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Oktoberfest in Lehigh Valley

German Food, Live Music, and Family Fun

October 1–3 & 8–10, 2021
PNC Plaza (645 E. First Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015)


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The oom-pahs and bratwurst are back! Now in its 11th year, Oktoberfest presented by Lehigh Valley International Airport will be held October 1–3 & 8–10, 2021 at SteelStacks. Bethlehem Oktoberfest 2021 features authentic German food and beer, live music, as well as attractions like the popular (and very silly) dachshund races, and activities for kids. Gather at the Oktoberfest Arena at PNC Plaza and at four Biergartens featuring unique themes and entertainment.


 


Karl Ehmer's bratwurst at MusikfestEats & Drinks

Sample beer at four Biergartens across the festival which include Hofbräu Biergarten, Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten, Penn Beverage Biergarten, Yuengling Biergarten. Try everything from your favorite Yuengling Lager and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale to Deschutes Black Butte Porter and Hofbräu Oktoberfest. Peruse a full list of beers on tap.

Enjoy a variety of food from traditional German brats at Karl Ehmer with some Heidi's Strudel to items from Heaven on a Bun and Waffle de Lys. 

Pierogipalooza: Saturday, October 2

Sample creative pierogis across the SteelStacks campus during Oktoberfest! During this unique dining experience, try everything from a jalapeno popper pierogi to a Philly cheesesteak pierogi; or a sweet potato pie pierogi and a maple and marshmallow pierogi. 

Pierogo Passports: Purchase a passport for $20 in advance online or $23 the day of the event. A passport unlocks your choice of any six pierogis. Pierogis can be purchased without a passport for $4 each.


Hasselhoff-off

October 1 at 7 p.m.

Nothing can dampen Germany's love for the greatest performer of all history, David Hasselhoff. We return to find the best David Hasselhoff impersonator and costumes in the land, complete with the slow-motion beach run (Baywatch inspired)! 


Dachshunds race at Oktoberfest Bethlehem | Lehigh Valley, PA

Wiener Dog Parade & Races at Oktoberfest Arena

Wiener Dog Parade: October 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Wiener Dog Races: October 2 & 9 at 1:30, 3, & 4:30 p.m., October 3 at 1:30 & 3 p.m., October 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Everyone loves the dachshunds at Oktoberfest. This year, these loveable dogs will strut their stuff in a parade, as well as run their behinds off in the highly anticipated Wiener dog races! Registration for participants of the parades begins at 12 p.m. for that day's parade. Registration for the Weiner Dog races begins 30 mins prior to the race start time. 

 


Steinholding Competition at Oktoberfest Bethlehem | Lehigh Valley, PA

The Pennsylvania State Stein Holding Championship 

The U.S. Steinholding Association and ArtsQuest have made it official—this year's stein holding event is THE official Pennsylvania State Steinholding Championship. Winners take home $500. 

Interested in participating? Check out the qualification requirements here


Karaoke

Friday, October 1 & 8 at 9 p.m.

Get ready to sing unabashedly at Oktoberfest Karaoke, hosted by Royal and Ellen—popular hosts of karoke events in Lehigh Valley (Diamonz, the former Stonewall, Silk Lounge at Allentown Brew Works, and more.)


Schedule of Oktober-festivities

Friday, October 1 (Opens at 5 p.m.)

PNC Plaza
5-10 p.m. | Polkadelphia
7:30-8:45 p.m. | GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers

Hofbräu Biergarten
6:30-8 p.m. | Dina Hall Band

Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
8-10 p.m.| CC Coletti Band

Penn Beverage Biergarten
5:30-6:30 p.m. | Zaire

Yuengling Biergarten
6:30-8 p.m.| Wig Party

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
7-9 p.m. | Boat House Row – A Yacht Rock Experience

Oktoberfest Arena
7 p.m. | The Hasselhoff-Off
9 p.m. | Oktoberfest Karaoke

Saturday, October 2 (Opens at 12 p.m.)

