Third Annual Delano Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 21
N. River Street & River Front Park
$5.00 admission for 21 years plus
Under 21 FREE with accompanying adult.
The first 500 adults recive a commemorative 2019 Oktoberfest mug with their paid admission.
Incement weather location across the river in the River Center.
The Delano Oktoberfest is in its third year & getting better than ever!
The 2018 event hosted to over 3000 people of all ages, 2019 brings some tasty additions & more family fun.
New in 2019;
The big stage. Expanded Oktoberfest Markt. The famous St.Peter Lutheran(home of the German Maifest) German Schnitzel will be cooked up fresh on the spot, there will be a limited amount prepared so don't wait until the end of the day.
Pretzels, St. Peter's homemade apfelstrudel, popcorn & authentic German fare by Deutschland Meats food truck will also be offered. Lupine Brewing Co.Oktoberfest beer as well as many of their other tasty brews will be on hand for drinking & Prosting with your friends.
Non beer drinkers do not despair wine & cider by Milliner Heritage Vineyard(Kimball MN) & a selection of Cutwater cocktails will also be offered along with pop & water.
There will be a main stage featuring The Bavarian Musikmeisters, The Wendinger Band, The Brass Barn Polka Band, & S. G. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers. Go to delanomnoktoberfest.com for full schedule.
The Infamous Accordionist Dale Grove will be performing inside Lupine Brewing Co. from 7pm-11pm leading Oktoberfest revelers in lusty sing alongs & hearty German toasts. Prost!
There will also be an extensive FREE kinderspiel(kids play) area featuring bounce houses, games of skill & excitement with Oktoberfest prizes upon completion of your Spielkarten.
At 7pm the Kinderspiel area will shut down leaving the adults to continue the revelry with Prosting, sining, dancing & random bier games!
Sauerpower Kraut Kontest from 2pm-4pm, public sampling & voting $1.00/person.
Submit your best sauerkraut or pickled red cabbage for sampling & judging, $5.00 entry fee per item.
Entries & fee must be received by judges by 1:30 pm. Bring entries to the white tent on the River Front between 1pm & 1:30 pm, no pre registration necessary.
Winner will be announced & prize money will be awarded at 4:30pm on the main stage.
A special J. Carver Distilling Co(Waconia MN)/Lupine Brewing Co. Gin Barrel Aged Oktoberfest keg will be blessed & tapped in the old tradition on the river front @ 7pm.
After the blessing & taping enjoy samples of some of J. carver Distilling's premium offerings.
The "Kaiser's" Canon will fire celebratory rounds at random times just as int he old days!
All of this could not be done with out the hard work & dedication of many area non profit partners & business supporters.
A hearty PROST! & Danke schoen to St. Peter Lutheran-Watertown, Lupine Brewing Co, Niccum Docks, Five Tech, Bauer Design Build, Delano Rental, Randy's Sanitation, RE/MAX Edge-Vanderlinde Group, Minnesota Lakes Bank, Delano CVS, J. Carver Distilling, The ReFoundery, Deutschland Meats, Foster Brothers Marine, Bagy Jo, Bauman Insurance, Stahlke Bus Services. CorTrust Bank, The Flower Farm, Thrivent Financial, Absolute Automotive, Dave's Town Club, Delano Dairy Queen. Harwood's Body Shop, Rieder Meat Market, Caliber Home Loans. Non Profit Partners-Delano Jaycees, Delano Lions Club, Delano Lacrosse, Delano Music Boosters & Spielmannszug MN. Non profit partners receive a portion of the proceeds for their assistance.