Saturday, September 30, 2023
12:00 Noon to 10:00pm

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Join us as we celebrate an authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest right here in Downtown Iron Mountain, MI. You and your family will enjoy continuous entertainment, polka dancing, delicious German food, sing-alongs and fun for all.
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We can’t make Oktoberfest happen without volunteers!

Please click on the sign-up button below to get involved.


Twin Lake Trio

The Descendants

Festival Activities

Children’s Area
Brought to you by CCI Systems

Ms. Oktoberfest

Stein Holding


Oktoberfest Activities

Men's and Women's stein holding competition

The stein holding competition is back by popular demand!  It’s free to participate. This competition will take place at Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30. Contestants must have an Oktoberfest 21+ wristband to participate. The winner from each heat will need to be present for the championship round at 4:45pm. Winners of the overall competition will receive their own beer boot or “bierstiefel” in German.

The official rules we will follow for this competition are from the U.S. Steinholding Association

Ms. Oktoberfest competition

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You could be the next Ms. Oktoberfest!

A new Ms. Oktoberfest is crowned every year. This event is free to participate in and we are looking for 3 to 6 contestants who will compete in the following categories:

  1. Best Dirndl or German outfit
  2. Beer palate – ability to identify Oktoberfest beers through a blind taste test
  3. German pronunciation – ability to pronounce three German words

Winners will be crowned and titled Ms. Oktoberfest 2023! This contest will be decided by a panel of judges.

You must be 21 or older to participate in this contest. Competitors must have an Octoberfest 21+ wristband to participate. 

Children's Play Area and Activities

This area will feature bounce house, slide, and other fun activities for the kids. Sponsored by CCI Systems.

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Iron Mountain's Oktoberfest is made possible
through the generosity of the following sponsors:
Danke schön!



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