This 16th annual event will begin at noon with a cannon blast, tapping of the keg, and polka music. Main attractions will be the wiener dog races, polka music and dancing lessons, non-stop live music, and games for adults and children.
There’s something for everyone at Galena Oktoberfest. The wiener dog races will follow the raising of the flag by the Galena Fire Department and the singing of the national anthem. The big tent will feature plenty of seating with polka music, dance floor, and polka dancing lessons. Children will enjoy the bounce house, as well as pumpkin painting and other art related activities.
Later in the day, there will be tournaments for adults. Sign up for the Beer Stein Endurance Contest and try your hand at keeping the elbow straight while holding the 16-ounce stein. Following both the men’s and women’s contests, there will be a Bean Bag Tournament for the registered teams.
Hosted by the Galena Lions Club, all proceeds from this event will go back to the community to serve those in need. Pre-registration is required for Wiener Dog Races and Bean Bag Tournament. *Wagons, wheelchairs, walkers, and all leashed, friendly dogs are welcome.