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12th Annual West Point Oktoberfest

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West Point MWR invites you to join us for our 12th annual West Point Oktoberfest on Friday, October 7th, from 4pm-9pm, and Saturday, October 8th, from 3pm,-8pm (Family Day) at Victor Constant Ski Area!

This cultural celebration features traditional German food, drinks, music, and dancing, with an American flair!

As always, Oktoberfest is open to the general public!

Come enjoy authentic German entertainment provided by Alpine Squeeze and Robbie Lawrence and the Steel Workers, and food provided by the West Point Club!

Both days feature great food, beverages, and entertainment, but Saturday will be a little bit more kid friendly with our Kindercorner, brought to you with the support of the West Point Spouses Club.

Pre-purchase your admission or stein, or reserve your Stammtisch table online today for great discounts! Online sales will begin September 9th, and end at 11:59pm on Thursday, October 6th. This is your chance for easiest, quickest and cheapest admission into the event!

 

Oktoberfest Activities

 

Stammtisch

'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, a name plate, and one ½ liter commemorative stein with the first fill! Signage will be placed on the table to ID your area. Reservations can be made now through October 6th. Tables can be purchased beginning September 9th.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest

Awards will be given to the best dressed on each day. Adult-only competition will be on Friday, with the Children-only competition on Saturday. Winners will be selected by the crowd, and announced that night. Register day-of at the beer trailer.

 

Stein Holding Contest

Are you strong enough to outlast all others? Can you beat last year's winning times of 2 minutes and 36 second for females, or 4 minutes and 23 seconds for males? 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, that person is removed from the contest. Feet must be square and shoulder width apart; back must be straight. Longest time wins the competition. Competition will be held each day. Register day-of at the beer trailer.

 

Dachshund Race

Everyone’s favorite race is back this year, and will be held on Saturday the 8th! Register day-of at the beer trailer. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest wiener dog.

 

Games and Activities

There will be different yard games and activities available onsite throughout the event. Events and activities as well as a detailed schedule will be posted at a later date. Follow our webpage and MWR Facebook page for the most up to date information!

 

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 $32
  • Includes1 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 $32
  • Includes 1 liter stein and first beverage.

 

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 our food vendor (outside) or the West Point Golf Course snack bar (inside).

 

Food:

 

  • Food can be purchased on site courtesy of our two food vendors and will feature all of your Oktoberfest favorites! The West Point Club will be located outside near the Ski Lift House and the Golf Course Snack Bar will be located inside the ski lodge.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Q: Where is West Point’s Oktoberfest located?

A: At 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 come out and 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. Dogs must be leashed at all times while on site. The only exception is during the highly anticipated Dachshund Race. Please remember 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. We recommend bringing some cash as a backup in case of any issues with the credit cards or card readers.

 

Q: Can I bring my own Stein?

A: Yes! We will fill personal steins, fills will be done in either ½ liter or 1 liter sizes.

 

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.

Cost

Time sensitive registration pricing (see above).

  • 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)