Full Schedule Set for October 3 & 4 Triangle Oktoberfest

Press Release

Media Contact:
Glenn Gillen, APR
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Full Schedule Set for October 3 & 4 Triangle Oktoberfest
Featuring Wiener Dog Races, German Food, Biergarten, Contests and More

Sept. 23, 2015, Cary, N.C. — The Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs have finalized the schedule for the Second Annual Triangle Oktoberfest Oct. 3-4 at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. This event is expected to be the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the Triangle area.

The event will feature entertainment, a variety of German foods, biergarten, football-viewing tent with TVs, sanctioned beer-judging competition and more. The schedule for the two-day event is as follows:

Saturday, October 3

Noon – Gates open with Chuck Piercy as emcee; Kinder Platz Kid Zone open

1 p.m. – Opening Ceremony, including keg tapping with Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht and other dignitaries

Live Music and dancing from the Little German Band throughout the day

1:30 p.m. – Stein Hoist I Contest

2 p.m. – Ladies’ Hammerschlagen (nail-driving competition) I Contest, followed by Men’s Hammerschlagen I Contest

3 p.m. – Stein Hoist II Contest

4 p.m. – Wiener Dog Races, Best Dressed Dog Contest

5 p.m. – Best Dressed of the Day Contest (Ladies, Men and Children); Egg Race; Fräulein Beer Challenge Contest

6 p.m. – Stein Hoist III Contest

7 p.m. – Kinder Platz Kid Zone closes; Alpine Horn, Tuba Challenge or Yodeling Contest

8 p.m. – Stein Hoist IV Contest

9 p.m. – Fräulein Beer Challenge; Beer Obstacle Course

10 p.m. – Festivities end for the day


Sunday, October 4

Noon – Gates Open with Chuck Piercy and Ernie McAllister as emcees; Kinder Platz Kid Zone Open; Egg Race and Chicken Dance Contests; Fräulein Beer Challenge

1 p.m. – Live music and dancing throughout the day; Beer Obstacle Course; Ladies’ Hammerschlagen II Contest; Men’s Hammerschlagen II Contest

2 p.m. – Stein Hoist V Contest

3 p.m. – Beer Awards Announced; Best Dressed of the Day (Ladies, Men and Children)

4 p.m. – Wiener Dog Races; Best Dressed Dog Contest

5 p.m. – Stein Hoist VI Contest

6 p.m. – Closing Remarks; Oktoberfest ends


Tickets for Saturday are $20 for 16 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 15, free for 5 and under. Sunday tickets are $15 for 16 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 15, free for 5 and under. Two-day tickets for 16 and up are also available for $30.  Beer Judge Tickets (including commemorative glass and unlimited beer sampling for the day) available for $45. Discounts available for seniors, as well as active and retired military. To purchase tickets, visit the Booth Amphitheatre Box Office, call 1-800-514-3849 or visit https://triangleoktoberfest.org/buy-tickets/

In addition to the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs, event sponsors include R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Company, Petersons’ Consigning Design, S&A Communications, Whiteboard Creations, Town of Cary, RallyPoint Sport Grill, WithersRavenel, Ruckus Pizza, 5Star Awards, Whole Foods, Yoana Nin Realty / Keller Williams, Millennium Print Group, Home Care Assistance, First Citizens Bank, Leith Volkswagen of Cary, Audi Cary, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover Cary, McDonald’s of Apex, iHeartMedia, Annelore’s German Bakery, Elite Custom Signs, Alzheimers North Carolina, Brew Publik, The Beer Dispensary, Firewürst, KFC, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Taco Bell, Gonejerky, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Carolina Kinder, Triangle Wine Company, and Capital Club 16.

For complete information or to purchase tickets, go to www.triangleoktoberfest.org.