September 22 – 24, 2016

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Meet your 2016 Festmeister and Festscheister!

What’s a Festmeister, you ask? The Festmeister presides over the Oktoberfest event and well, the Festscheister…kinna speaks for itself, doesn’t it?!

Al Hildebrandt (right) will preside over this year’s Oktoberfest as the official Festmeister! Gates for Oktoberfest cannot open until the Festmeister declares it so!

Jim Henry (left) will be creating all kinds of shenanigans as the official Festscheister! Keep an eye on him…you never know what kind of trouble he’ll kick up!

All Access Oktoberfest Buttons!

Make sure you get your ALL ACCESS Oktoberfest button for only $5 from any St. Peter Ambassador or at the Festgrounds gate!


Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Test the Taps

5:00pm Gates Open
5:30 – 8:30pm Test the Taps featuring music by Larry Novotny “The One Man Tuba Band”

Friday, September 23, 2016
The Festmeister’s Party

3:00pm Festmeister’s Parade through town
4:00pm Festmeister officially declares the Oktoberfest gates open
4:00 – 7:00pm Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen
7:00pm Sauerkraut Eating Contest
8:00 – 11:00pm IV Play

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Family Day

12:00pm Gates Open
12:30pm Line-up for Kiddie Parade in State Farm parking lot on Third St.
1:00pm Kiddie Parade down Third St. to the Festgrounds hosted by St. Peter Jaycees
1:00 – 4:00pm Music by Larry Novotny “The One Man Tuba Band”
1:00 – 4:00pm St. Peter Fire Department Open House
 1:00 – 4:00pm Kids Zone 
2:30pm Bean Bag Tournament 
4:00pm Official Stein Hoisting Competition
4:00pm – 7:00pm Bock Fest Boys
4:30pm Beer Tasting 
8:00 – 11:00pm Martin Zellar

*Schedule subject to change