What’s happening at Deadwood’s Oktoberfest

 

DEADWOOD, S.D,–  It’s time to dig out your lederhosen for Deadwood’s annual Oktoberfest! Beer, brats, polka music, and so much more will be going on this weekend on Deadwood’s historic Main Street. Celebrations kicked off Friday afternoon at Outlaw Square with Julie Lee & Her White Rose Band. Festivities continue through the night with poker runs, a brat giveaway at the Mineral Palace and more live music at Outlaw Square. Open containers will also be allowed on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and from Noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Deadwood Oktoberfest continues Saturday with the ever popular wiener dog races kicking off at 1 p.m.

DEADWOOD OKTOBERFEST SCHEDULE:

Friday, September 30

  • 1-5 P.M. • Polka! Live Music – Outlaw Square
  • 4-7 P.M. • Poker Run Registration – Outlaw Square – Join us for a free poker run at various locations around Deadwood and win prizes! Must be 21+ to participate.
  • 5P.M. • Brat Giveaway at Mr. Wu’s (while supplies last) • Poker Run – Various Locations – All completed poker run cards must be turned into the registration table at Outlaw Square by 9 P.M. to qualify.
  • 7-9 P.M. • Polka! Live Music – Outlaw Square
  • 9:15 P.M. • Poker Run Awards – Outlaw Square

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SATURDAY, October 1

  • 11 A.M. • Registration for Wiener Dog Races – Main Street in front of Mustang Sally’s
  • Noon • Brat Giveaway (while supplies last) – 777 Casino (attached to the Holiday Inn Express)
  • 1 P.M. • Wiener Dog Races – Main Street in front of The Bullock Hotel – Daschunds compete for “Fastest Wiener in the West” honors.
  • 1-4 P.M. • Weim, Wine & Cheese – Main Street in front of the Saloon 10 – Wine & cheese tasting. Proceeds benefit the Canine Cancer Fund.
  • 1-4 P.M. • Polka! Live Music – Outlaw Square
  • 2 P.M. • Registration for Beer Barrel Games – Main Street in front of the Gold Dust – Must be 21+ to participate. Number of participants is limited.
  • 2-4 P.M. • German Cook-Off – Maverick’s at Gold Dust, Stan & Ollies at the Iron Horse Inn, Buffalo/Bodega, Silverado Franklin, Deadwood Social Club at the Saloon #10, Box Elder Job Corps at the Celebrity Hotel Lobby
  • 3 P.M. • Beer Barrel Games – Main Street in front of the Gold Dust
  • 5-7 P.M. • Polka! Live Music by The Happy Wanderers – Outlaw Square
  • 7 P.M. • Beer Barrel Awards – Outlaw Square

 

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