PNC Plaza
12-8 p.m. | Polkadelphia
12-5:30 p.m. | GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers
12-6:30 p.m. | GTEV D’Lustigen Isartaler
12-6 p.m. | Auerhahn Schuhplatter Verein

Hofbräu Biergarten
3-4 | Muddy Ruckus
4:30-5:30 p.m. | Muddy Ruckus

Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
2-3 p.m. | Pepperwine
5:30-7 p.m. | SlideWinder Blues Band
8-9 p.m. | Heavy Mayo

Penn Beverage Biergarten
2-3 p.m. | Stacy Gabel
6-7 | Aiden Bloomfield Band
8-9 p.m. | Schutzengiggles Oompah Band

Yuengling Biergarten
12-1:30 p.m.| Steve Brosky Trio
7-8 p.m.| Hydraulic Lime
9-10 p.m.| Tavern Tan

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
6-8 p.m. | The Discoteks

Oktoberfest Arena
12:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Parade
1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races
6:30 p.m. | Flame Nouveau
8:30 p.m. | Dragtoberfest

Sunday, October 3 (Opens at 12 p.m.)

PNC Plaza
12-8 p.m. | Polkadelphia
12-5 p.m. | GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers
12-4 p.m. | GTEV D’Lustigen Isartaler
12-6 p.m. | Auerhahn Schuhplatter Verein

Hofbräu Biergarten
12-1:30 | Swamp Guard
3-4 p.m. | Joe Miralles Duo

Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
4:30-6 p.m. | DMC Duo

Penn Beverage Biergarten
2-3 p.m. | Smooth Retsina Glow

Yuengling Biergarten
12-1:30 p.m.| Schutzengiggles Oompah Band
3-4 p.m.| Melody Cruz

Oktoberfest Arena
12:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Parade
1:30 and 3 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races
5 p.m. | The Pennsylvania State Stein Holding Championship Semi-finals
produced in partnership with the US Steinholding Association

Friday, October 8 (Opens at 5 p.m.)

PNC Plaza
5-10 p.m. | Polkadelphia
7:30-8:45 p.m. | GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers

Hofbräu Biergarten
6:30-8 p.m. | Life After Dead

Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
8-10 p.m. | Stefanie Johnson Band

Penn Beverage Biergarten
5:30-6:30 p.m. | Kendal Conrad

Yuengling Biergarten:
6:30-8 p.m. | Billy Bauer and Chris Lorenzetti

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
7-9 p.m. | Renaissance Orchestra

Oktoberfest Arena
7 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Kong Pong Tourney
9 p.m. | Oktoberfest Karaoke

Saturday, October 9 (Opens at 12 p.m.)

PNC Plaza
12-8 p.m. | Polkadelphia
12-6:30 p.m. | GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers
12-6:15 p.m. | GTEV D’Lustigen Isartaler
12-4 p.m. | United German Hungarians

Hofbräu Biergarten
3-4 | Big Bone Daddy
4:30-5:30 | Big Bone Daddy

Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
2-3 p.m. | John Stevens Polka Band
5:30-7 p.m. | Alex Radus Trio
8-9 p.m. | This Way to the Egress

Penn Beverage Biergarten
2-3 p.m. | aGirl & aGuy
6-7 p.m. | Starting Tomorrow
8-9 p.m. | Starting Tomorrow

Yuengling Biergarten:
12-1:30 p.m. | The ColourSound
7-8 p.m. | Will Kiss Band
9-10 p.m. | The Wonton Soups

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
6-8 p.m. | TBD

Oktoberfest Arena
12:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Parade
1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races
8:30 p.m. | Dragtoberfest

Sunday, October 10 (Opens at 12 p.m.)

PNC Plaza
12-8 p.m. | Polkadelphia
12-6 p.m. | GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers
12-6 p.m. | GTEV D’Lustigen Isartaler

Hofbräu Biergarten
12-1:30 p.m. | All the King’s Men: A Jolly Joe Timmer Tribute
3-4 p.m. | The BriTles

Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
2-3 p.m. | Ricky and the Rebels
4:30-6 p.m. | Honey & Nutz

Penn Beverage Biergarten
1:30-3 p.m. | Pentley Holmes
4:30-5:30 p.m. | The Castaway Band

Yuengling Biergarten
12-1:30 p.m.| The Moondogs
3-4 p.m.| John Stevens Polka Band

Oktoberfest Arena
12:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Parade
1:30 p.m. | The Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Races
3 p.m. | The Pennsylvania State Stein Holding Championship
produced in partnership with the US Steinholding Association


 

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