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Newport Oktoberfest

September 22 - 24, 2023
Newport's Festival Park



FREE ADMISSION

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Just down the steps from
The Newport Aquarium at the Levee

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“Oans, zwoa, drei, gsuffa!” “One, two, three, drink!” 

 

Newport Oktoberfest is back, and it's bigger and better than ever! Mark your calendars for a weekend filled with the sights, sounds, and flavors of this beloved German festival. From September 22nd to 24th, join us at the breathtaking Newport Festival Park at the Levee to partake in a celebration like no other.

 

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you step into the world of Newport Oktoberfest. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from heart-pounding competitions to toe-tapping music. At Newport Oktoberfest 2023, attendees can expect:

 

Traditional Oktoberfest Activities - Engage in a variety of traditional Oktoberfest activities that will transport you straight to Germany. Participate in the thrilling Stein Hoist competition, test your lumberjack skills at the Log Sawing contest, and showcase your accuracy in Hammerschlagen. Don't miss out on the Brat Tossing and the lively Chicken Dancing that will keep the fun flowing. And let's not forget the traditional German wedding, a sight to behold!

 

Free Admission and Live Music - Delight in the sounds of traditional Oktoberfest tunes performed by a talented lineup of local and regional bands. Get ready to dance the night away to the lively beats and immerse yourself in the authentic atmosphere of Newport Oktoberfest.

 

When it comes to German beer, the options are as diverse and enticing as the country's rich cultural heritage. One notable brew is Christian Moerlein, a brewery steeped in tradition and known for its distinctive flavors. They have received numerous awards and recognition for their exceptional creations. Another prominent brand, Little Kings, captivates beer enthusiasts with its iconic small bottles and smooth taste. Beyond these classics, Hudi Delight is making waves with its innovative brewing techniques and unique flavors, earning accolades and rave reviews. And let's not forget the wide array of other noteworthy German beer options. 

 

Newport Oktoberfest is a haven for food lovers seeking the ultimate Bavarian cuisine experience. With a menu brimming with German-inspired dishes, this culinary hotspot satisfies the cravings of even the most discerning palates. Sink your teeth into the Bavarian sausage, tantalizing with its robust flavors and expertly crafted recipe that has been passed down for generations. For a taste of German street food, indulge in the currywurst, where juicy sausage meets a heavenly curry sauce, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors that will transport you straight to the streets of Berlin. Craving a classic? Look no further than the Reuben sandwich, a towering masterpiece that layers corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on perfectly toasted rye bread. Dive into the world of Goetta with the unique Goetta balls, crispy on the outside and full of savory goodness on the inside. The Oktoberfest pretzel, with its generous size and soft texture, pairs perfectly with savory cheese for a delightful snack or appetizer. But it doesn't end there - prepare to be enchanted by the indulgent Bavarian cream puff, filled with velvety vanilla cream. And for those with a sweet tooth, Superbrat also offers an array of traditional German pastries, from flaky strudels bursting with apple or cherry fillings to innovative creations highlighting the versatility of Goetta, such as Goetta Mac & Cheese or Goetta Corn Dogs. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, don't forget to save room for the beloved funnel cakes, a sweet treat that adds the perfect finishing touch to your culinary journey. 

 

"Newport Oktoberfest is the highlight of the year for us, and we can't wait to bring the joy and excitement of this beloved festival to Newport," says Event Organizer, David Wertheim. "We have an incredible lineup of performers that will keep the energy high and create an unforgettable experience for attendees.

For sponsor, food, or other vendor information please email David@coldironeventrentals.com

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Friday, September 22
5 - 11pm

5:00-7:30 pm:

Bier Her Mini Band

 

8:00-11:00 pm:

The Festmeisters

Saturday, September 23
Noon - 11pm

12:00-3:15 pm:

John Keene Duo

 

3:45-7:15 pm:

The Festmeisters

 

7:45-11:00 pm

Smitte Schapps

Sunday, September 24
Noon - 7pm

12:00-2:00 pm:

Pete Wagner Band

2:30-4:30 pm:

Smittie Schnapps

 

5:00-7:00 pm:

Bier Her Mini Band

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MENU

  • Superbrat

  • Bavarian sausage

  • Currywurst 

  • Hot dog

  • Reuben sandwich

  • French fries

  • Goetta balls

  • Limburger

  • Oktoberfest pretzel with cheese

  • German pastries

  • Goetta Mac & Cheese

  • Goetta Corn Dogs

  • Goetta Mountain

  • Funnel cakes

  • Feather fries

  • Apple & cherry strudel

  • And much more!

BIER

Bier
Contests
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 CONTESTS

Chicken dancing

Unleash your inner chicken on the dance floor.

Hammerschlagen

Put your handyman skills to the test as you nail into a wooden beam.

Beer stein holding

Show off your muscles and your love for beer.

Log sawing

How hard could it really be?

Brat toss

Gentle hands and precise tossing are all it takes to keep it off the ground!

Friday

6:15-6:30pm Brat Toss

7:30-8pm Stein Holding

8:45-9pm Chicken Dance

9:45-10pm Log Sawing

Saturday

1-1:15pm Hammerschlagen

2-2:15pm Brat Toss

3:15-3:45pm Stein Holding

5-5:15pm Enzian Dancers

6-6:15pm Enzian Dancers

7:15-7:45pm Wedding

8:45-9pm Chicken Dance

9:45-10pm Brat Toss

Sunday

1:15-1:30pm Brat Toss

2:30-3pm Stein Holding

4:15-4:30pm Chicken Dance

5:30-6pm Hammerschlagen

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