What would an Oktoberfest be without the contests! Here’s our 2014 line up:
2:00 – German-American Idol Yodeling Contest
4:00 – Polka Contest
6:00 - Strongman/Strongwoman Contest
7:00 – Biggest Beer Belly Contest
2:30 – German-American Idol Yodeling Contest
3:30 – Polka Context
4:00 – Strongman/Strongwoman Contest
Bands in Festhall
Saturday - 12:00 – 4:30 pm
Enzian Musikanten – www.delawaresaengerbund.org
The Enzian Musikanten was developed from the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe dance group. The band has been performing at German events and Oktoberfest celebrations since 2010. They started because of their love of German music and dance. Actually, you will find some of the band members on the dance floor entertaining crowds with the dancers.
Saturday - 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm AND Sunday - 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Mike and the Continentals - www.polkasarecool.com
Mike and the Continentals have been entertaining crowds since May of 1972 featuring many different ethnic styles of polka and waltz music. They have created a special niche in the music work and have performed throughout the United States at Festivals, Dances, Concerts, Radio/TV and on several cruises.
Entertainers/Dancers in Festhall
Saturday, noon - 5:00 pm
Enzian Volkstanzgruppe -www.delawaresaengerbund.org
The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe is a Bavarian Volkstanz and Schuhplattler group founded in 1968. The object of the EVTG is to promote and preserve German folk dancing in the interest of assisting the Delaware Sängerbund and Library Association, Inc. in its aim to promote German customs and traditions.
Sunday noon - 6:00 pm
Bairisch und Steierisch - www.fredricksen.org
The Bairisch und Steierisch is a Bavarian & Austrian Dance Company. All of the dancers have a history of self, family and ancestors over many generations and on two continents, sharing their love of dancing from the Bavarian culture (Schuhplattler) and the Austrian culture (folk dances). This group has entertained the entire Metropolitan Washington DC area for over 35 years.
Outside Beer Garden
Saturday AND Sunday from noon – 4:30 pm
Liab Und Schneid – www.lusmusik.com
Liab Und Schneid is the mid Atlantic’s premier duo for authentic German Alpine Music (echte Volksmusik), the traditional entertainment and dance music of the mountains of Austria, Bavaria and South Tyrol.
Saturday - 5:30pm – 9:30 pm
TKO Band – www.tkoband.net
The TKO band has been performing songs from a variety of artists since 1994. Not only does TKO play German music including polkas and waltzes, they have a great mix of Swing, Country, Rock, Jazz and much more. TKO will satisfy all age groups. They are going to “mix it up” in the beer garden!
Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00PM & Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM
All Day Activities
Giant Moon Bounce
Scarecrow making and photo booth (bring your cameras)
Zumba Dance Instructors