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Galena Oktoberfest

Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at 9:00am

Depot Park
Highway 20 and Park Avenue
Galena, IL 61036

The 13th annual Galena Oktoberfest will feature 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.

Oktoberfest is a fun-filled day from non-stop live music to family-friendly wiener dog races and hearty German-inspired food to thirst quenching brews.

Schedule of Events:
9 am - 11 am: Midwest Health & Fitness Center 5K Walk/Run - starts & ends at Galena River Trail/Depot Park
11:00 - 3:00 pm: 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
Noon - 8 pm: Galena Oktoberfest merchandise for sale, while supplies last
Noon - 10 pm: Food Service by Victory Cafe & Catering
Noon - 10 pm: Food Service by Orchard landing
12:30 pm: Polka Dance Lessons with Tim & Kathy
1:00 pm: National Anthem with Wayne Messmer
1:00 pm: Raising of the American Flag by the Galena Fire Department
1:10 pm: Wiener Dog Parade & Call to the Post
1:30 pm: Wiener Dog Races begin
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Live music with The Goodtime Dutchmen band
3:30 pm: Wiener Dog Championship Races
4:30 pm: Polka Dance Lessons with Tim & Kathy
To Follow Races - Galena Oktoberfest Poster Art Auction
To Follow Races - Beer Stein Endurance Contest
To Follow Races - Bean Bag Tournament
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Live Music With Back Seat Betty      

Wiener Dog Schedule:

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


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

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