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West Point Oktoberfest 2021

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Open to the Public!

Join us for the 11th Annual Oktoberfest at West Point!

Featuring traditional German Food, Drink, and Music with American Flair.

 

Friday, October 8th, from 4pm-9pm, and Saturday, October 9th (Family Day) from 3pm-8pm

Enjoy authentic German entertainment provided by Alpine Squeeze, 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 Kindercorner, brought to you with the support of the West Point Spouses Club.

Pre-purchase your admission, stein, or reserve your Stammtisch table online today (SOLD OUT) for great discounts! Online sales start on September 1st and will end at 11:59pm on Thursday, October 7th. This is your chance for the easiest, quickest and cheapest admission into the event!

 

Oktoberfest 2021 Schedule of Events

 

 

Friday October 8

 

4:00pm

Oktoberfest Gates & Biergarten Open Day 1

4:00pm-8:30pm

Live Music: Alpine Squeeze

4:00pm-7:00pm

Hatchet Throwing *NEW

5:00pm

Welcome by GC (Ceremonial Keg Tap)

5:30pm-7:30pm

Cornhole Tournament *NEW

6:45pm

Herr/Frau Oktoberfest Costume Contest (Adult)

7:45pm

Stein Holding Competition

9:00pm

Oktoberfest Day 1 closes, Bis Morgen

 

Saturday October 9

 

3:00pm

Oktoberfest Gates Open Day 2

3:00pm-7:30pm

Live Music- Alpine Squeeze

3:00pm-7:30pm

 Stumpthing Chained Live Chainsaw Carving *NEW

3:00pm-6:00pm

Kinder Korner (WPSC)

3:00pm-6:00pm

Hatchet Throwing *NEW

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

 

Activity Descriptions

 

Stammtisch - SOLD OUT!

'Regular's Table' reservations are available Friday and Saturday for $50. Included in your reservation is Admission for up to 6 people, table, 6 chairs, private canopy name plate, and a ½ liter commemorative stein with the first fill. Signage will be placed on the table to ID your area. Reservations can be made through October 7. Tables can be purchased online beginning September 1st.

 

Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament (*New* for 2021)

New for 2021, join MWR for the first ever Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament Friday night! This will be a doubles tournament that is single elimination.  Registration is free and will be held at the Beer Trailer the day of the event.

 

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 beer trailer.

 

Stein Holding Contest

Are you strong enough to outlast all others? Let’s put that to the test. The game is simple, hold a 1 Liter glass stein filled to the brim with liquid and 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 and there is a men’s and women’s category. Registration is that day at the beer trailer.

 

Dachshund Race

Everyone’s favorite race is back this year and will be held Saturday 9 October at 4pm. Registration is that day at the beer trailer. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest wiener.

 

Live Chainsaw Carving (*New* for 2021)

New for 2021, join Michelle Vanderpyle of Stumpthing Chained as she transforms a log into beautiful pieces of artwork using chainsaws Saturday, October 9! She will surely catch your interest as she uses her machines to make some elegant pieces of work. Like what you see? Michelle will have some products for sale at Oktoberfest and will have information on where you can find her artwork outside of our event!

 

Hatchet Throwing (*New*) for 2021

Do you think you have the skills to hit the mark? New for 2021, MWR is bringing Hatchet throwing to the 2021 Oktoberfest! This is a great activity to challenge yourself with, and can be a great stress relief. Anyone ages 10-17 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Cost will be one beverage ticket ($5) for 10 throws.

 

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 $30

  • 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 from our food vendor, the West Point Club located outside near the Ski Lift House.

 

Menu

 

Main Dishes:

Bratwurst with Sauerkraut

Jaeger Schnitzel with Mushroom Gravy

Herb Roasted Half Chicken

Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese With chopped Kielbasa

 

Sides:

Warm German Potato Salad

Potato Pancakes with Sour Cream and Applesauce

Braised Red Cabbage

Soft Pretzels with German Mustard

 

Desserts:

Apple Strudel

German Chocolate Cake

Black Forest Cake

 

COVID-19 Public Health Safety Precautions

 

The safety of our patrons and staff is DFMWR’s and West Point’s number one priority. Please be able to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test if requested to do so at Admissions. Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention protocols are still in effect. Please wear your mask when social distancing between families is not possible.

For children who are not currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, if the Parents or Guardians are fully vaccinated, no COVID test is required for them to attend the event. If the Parents or Guardians are not fully vaccinated, all members of the party (parents and children attending) must obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours (3 days) of the event.

West Point requests that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask at all times while at the event with the exception of when eating or drinking.

This year, Oktoberfest may look a little different, but we guarantee you will have a great time at this beloved event! This year, we will have an Open Air concept and have eliminated the large main Festival tent to allow for proper social distancing. Worried about shade or having an area to yourself? Check out our “Stammtisch” tables that you can reserve that include a private small decorated canopy, table and chairs, admission for up to 6 people and a commemorative stein with the first fill all for $50! - SOLD OUT!

 

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 we 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 proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID test and an ID for age verification.

 

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Dogs are allowed to be brought to the event. Please remember to pick up after them to keep the event area clean for all participants.

 

Q: Are face masks required?

A: West Point requests that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask at all times while at the event with the exception of when eating or drinking. In the situation where you are vaccinated but social distancing is not possible, we ask that a face mask is worn.

 

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.

Cost

(See below for event pricing)

  • Victor Constant Ski Area
  • Closed for the season. Thank you for your patronage!
  • 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)