Enjoy beers, brats, oompah, and more this weekend

Oktoberfest celebration takes place Oct. 6-8 in Red River

Competitors in the 2017 Ms. Oktoberfest competition (Chronicle file photo)
Roll out the barrel this weekend (Oct. 5-7) during Oktoberfest in Red River. The event, most of which takes place in Brandenburg Park, features authentic German food and music, New Mexico craft beer and wines, arts and crafts vendors, family friendly activities like Children’s Pumpkin Painting, and many contests, including Ms. and Mr. Oktoberfest, Beard/Mustache Competition, stein-holding, brat-eating, yodeling, and chicken dancing.

Admission is only $5 for the whole weekend. Attendees can also can buy a commemorative taster mug for $10 or a stein glass for $20 (includes beer tastings). Be sure to bring a photo ID.

During the event, the chamber is raffling off a “Giant Ski Package” with lodging, lift tickets, ski rentals, food and more. For a free raffle ticket, wear lederhosen/dirndle or German apparel or wear your favorite college or NFL team colors or apparel.

For more info, visit redriverchamber.org/oktoberfest or call 575-754-2366.

Ms & Mr Oktoberfest Competition

Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in cash. The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 12pm and include a stein holding contest and an obstacle course. Immediately following, the Mr. Oktoberfest competition begins. This event includes a stein holding contest, an obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Viel Glück (good luck)!

Friday, October 5, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018

Schedule of Events (all events and times subject to change)

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Music by the Eurofest Polka Band and DJ JP all day
  • 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Beer and Wine Tasting. Buy one of our event mugs or steins and
    get unlimited tastings. Must have ID.
  • 5 p.m. Best Beard and Mustache Contest

Saturday, October 6, 2018

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Music by the Eurofest Polka Band and DJ JP all day
  • 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Beer and Wine Tasting. Buy one of our event mugs or steins and
    get unlimited tastings. Must have ID.
  • 1 p.m. Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest Contest: Judged on Costume, obstacle course, and stein holding. Winners receive $100 and a Mr. Oktoberfest/Ms. Oktoberfest sash
  • 6 p.m. Keg Carry Relay Contest! Come watch these relay teams

Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Music by the Eurofest Polka Band and DJ JP all day
  • noon – 3:30 p.m. Beer and Wine Tasting. Buy one of our event mugs or steins and
    get unlimited tastings. Must have ID.
  • 2 p.m. Kids’ Pumpkin Painting – Conference Center
  • 3 p.m. Chamber of Commerce Ski Package Raffle drawing
  • 3:30 p.m. Announce People’s Choice Winners – Best Brewery and Best Winery