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  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Turns off the Taps and Closes the Kegs for Another Year

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 16, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest officially ended another year with Closing Ceremonies at the Chicopee Haus last night. Festival organizers and guests looked on as the ceremonial keg was sealed to await the 2012 Festival, opening in a year’s time. As the clean-up continues downtown this morning, Festival President, Vic Degutis, counts off the ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's $3000 Hidden Treasure Discovered in Waterloo Park

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 14, 2011) For 19 days Kitchener-Waterloo treasure hunters have been scouring the area for a hidden key worth $3,000! The key unlocks King Ludwig's Treasure Chest and the annual search for the loot is one of the highlights of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Festival organizers have announced today that the key to the valuable treasure chest was found in Wat ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Awards Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 11, 2011) K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year took time tonight to recognize and pay tribute to some outstanding women in the community. "We are proud of our partnership with the K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year. It recognizes the amazing work and many contributions of the women of our community", said Mike Collins, General Manager of the Rogers ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade 2011 Selects Floats of Honour, Voters Pick Peoples Choice

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 10, 2011) The 2011 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrity Judges have revealed their top picks for the best floats in the 2011 Thanksgiving Day Parade. The floats that have been selected, by the judges, to receive honours this year are: Festival Award (1st Place) “ The Old Lady in Her Shoe (Sponsored by: Polyurethane Foam Sy ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest helps the Food Bank of Waterloo Region spread the Spirit of Thanksgiving with the Onkel Hans Food

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 10, 2011) Today the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest came together to help those in need while enjoying the tradition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade. Mark Kreller, Executive Director of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., says, “It’s a great pleasure to announce that we have raised 19,360 lbs ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Idol Crowned

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 8, 2011) The judges have spoken – CASSANDRA HODGINS, 16, of London, was named the 2011 Oktoberfest Idol winner today at Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. In a search that consisted of both singing and dancing talent! Cassandra has also won the Western Fair Talent Show in 2010 and has performed in other musical theatre. The search for the best sin ...
  • Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade Combines Old Traditions with New Technology

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 8, 2011) When the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade gets underway on Monday, October 10, it will once again bring together long-standing traditions with the latest trends. Once again this year the parade will include the pageantry of numerous floats and bands. A panel of judges will select winning floats in a variety of categories. ...
  • Roll out the Barrel - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is Here!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 7, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest opened to fanfare, friends and flowing beer this morning, kicking off the 43rd edition of Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival! The Official Opening Ceremonies and keg tapping took place at Kitchener’s Civic Square this morning as thousands of chicken-dancing spectators celebrated the return of the nin ...
  • Chase the Chicken Down the Parade Route in the Onkel Hans 5K Fun Run!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 5, 2011) On Monday, October 10th, kick-off the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade and participate in the Onkel Hans 5K Fun Run. The race will begin at 8:30 am on King and William Streets in Waterloo, and run right down the Parade route, finishing at the Kitchener Auditorium where participants will be whisked away to a post-race party at ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 4, 2011) K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year takes time out to recognize and pay tribute to outstanding women in the community. This year, the awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 11th starting at 7:30 pm. It will take place at the Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre, Waterloo; with special guest speaker Andrea Clegg, heart transplant re ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Crowns Miss Oktoberfest 2011

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 1, 2011) At a gala black tie event, BRITTANY GRAUL, sponsored by Stockie Motors Inc., was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2011, making her the 43rd Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. For the past eight years, the search for the Ambassador for Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival has been stretched from Waterloo region to surrounding co ...
  • A Blooming Affair Fashion Show Preparing to Turn Heads in 2011

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 28, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is at the forefront of fashion again as it presents the 2011 A Blooming Affair Fashion Show on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Bingemans. Tickets for this event are almost sold out! “Anyone interested in fashion will not want to miss this opportunity to check out the latest styles and newest trends in the Re ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Returns to Chicopee!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 21, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is expanding its impact on the Regional community with a new accredited Festhalle at Chicopee Ski Club! This represents the return of Chicopee as a festhalle, which last operated in the 1970’s in partnership with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Chicopee Haus will operate on Saturday, October 8th and 15th d ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, with Molson Coors Canada, Presents Stein & Dine

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 20, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, in partnership with Molson Coors Canada, presents the premier culinary event of the season. Stein & Dine will take place this Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the Waterloo Inn. Beer Sommelier Steve Riley will pair Molson Coors beers with each course, providing an explanation of the pairings to ...
  • Tour de Hans Welcomes Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield to 100km Race

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. September 19th, 2011) The second annual Tour de Hans, presented by RBC, will be full of some golden moments as the riders line up at the start this year, because two-time Olympic medal winner Simon Whitfield will be lining up with them at the start of the 100km event. This highly popular event, which also includes a new 50km route for 2011, takes place on Sunday, October ...
  • Canadian Classic Rock Showcase at Oktoberfest Rocks the Tent!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 13, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest will once again be the place where polka meets rock, as festival organizers announce yet another stellar line-up of Canadian artists for the festival’s two main concert events. Canadian music icons April Wine will headline Oktoberfest Rocks the Tent, “Canadian Classic Rock Showcase”, at Concordia ...
  • Oktoberfest Idol Revamped!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 6, 2011) Oktoberfest Idol has adopted a new format for 2011. No longer just a one-day event, Oktoberfest Idol will now include a formal audition process and final competition. We've also opened up Oktoberfest Idol to more entrants by adding a dancing component to go along with our traditional singing competition. To register, visit the K-W Oktoberfest Inc. ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Nominations Open!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – June 20, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest announces its official call for nominations for the 2011 K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year. This annual event has been celebrating the achievements and contributions of Waterloo Region women since 1975. Nominations for the prestigious awards, which will be presented at The Waterloo Inn on Tuesday, October 11, ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Receives Top Honours Amongst Industry Peers

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – March 8, 2011) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest received top honours from the festival industry again this year, marking the continued success of the festival as one of Ontario’s marquee events. The 2011 Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Awards were announced March 5th at FEO’s 25th annual Conference in Markham. Kitchener-Waterloo Okto ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a Good Investment

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – March 4, 2011) John Milloy, MPP for Kitchener Centre, announced $399,800 in Celebrate Ontario funding, for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, today. Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival is one of over 220 festivals and events across Ontario that will share a $20 million funding pot; as announced yesterday by Tourism and Culture Minister, Michael Chan, at the Fest ...

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