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Oktoberfest 2014

 

The largest Oktoberfest in New England will be celebrated on
Saturday, September 6th, 12 noon - 11 pm and Sunday, September 7th, Sunday 12 noon - 6 pm
at the Boylston Schul-Verein, 8 County St. (Rt. 109), Walpole, MA 02081

General Info

Join several thousand visitors during our weekend long celebration of "Gemütlichkeit" and fun at New England's largest Oktoberfest.

Live music and dancing, kid's games, pony rides and target shooting are just some of the activities offered.

Let your summer slowly come to a close with a fun filled weekend for the whole family, while enjoying traditional German fare (but not only) and beers. Several vendors will be offering traditional German crafts, clothing, beer steins and foods.

Entrance, Parking & Weather

Entrance
The entrance fee is $10.00 per person. Entrance fee has to be paid in cash only. Children under 12 have free entrance. Unfortunately, we can not allow dogs (with the exception of service dogs), outside liquor, beer, soda or food to be brought onto the premises. Thank you for your understanding.

Parking
Ample free parking is available! For a parking map, please click here. We suggest to either arrive prior to 2pm, especially when the weather is good, before the parking lots fill up. After 5pm the parking lots start to clear up again as the day crowd slowly leaves and the evening crowd arrives.

Weather
Oktoberfest will be held rain or shine. Our pavilion offers 500 seats and a dance floor protected from rain or scorching sun. All food tents will be open regardless of weather. The bar is adjunct to the Pavilion and provides cover as well.

Entertainment

Back by popular demand! We are extremely happy to announce that Die Lustigen Almdudler will be providing the musical entertainment at Oktoberfest. Die Lustigen Almdudler have rocked our pavilion at previous Oktoberfests and keep the party going! Oans, zwoa, drei - g'suffa!

Die Lustigen Almdudler will play from 1pm on on Saturday and Sunday until closing, with short intermissions.

Children's Games

For our little guests, there are pony rides (2-4pm on both days), as well as other fun activities on the meadow, including a soccer target shooting wall, tug-o-war and more. Just check the meadow during the early afternoon for the activities.

Food

Enjoy traditional German fare at our event. All our sides and potato pancakes are homemade by members of the club, using traditional recipes passed from generation to generation. The sausage and Leberkaese are Schalller & Weber, provided by Euroguild from Walpole. Our cakes and pastries are either home made or provided by Konditormeister. A full dinner, consisting of two sausages (or Leberkaese) and two sides is $10.00. All food stations are listed below.

Food Tent (cash & credit, open till 8pm)

German Sausage, Leberkaese, Potato Salad, Sauerkraut
Potato Pancake Tent (cash only, open till 7pm)
Potato Pancakes, Fried Dough
Hamburger Tent (cash only, open till 10pm)
Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Soda
Popcorn Tent (cash onl, open till 6pm)
Pretzels, Popcorn, Ice Cream
Cake House (cash only, open till 6pm)
Homemade Cakes & Pastries

Our Beers

Draft:

Warsteiner Oktoberfest & Warsteiner Dark, Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest
Available as 0.33 liter draft or for your own stein or mug


Bottle:

Weihenstephaner Wheat, Dark Wheat & Pilsner

Available in 0.5 liter bottles only, no deposit


The Bar

Main Bar
The main Bar, facing the pavilion, offers a full bar with all beers, wines and liquor. You can pay with cash or credit card.

Beer Speed Line Register
On the right side of the bar, you find the speed line registers. Here you can buy tokens for the beer speed line with cash or credit card. We suggest to purchase several tokens at once and then just visit the beer speed line to get your beers. The main bar accepts tokens after 8pm, when the speed line has closed.

Beer Speed Line
The beer speed line is the tap truck located next to the bar. Here you can get all draft and bottled beers we offer. The speed lino ONLY accepts tokens that can be purchased at the beer speed lin register.

Warsteiner Trolleys

The two Warsteiner trolleys are located next to the main building across the food tent and next to the pavilion on the meadow. Here you can get fresh Warsteiner Oktoberfest beer on draft. The trolleys only accept tokens as payment.

Announcements

Designated Driver Program
Being the designated driver should be rewarded. That's our view here at the BSV. So if you pack up your car with friends and family and bring them safely to our Oktoberfest and back, we would like to to reward you - WITH FREE ENTRANCE! The driver of every car with 4 or more adults gets free entrance, along with our admiration for being the designated driver. And there is alcohol-free beer at the bar for sale! 
Bieranstich on Saturday around noon
Bieranstich on Saturday! What is Bieranstich? It's when the first keg gets tapped, usually by a dignitary or celebrity. As the picture shows, the fun is in the high fail rate and the subsequent beer shower for the person trying to tap the keg. We will start this tradition at the BSV Oktoberfest, the keg will be tapped shortly after noon on Saturday! 
SCA Exhibition
On Saturday at 5pm we will have an exhibition by the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) in full-contact medieval fighting. The exhibition will start shortly after 5pm on the meadow and will feature several fighters in full armor.
 
Target Shooting - Jagdklub Auerhahn
Our own hunting club, the Jagdclub Auerhahn will organize the traditional target shooting competition. The shooting gallery can be found at the end of the meadow, the shooting starts around 1pm and ends around 6pm. We recommend to shoot prior to the second visit to the bar. 

Accepted Forms of Payment

Cash
Cash is accepted at the gate, all vendors and food stations as well as the main bar and the speed line token registers.

Credit Cards
We accept VISA and Mastercard as well Discover Card at the main food tent, the main bar and the speed line token registers.

Tokens
Tokens are accepted at the beer speed line and the Warsteiner trolleys. They are also accepted at the main bar after 8pm.

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Oktoberfest Flyer

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Contact us

For more information: info@germanclub.org or call (508) 660-2018