Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoist Competition)
Raise your beer! How long can you hold 32 ounces of beer in a heavy glass stein? Don’t spill or drop your arm or shake too much or succumb to jeers of the crowd.
Just bring 2 beer tickets to the table and show us what you got. There will be 2 competitions on Friday and 4 on Saturday to determine this year’s Stein Hoist Champion. Winners of each competition will receive a prize. And everyone gets to enjoy the beer thanks to . . .
FYI . . . last year’s best time was 8 minutes and 47 seconds.
Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest
Dress up in your best dirndl or leiderhosen and walk across the stage to have a chance to win the Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest. You do not need to be a couple, but is judged for 1 male and 1 female winner.
Schlagen-Hammer (the “Striking Hammer” or “Hammer-Striking”) is an older traditional competitive game involving driving a nail into a log. Open competitions all day.
Yodeling is a form of singing which involves repeated and rapid changes of pitch between the low and high falsettos. The English word yodel is derived from the German (and originally Austro-Bavarian) word jodeln, meaning “to utter the syllable jo” (pronounced “yo” in English). Alpine yodeling was a longtime rural tradition in Europe and is still major feature of folk music (Volksmusik) from Switzerland, Austria, and southern Germany and can be heard in many contemporary folk songs.