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Conventions & Themed Events

Let the "Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit" continue year round! Why not launch your convention or function with some "oompah-pah" or bid "Auf Wiedershen" by giving your delegates the true flavour of Kitchener-Waterloo with an Oktoberfest Theme. For groups of 30 to 3,000 we will customize a special Oktoberfest Themed Event that promises fun, good times and above all, a successful and memorable event for you and your guests!
Some Event Ideas Include: Award Nights, Fundraisers, Retirements, Social Functions, Anniversaries, Client Appreciation, Conventions.
Our range of services include:

Decorating

Your venue will have a genuine Bavarian Festhalle atmosphere. Our volunteers will put in the time and labour by decorating your venue with nylon and paper banners to give your delegates the feel of walking into a Bavarian Festhalle!

Meeting & Greeting

Your delegates will be welcomed by our volunteers in traditional Bavarian tracht and will receive a souvenir upon entering the venue.

Keg Tapping

The Official Keg Tapping Ceremony is the highlight of our annual Festival and we will re-enact it for you! Two of your representatives will assist us in the tapping of the keg. All delegates can come and fill their steins with a sample and raise it up for a traditional cheer of "Ein Prosit!" Official greetings will be extended by our president, Miss Oktoberfest or our mascot Onkel Hans to add to the "Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit," all under the guidance of our Master of Ceremonies! An accordionist will also perform as delegates enter and for the keg tapping.

Entertainment

We can arrange to have an award winning Bavarian Band with a repertoire of polkas, waltzes and contemporary music. Add a Bavarian Folk Dance Group to perform traditional Bavarian dance for your delegates.

Souvenirs

Add colour and a keepsake of your event by including souvenirs such as pins, hats, feathers or even your own customized stein or t-shirt.
Visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Official Retail Store at 17 Benton Street,  Kitchener, ON, N2G 3G9 OR Visit our Online Store

To receive the special discount prices please mention to the store staff that you're having an event through the Convention Commitee.

Bus Tours

We can give your tours their own "Mini-Oktoberfest" celebrated any time during the year at one of our German-Canadian Clubs or your destination venue hosted by our volunteers in traditional Bavarian Tracht. You may also include a mouth-watering Bavarian style lunch or dinner!

Out of Town Events

The Convention Committee will arrange an Oktoberfest Theme for events held outside Kitchener-Waterloo. The only additional cost would be the transportation & other expenses of our volunteers and equipment.

Non-alcoholic events

The "Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit" and good times can certainly be had without alcoholic beverages.

If your event is for minors, or you do not wish beer in the keg, we can fill our Ceremonial Keg with apple juice, ginger ale, root beer or whatever you choose!

Pricing Details

Oktoberfest Theme Night Packages include decorating of main venue, meeting & greeting, Keg tapping and Special Guests.
 

Willkommen Package: 100 delegates or less, starting from $950

Wunderbar Package: 101 to 500 delegates, starting from $1,200

Gemuetlichkeit Package: 500+ delegates, starting from $1,400

Entertainment 
Bands - from $1,200 (4 hours) 
Dance Groups - from $300-$400
Other - prices vary according to your selection

Souvenirs 
Click here to enter the K-W Oktoberfest Inc. Souvenir information page.

Festhalle Decorations 
Additional function room decorations and Oktoberfest service available upon request.

Taxes are extra

Payment Terms
Deposit - 10% upon signing contract agreement. 
Final Balance - due 7 days prior to your event 
Please note that you are responsible for any special liquor license requirements and purchasing the beer to fill the ceremonial keg

Please contact us for more information about our conventions services.