Live Music and Dance featuring Judd Hoos at 
						Norfolk's Oktoberfest Celebration in Norfolk, Nebraska - 
						Nebraska Band Judd Hoos 
						performing live at
						Norfolk's Oktoberfest Celebration held at the
						Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce in Norfolk, Nebraska  
						on Friday, September 23, 2016.
						Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce is located at 
						609 W. Norfolk Avenue, 
						Norfolk, NE 68701.
September 23 & 24, 2016
Norfolk Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest started in 1810 in Bavaria to celebrate
the wedding of Prince Ludwig I. Every year, this
historical celebration begins in the third week of
September. Today, Northeast Nebraska residents
celebrate the area’s German heritage and the fall
harvest with this two-day family festival.
Oktoberfest grows yearly with live music, German
food, beer garden, and family entertainment.
Held in conjunction with the Lion’s Club Parade
and the River Point Arts Festival, this
unique festival is a must see!
Bucket Pong Tournament
Sponsored by Burger King of Norfolk
Teams of two battle in a game of tossing tennis
balls into 5 gallon buckets. 2016 will feature some
exciting twists and there will be over $1500.00 in
cash prizes awarded. Get your team together and
enter for a chance to be the champion team!
Men’s and Women’s
Stein-holding Competition
Free entry this year! This stein holding competition
is a tradition at Oktoberfest in Munich, and had
its inaugural debut at Norfolk’s Oktoberfest in 2014.
For the Men’s competition participants must hold
two full “Masskrugs” or 1 liter steins filled with
beer in front of them. Their arms cannot bend or
fall below parallel. Contestants are given two
warnings before being eliminated. The Women’s
competition is the same but only one arm is used.
The last person holding the “Masskrug(s)” wins $50
in Cash Now and a 1.0 Liter “Das Boot:” a traditional
drinking glass in the shape of a boot!
Radtour Bike Ride
Did you know: Radtour is German for “Bicycle
Ride.” The Oktoberfest Radtour is a signature event
each year for riders at every level. Registration
for the 2016 Radtour is open! Starting and stopping
in the middle of the Oktoberfest venue, this bike
ride includes 2 route options; At the end of the race,
all adult riders will receive an ice cold brew or
rootbeer float and all youth riders will receive
a free kid zone ticket and rootbeer float.
Big Wheel Races
Sponsored by Kiwanis Emerging
Leaders & The Norfolk Lion’s Club
Big Wheel Races debuted last year at the Norfolk
Oktoberfest Family Festival and they are coming back
bigger and better in 2016! The Norfolk Lion’s Club
is teaming up with Kiwanis Emerging Leaders to bring
you a fun race with some rockin’ prizes. Sign up
after the parade! Races begin at 2:00 for ages 4-7
2016 Live Music Line Up
Friday, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Polka Police
Friday, 9:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight
Judd Hoos
Saturday, 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Polka Tunes
Saturday, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Leo Lonnie Polka
Saturday, 9:30 PM – 12:30 AM
The Rude Band
event held at the
Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce
609 W. Norfolk Avenue
Norfolk, Nebraska