It’s that time of year again! Time to put away those shorts and flip flops and unpack your lederhosen, because summer has come to an end and Oktoberfest is here. This year, Oktoberfest near Allentown, PA offers a free, authentic German festival with Pennsylvania flair! You don’t want to miss this fun filled weekend full of German food, live music, and fun and friendly competition.
Steel Stacks Oktoberfest
Being held September 30th-October 2nd and October 7th-9th, this year’s Oktoberfest held once again at the historic SteelStacks campus at 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem, PA. Since 2011, this authentic German Oktoberfest has been providing eastern Pennsylvania with tons of great food, delicious craft beer, and lots of fun and unique Oktoberfest activities. Some of the highlights of the festival include:
- Brewers’ Village – Sample more than 25 different beers including seasonal offerings by some of the state’s best breweries. For the price of $25 ($20 for ArtsQuest Members), you get a 2-hour tasting and a commemorative sampling mug.
- Dachshund Races – Held on the Sunday of each weekend, this Oktoberfest brings you the dash of the Dachshund! The race is welcome to all dogs who “resemble a dachshund” so those who register their dogs are asked to make their best breed judgment. All pre-registered dogs will receive a treat package and Oktoberfest leash bag!
- Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K – The race kicks off at 10:30am on October 2nd, starting and ending at the Yuengling Festhalle tent inside the Oktoberfest grounds. This 5K Run/Walk event Is a great way to get out and get active while enjoying German-themed elements throughout the course!
- The Hasselhoff-Off – Can you do a great David Hasselhoff impression? If so, time to share your talents at the all new Hasselhoff-Off competition being held on October 7th! With a slow-motion running contest, simulated Barbie beach rescue, and a “Knight Rider” car-conversation contest, there are sure to be many laughs at this wacky and unpredictable contest!
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