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13th Annual West Point Oktoberfest

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Join MWR for our 13th annual West Point Oktoberfest at the Victor Constant Ski Area on September 15th & 16th!

This weekend event will feature Traditional German Food, Drink, and Music with American Flair, and will take place in two distinct parts:

 

Friday the 15th (Opening day): 4pm-9pm

Friday is Opening Day, which will start and end later, host the Opening Ceremony and keg tap with the Garrison Commander, and have games, competitions, and entertainment more geared towards adults.

 

Saturday the 16th (Family Day): 3pm-8pm

Saturday is Family Day, which will start and end earlier, and host games, competitions, and entertainment more geared towards a younger audience, as well as a crafts and activities tent!

 

Enjoy authentic German musical entertainment provided by Alpine Squeeze, and food provided by the West Point Club and West Point Golf Course! Both days feature delicious food, beverages, and entertainment, but Saturday will be a little more kid-friendly with Kinder Korner, brought to you with the support of the West Point Spouses' Club.

Pre-purchase your admission and stein, or reserve your Stammtisch table online today for great discounts! Online sales will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, September 14th. This is your chance for easiest, quickest and cheapest admission into the event!

 

Oktoberfest 2023 Schedule of Events

 

 

Friday September 15th

 

4:00pm

Oktoberfest Gates & Biergarten Open Day 1

4:00pm-8:30pm

Live Music: Alpine Squeeze

5:00pm

Welcome and Ceremonial Keg Tap

6:30pm

Herr/Frau Oktoberfest Costume Contest (Adult)

7:30pm

Stein Holding Competition

9:00pm

Oktoberfest Day 1 closes, Bis Morgen

 

Saturday September 16th

 

3:00pm

Oktoberfest Gates Open Day 2

3:00pm-7:30pm

Live Music- Alpine Squeeze

3:00pm-6:00pm

Kinder Korner (WPSC)

4:00pm

Weiner Dog Race

5:00pm

JR Herr/Frau Oktoberfest Costume Contest

6:00pm

Stein Holding Competition

8:00pm

Oktoberfest Day 2 closes

 

*Times and events are approximate and are subject to change. Final Schedule will be posted day of throughout the event and on Facebook

 

Activity Descriptions

 

Stammtisch

Stammtisch, or "Regular's Table" reservations are available Friday and Saturday for $75. Included in your reservation is Admission for up to 6 people, a table, 6 chairs, a private canopy, name plate, and 6 beverage tickets. Signage will be placed on the table to ID your area. Reservations can be made now through September 14th. Tables can be purchased online here. You can also reserve your table by visiting our Leisure Travel Services (LTS) office or by calling (845) 938-3601.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest

Awards will be given to the best dressed on each day. Adult only competition is Friday with the Children only competition on Saturday. Winners will be announced that night. Registration is that day at the beverage trailer.

 

Stein Holding Contest

Are you strong enough to outlast all others? Can you beat the times of 2 minutes and 36 seconds for females and 4 minutes and 23 seconds for males from 2022? Let’s put that to the test! The game is simple: hold a 1 liter glass stein filled to the brim with liquid, with your arm held at a straight ninety degree angle in front of you, parallel to the floor, with your elbow locked. Once a competitor’s elbow bends or spills/drops the stein, the person is removed from the contest. Feet must be square, shoulder-width apart, and back must be straight. Longest time wins the competition. Competition will be held each day, with a men’s and women’s category. Registration is day of at the beverage trailer.

 

Dachshund Race

Everyone’s favorite race is back this year, and will be held Saturday the 16th at 4pm! Registration is that day at the beverage trailer. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest weiner dog!

 

Event Pricing

 

Online Pre-sale Pricing:

 

Entry Fee:

  • $3 Per Person
  • Kids (12 & younger) - FREE!

 

Commemorative 1/2 liter Stein:

  • 1 for $22
  • Includes ½ liter stein, first beverage and Admission to the event.

 

Commemorative 1 liter Stein:

  • 1 for $30
  • Includes 1 liter stein, first beverage and Admission to the event.

 

Day of Pricing:

 

Entry Fee:

  • $5 Per Person
  • Kids (12 & younger) - FREE!

 

Commemorative 1/2 liter Stein:

  • 1 for $20
  • Includes ½ liter stein and first beverage.

 

Commemorative 1 liter Stein:

  • 1 for $30
  • Includes 1 liter stein and first beverage.

 

Kids Commemorative Silipint:

  • 1 for $15
  • Includes Silipint and first beverage (Root Beer).

 

Beverages:

  • General sales for all beverages (beer and wine) are $5 (1 ticket).
  • All 1 liter stein refills are $10 (2 tickets).
  • Steins & tickets can be purchased from the designated booth, just beyond admissions.
  • Soft drinks can be purchased from the West Point Club (outside) or the West Point Golf Course Snack Bar (inside the Ski Lodge).

 

Food:

  • Food can be purchased from our food vendors, the West Point Club located outside near the Ski Lift House or inside the Ski Lodge at the West Point Golf Course Snack Bar!

 

West Point Club Menu

†Entrees come with German Potato Salad & Braised Red Cabbage.

 

Main Dishes:

†Bratwurst with Sauerkraut (GF) - $12

†Jaeger Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy - $14

†Herb Roasted Half Chicken (GF) - $14

Macaroni & Cheese - $5

Macaroni & Cheese with Chopped Kielbasa - $7

 

Sides:

Warm German Potato Salad (GF) - $4

Mini Potato Pancakes (8) with Sour Cream & Applesauce - $7

Braised Red Cabbage (GF) - $4

Soft Pretzels with German Mustard - $6

 

Desserts:

Apple Strudel - $5

German Chocolate Cake - $5

Flourless Chocolate Cake (GF) - $5

 

Kids Menu:

All Beef Hot Dog - $4

Chicken Tenders - $7

 

Non-Alcoholic Beverages:

Soda, Bottled Water, & Powerade

 

 

West Point Golf Course Menu

All meals are served with a side of fries.

