Galena Oktoberfest – 16th Annual

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    12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Price:$10 – Adults & Teens.

Free – Children 12 & younger

Time:12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Family Fun, Live Polka Music, Wiener Dog Racing, plus German-style Food and Beer, headline this years popular event!

This 16th annual event will begin at noon with a cannon blast, tapping of the keg, and polka music. Main attractions will be the wiener dog races, polka music and dancing lessons, non-stop live music, and games for adults and children.

There’s something for everyone at Galena Oktoberfest. The wiener dog races will follow the raising of the flag by the Galena Fire Department and the singing of the national anthem. The big tent will feature plenty of seating with polka music, dance floor, and polka dancing lessons.

A children’s activity area is clearly designated, providing pumpkin decorating and games.

Music can be heard from the big tent, by The Goodtime Dutchmen band from southeastern Wisconsin. The dance floor is ready to receive participants, and the food vendors are serving. The Potosi Rolling Bar is set up by the racetrack, ready to provide root beer and a variety of brews. Oktoberfest merchandise will be for sale, including t- shirts, posters, and mugs. All food and beer are available with tickets, and tickets are sold at $1 each at the booth.

During the event, two talented musicians from New Glarus, Wisconsin will occasionally play some beautiful music on the alpenhorns. George & Heinz have been performing at this event for many years, and patrons enjoy their contributions. New Earth Animals will have toys and treats for sale, and Safe Haven will bring along several dogs available for adoption.

The popular Beer Stein Endurance Contest is also a crowd-pleaser. This competition involves holding a 16-ounce full beer mug out in front with a straight arm for as long as possible. There will be a men’s and a women’s competition. There will also be a Bean Bag Tournament for adults. Patrons can sign up, pay a fee, and winners receive prizes.

Hosted by the Galena Lions Club, all proceeds from this event will go back to the community to serve those in need. Pre-registration is required for Wiener Dog Races and Bean Bag Tournament.
*Wagons, wheelchairs, walkers, and all leashed, friendly dogs are welcome.