2014 Great Northwest Oktoberfest

 Sept 25-27 and Oct 2-4, 2014 
Depot Park 
Whitefish, Montana
(406) 862-3501
Dates & Times:
2014 Great Northwest Oktoberfest Event Information
Location:
First Weekend: 
Thursday, September 25:  5 pm to 11 pm
Friday, September 26: 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, September 27: 12 noon to 11 pm
 
Second Weekend:
Thursday, October 2: 5 pm to 11 pm
Friday, October 3: 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday, October 4: 12 noon to 11 pm
 
The Great Northwest Oktoberfest takes place under the “Oktoberfest Bigtop” in Depot Park, located in the heart of downtown Whitefish, Montana. Depot Park is located on the corner of Spokane Ave. and Railroad St., in front of the historic Whitefish Train Depot.
Admission:
Admission is just $4 per day.  Kids under 12 (accompanied by a parent) are free.
 
Thursday, Sept 25th is “Locals Night” – if you bring an ID that shows you are a Flathead Valley resident you get in FREE!
 
Saturday, October 4th is Senior’s Day” – Oktoberfest goers 60 yrs old and better get in FREE until 5 pm!
 
So what do you get for your 4 bucks?  You get all-day access into the Oktoberfest Bigtop where you can purchase all kinds of German beer, food and souvenirs as well as access to our beer garden. Plus, you’ll be entertained by great German music & you can chicken dance your lederhosen off!  You also get to watch some of the craziest contests around like log sawing, keg throwing, stein holding & waitress races.
For the complete schedule of events visit our “Schedule” page*
* subject to change
Beer!
It isn’t Oktoberfest with out beer, beer and more beer!  At the 2014 Oktoberfest we’ll be serving:
 
From Whitefish’s own Great Northern Brewing Co:
  • Great Northern Oktoberfest
  • Wheatfish (Hefeweizen)
  • Stammtisch (First Weekend)
  • Frog Hop (Second Weekend)
And three German beers, all brewed by Warsteiner:
  • Pilsner (Premium)
  • Dunkel (Dark Lager)
  • Oktoberfest (Marzen)
 
Wine, water & soda will also be available for non-beer drinkers
Music!
It also isn’t Oktoberfest with out polkas, oom-pahs & chicken dancing!  Last year’s musical entertainment was provided by:
 
Western Senators:
​Music for the first weekend, the Western Senators returned for more rollicking polkas, oom-pah and western swing from our Canadian neighbors. If you attended last year’s Great Northwest Oktoberfest you know how much fun they are. For info on the Western Senators got to: http://www.westernsenators.com/.
 
Europa: 
Music for weekend #2 was provided by Europa. Specializing in European folk music these guys will have your toes tapping until you can’t help but get out on the dance floor. They played Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Check out the band and their music at: http://www.theeuropaband.com/
 
Bavarian Echoes:
The Flathead Valley’s own Bavarian Echoes played each Saturday afternoon of Oktoberfest. They know how to get Oktoberfest warmed up with their great Oom-pahs and Polkas and always blow the crowd away with their authentic alpine horns.
Food!
Those beers need something to wash down!  We have old favorites and some new dishes in the 2014 Oktoberfest Cafe – YUM!
 
Sauerbraten
Authentic German style pot roast platter made with ginger snaps
 
Wurstplatte
Locally handmade Flathead raised Elk, German & traditional beer style bratwursts platter
 
All platters served with a choice of sauerkraut or sweet & sour kraut & spaetzle or German potato salad

Traditional Beer Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
 
Smoked Elk Bratwurst
¼ lb. locally handmade Flathead raised elk and pork bratwurst piled high with sauerkraut
 
Schinken-Sandwich
Black forest ham, Sauerkraut & Munster cheese on a pretzel roll

Käse & Fleisch Plattenteller  
​Assorted cheeses & cured meats with bread & crackers – serves 4

Individual sides
 – A side of sauerkraut or sweet & sour kraut
 – A side of spaetzle or German potato salad
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