Oktoberfest Lakeport will be held Saturday, October 5.
11am - We kick off Oktoberfest on the Stage with the first beer featuring our inaugural chicken dance with FestMeister Tony Barthel
- Dogs can register for the costume contest which will be open to all dogs. Dachshunds can also register for the Dachshund Derby - see our Dachshund Derby Page for specific details.
- Check out the beer stein contest in our beer stein contest - check out the entrants at the Game Shop in Lakeport.
Noon-2pm - Enjoy the terrific sounds of Showcase the Band on our main stage. The trio has been rehearsing a special selection of Oktoberfest favorites and interactive songs so you won't want to miss this fun and lively band. Showcase the Band is coming to us all the way from the Little Switzerland restaurant.
Noon-5pm - Craft Beer Tasting. New special pricing - just $20 for full tasting or $30 with a commemorative lanyard and glass - what a deal!
We are planning a very nice selection of breweries to be on hand to share their beers with you and the beer garden pass will give you unlimited tastings from the variety of breweries that we will have on hand. As the date gets closer we will share the names of the breweries that we've secured. In the past we've had beers from Lagunitas, Mendocino Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Company, North Coast Brewing Company as well as smaller craft breweries like our own Kelsey Creek Brewing Company. Our beer garden is really a who's who of local craft beer brewers.
Moreso, we sell beer by the glass and have other options including local wines and more.
1:30pm - Beer Pong and Cornhole competitions in Museum Park. We're bringing a new contest in this year. We have a page that explains our version of beer pong. $10 entry fee per team per competition. 100% prizes are 100% payback of entry fees (so if there are 10 teams in the competition, the prize money is $100). Sign up at the Information Booth at 3rd & Main.
2pm - Contests and Races
- Doggie Costume Contest. We will engage the audience for their favorite costume. Cash prizes for winners. All dog breeds are welcome in the costume contest. There is no charge to enter the doggie costume contest and there is a $50 first prize; a Rainbow Ag gift bag for second place and $20 for third place.
- People's Costume contest. There will be both adult and children's version of this. Don your dirndl or lay out those lederhosen, but come dressed for some fun. Awards will be based on audience vote. There is no charge to enter and we have three cash prizes; $50 for male adult, $50 for female adult (13 and older) and $50 for kids' costumes by audience vote.
- Dachshund Derby. Check the Dachshund Derby page for more information. The Dachshund Derby will happen after the costume contests in the doggie contest area.
3-5pm - Showcase the Band comes back to the Main Stage to bring a lively sound to Oktoberfest-Lakeport
Ongoing - There will be a variety of contests held by Showcase the Band as well as your FestMeister Tony Barthel on the main stage. Bring your smiles and love of the ridiculous - there will be contests all day.
5pm - Winners of the Stein Contest announced. Beer stein owners will line-up at the Main Stage with their steins with the winners pronounced. Beer steins will be viewable at Game Shop in Lakeport.
6-9pm - Street dance in front of the Museum on the grass and vendor booths down the center of the street. Our street dance will feature Jimi Z Band.
8:30pm - Cash Opportunity drawing. There will be three cash prizes, thanks to Jimi Z and the Golden Gate Meat Company - $250; $250 and $500. Winner need not be present to win - you may purchase raffle tickets throughout the day or in advance. Click Here for more information.
Ongoing Activities and Contests
There will be a opportunity drawing ongoing throughout Oktoberfest sponsored by Jimmy Z and the Golden Gate Meat Company. Purchase your tickets at the Information Booth for a chance to win cash prizes of $250, $250 and $500! Winner need not be present and this is a great opportunity. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of the Street Dance at 9pm.
Contests and Games
Participants in all our contests will be able to sign-up the day of the Oktoberfest at the main stage. There is no cost to participate and the contests are suitable for all ages.
Throughout the day, there will be all sorts of music. We have two great bands on tap for this event, accordion players and more.
Follow Michael Maffei as he walks through the shops and vendors playing accordion throughout the day.
Bring your favorite beer stein for an audience vote. Steins will be on display in the windows of the Game Shop in Lakeport all day. Vote for your favorite or bring yours and see how you do. Details here.