday, September 28, 2017
  5 p.m.            Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                          Local’s Night – Flathead residents FREE with ID!
  5:30                Back by popular design The Europa Band
  6 p.m.            Keg-Tapping Ceremonies & the arrival of the Oktoberfest Hop Queen
  6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                          Men's Log-Sawing contest
  7 p.m.           Polka, Oom-pah & more The Europa Band
  7:45                Ladies' Log-Sawing
                          Men's Stein-Holding
  8:15                Great dance music  by Europa
  9 p.m.            Men's  & Ladies' Stein-Holding
  9:30                More music by The Europa Band
10:30                Last Call!

 Friday, September 29, 2017
  5 p.m.            Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
  5:30                Great Oktoberfest music by The Europa Band
  6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                          Ladies’ Log-Sawing contest
  7 p.m.            Music by The Europa Band
  7:45                Brat-eating contest: The ‘Wurst’ Minute of Your Life!
                          Men’s Log-Sawing
  8:15                Polka, oom-pah & more by The Europa Band
  9 p.m.            Men's Stein-Holding
                          Ladies’ Stein-Holding
  9:30                Music by Europa
10:30                Last Call!
11 p.m.            Oktoberfest Tent closes 

Saturday, September 30, 2017
12 noon          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                            Kids' Day activities begin
12:30                Great German music by The Bavarian Echoes
  1:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                          Ladies Stein-Holding
  2 p.m.            Polka, waltzes & more by The Bavarian Echoes
  2:45                Kids’ Day Chicken Dance Championships
  3:15                Oom-pah by The Bavarian Echoes
  4 p.m.             Mens’ Mountain Climbing Races
                           Ladies’ Stein-Holding 
  4:30                Music by The Bavarian Echoes
  5:15                Ladies’ Mountain Climbing Races
                           Men’s Stein-Holding
  5:45                Get your polka on with The Europa Band
  6 p.m.             Rocky Mountain Keg-Hurling Championships
  6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                           Mens’ Log-Sawing
  7 p.m.             Music by The Europa Band
  7:45                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                           Ladies’ Log-Sawing
  8:15                Chicken dance & polka with The Europa Band
  9 p.m.            Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                           Mens’ Stein-Holding
  9:30                Great dance music by Europa!
10:30                Last Call!

 Weekend #2
Thursday, October 5, 2017
  5 p.m.          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                        Bavarian Business Night – Free admission from 5-7 pm with your Flathead Valley business card!
  5:30                Back by popular demand – The Western Senators
  6 p.m.             Keg-Tapping Ceremonies & the arrival of the Oktoberfest Hop Queen
  6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                           Ladies’ Log-Sawing
  7 p.m.            Great dance music by The Western Senators
  7:45                2016 Hop Queen Pageant & Stein-Holding               
                           Men’s Log-Sawing
8:15                  Rollicking Oktoberfest music with The Western Senators!
9 p.m.              7th Annual Whitefish Waitress Races
                          Crowning of the Hop Queen
  9:30                Great dance music by The Western Senators
10:30                Last Call!
11 p.m.             Oktoberfest Tent closes

 Friday, October 6, 2017
  5 p.m.             Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
  5:30                Dance to the sounds of The Western Senators!
  6:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                        Ladies’ Log-Sawing contest
  7 p.m.            Dance to the Oktoberfest sounds of  The Western Senators
  7:45                Ladies’ Stein-Holding
                        Men’s Log-Sawing
  8:15                Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators
  9 p.m.             Men's Stein-Holding Contest
                        Ladies’ Stein-Holding
  9:30                Great Oktoberfest music by The Western Senators
  10:30              Last Call!
  11 p.m.           Oktoberfest Tent closes 

Saturday, October 7, 2017
  11 a.m.           Montessori School Pumpkin Patch opens … pumpkins, kids’ activities and more!
  12 noon          Oktoberfest Bigtop & Beer Garden open!
                            Seniors’ Day @ Oktoberfest – 60 & over admitted FREE until 5 p.m.
  12:30              Great German music by The Bavarian Echoes
  1:30                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                           Ladies Stein-Holding
  2 p.m.             Polka, waltzes & more by The Bavarian Echoes
  2:45                Kids’ Day Chicken Dance Championships
  3:15                Oom-pah by The Bavarian Echoes
  4 p.m.             Mens’ Mountain Climbing Races
                            Ladies’ Stein-Holding
  4:30                Music by The Bavarian Echoes
  5:15                Ladies’ Mountain Climbing Races
                        Men’s Stein-Holding
  5:45                Great German music by The Western Senators
  6 p.m.             World Keg-Hurling Championships
  6:30                Ladies’ Stein-Holding contest
                        Mens’ Log-Sawing
  7 p.m.             Dance to music by The Western Senators
  7:45                Mens’ Stein-Holding contest
                        Ladies’ Log-Sawing
  8:15                Polka, western swing & more by The Western Senators
  9 p.m.             Hofbrau Brewery’s National Stein-Holding Championships …
  9:30                One last spin on the dance floor with The Western Senators!
10:30                Last Call!
11 p.m.             Oktoberfest closes … see you next year!

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