†Special for Oktoberfest 2023
 

†Bratwurst with Sauerkraut (GF) - $12

†German Inspired Reuben Sandwich - $12

†Hot German Ham-Swisser Sandwich - $12

Hamburger - $13.50

Cheeseburger - $13.75

Bacon Cheeseburger - $14

Combustion Burger - $14

BBQ Smokehouse Burger - $14

Grilled or Crispy Chicken Wrap - $13.75

Grilled Pesto Chicken Wrap - $14

Balsamic Grilled Chicken Sandwich - $14

Spicy Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwich - $13.75

Chicken Tenders - $10

 

 

Beverage Menu

 

Wine/Root Beer: 1 Ticket = 1 Glass.

Beer/Cider: 1/2 Liter = 1 Ticket; 1 Liter = 2 Tickets.

(Tickets are $5)

 

Beer: König Ludwig Weissbier
Royal Bavarian Hefe-Weizen. A refreshing pale wheat beer with a full-bodied, lively taste, perfectly balanced with complex fruity beer aromas. From the creators of the 1516 Bavarian Purity Law, the Founders of Oktoberfest! - Hefeweizen. ABV 5.5%. Germany

Beer: Warsteiner Pilsner
A refreshing, pale golden pilsner with a clean taste, perfectly balanced with hints of barley malt, subtle bottom-fermenting yeast tones, & mild hoppy bitterness. - German Pilsner. ABV 4.8%. Germany

Beer: Warsteiner Oktoberfest
A dark, amber-orange beer that is lightly sweet and malty, with honey and caramel flavors and a fruity aroma. - Marzen. ABV 5.9%. Germany

Beer: Warsteiner Dunkel
A rich dark amber beer with a smooth, full-flavored taste, nicely accented with satisfying notes of roasted malt & subtle bottom-fermenting yeast. - Munich Dunkel, ABV 4.9%, Germany

Beer: Warsteiner Brewer’s Gold
An unfiltered lager with a smooth, balanced taste, courtesy of Brewers Gold Hops, with fine notes of Caramel & honey. Naturally cloudy & amber colored, selected dark & pale malts, such as Münchener & Pilsener, ensure a full-bodied taste. - Unfiltered Lager. ABV 5.2%, Germany

 

Cider: Blake’s Original Hard Cider
Light, crisp, and always refreshing, it’s the uncomplicated Original hard cider from your buddies at Blake’s in Classic Apple. - Hard Cider. ABV 5.5%. Michigan

 

Wine: Bauer Haus Riesling
A light-bodied wine with delicate fruit sweetness. Notes of apricots and honey. - Riesling, ABV 9%. Germany

Wine: Bauer Haus Dornfelder
A light-bodied red wine with a delicate berry fruit sweetness. Notes of blueberries, strawberries, and honeydew melon. Finished with a medium to long finish. - Sweet Red Wine, ABV 8.5%, Germany 

Wine: St. Christopher Gewuztraminer
A white wine with a balance of floral, honey, and just a touch of sweetness. - Gewürztraminer, ABV 9.5%. Germany

 

Sprecher Root Beer Soda (Sat. Only)
Sprecher fire-brewed craft root beer has a rich, creamy flavor that comes from using pure honey. The brewing team skillfully combines a host of flavors in our gas-fired brew kettle, then ages it just long enough to achieve peak flavor, a super creamy taste, and a frothy head. Non-alcoholic. - Soda, Wisconsin

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: Where is West Point’s Oktoberfest Located?

A: Victor Constant Ski Area, located just outside Washington Gate

 

Q: Who is allowed to attend the event?

A: This event is open to everyone! Friday night is more oriented towards adults, while Saturday will have some kids activities, so that the entire family can enjoy the festivities!

 

Q: Do I need a special ID to attend the event?

A: Since the ski area is located just off of the West Point Installation, there is no need for a special ID or visitor badge to attend. The only ID’s we will need is an ID for age verification.

 

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Dogs are allowed to be brought to the event. Please remember to have your dog leashed and to pick up after them to keep the event area clean for all participants!

 

Q: What forms of payment are accepted at the event?

A: We will accept cash, checks and all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express).

 

Q: Is there an ATM on site?

A: There is no ATM available on site.

 

Q: Is West Point’s Oktoberfest Rain or Shine?

A: Yes; please follow the West Point MWR’s Facebook Page for the latest updates on the condition of the fest site. By attending this event, you are assuming the risk of injury by inclement weather. Oktoberfest will be cancelled only in the event of extreme weather conditions. Such a decision will be posted on both the MWR and Garrison Facebook pages as well as the MWR and Garrison website.

 

Registration Information

Online pre-orders for admission and steins can be done thru Webtrac (via the button above) for a discount! You can also reserve your group's Stammtisch table via Webtrac.

  • Victor Constant Ski Area
  • Hours:
    Monday
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    In Season
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Off Season
    Tuesday
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    In Season
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Off Season
    Wednesday
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    In Season
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Off Season
    Thursday
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    In Season
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Off Season
    Friday
    3:00pm-9:00pm
    In Season
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Off Season
    Saturday
    9:00am-7:00pm
    Sunday
    9:00am-5:00pm
    Holidays:
    9:00am-5:00pm
    (Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)