Visit The Boat Club in the Fitger’s Courtyard Saturday, October 7th from 11AM to 9PM for games,
German food, beer and wine.  Polka music, Hammerschlagen, Keg Races, Tug of War, and much more!

A $100 Boat Club Gift Card is on the line for the BEST Oktoberfest Costume!
We will have a SECRET judge roaming the festival grounds looking for the person dressed with the best Oktoberfest spirit!

Schedule of Events

Join us from 11AM – 9PM for:
German Food:
  •      Bratwurst and Hot Dogs
  •      Beer Braised Brisket Sandwiches
  •      Bavarian Pretzels with Mustard or Cheese
  •      Reuben Egg Rolls
  •      German Potato Salad / Sweet Potato Chips
  •      Apple Strudel
  •      Caramel Apples
  •      Paulaner Oktoberfest
  •      Paulaner Hefeweizen
  •      Schell’s Oktoberfest
  •      Keg Root Beer
  •      German Wine
  •      Full Bar
  •      Apple Cider, Hot Chocolate, Coffee
Join us from 11AM – 9PM for:
German Music (Schedule TBA)

1. Rules
Each player is assigned a nail. Each player’s turn consists of a single swing at their nail with the wedge end of the hammer. Prior to swinging, the player must rest the wedge-end of the hammer on the log next to their nail. The hammer must be gripped behind the line on the hammer and with one hand (female players have the option of using both hands). The swing must be done in one continuous up and down motion.

2. Difficulty
Frequently, a player will bend their nail in such a way as to make driving it further nearly impossible. In this case, the player may use their turn to make a single-motion swing at the nail from the side in an attempt to straighten the nail. You are not required to stand in the same place for the entire game. Often it is necessary to switch sides of the log to get a better angle on your nail.

3. Winning
The object is to be the first one to pound in one’s own nail. To win, the head of the nail must be flush with or below the surface of the wood.

Join us from 11AM – 2PM for:

Kids Activities

  • Face Painting
  • Pumpkin Bounce House
  • Sack Races and Other Activities

Join us at 3PM for The Boat Club Tug of War! 

Please print, fill out, and mail in or drop off the following flyer to The Boat Club if you wish to participate in this year’s Tug of War! The top two teams will receive a trophy, T-Shirts, and bragging rights. All participants will receive a drink ticket (value up to $8).

 Register by October 1st

Entry Fee: $200 per team. Proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank

boat club tug

Beer Keg Races – 5PM

Apple Strudel Eating Competition – 6PM 


Contact The Boat Club for more information!

Oktoberfest Countdown

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