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  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Hosts 3rd Annual Hansie Awards

    (Waterloo Region, ON – November 21, 2014) The Festival may be over for another year, but the fun continued for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest as the winners of a number of Festival awards were announced at the 3rd annual Hansie Awards at the Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo. The format of the annual awards ceremony included a red carpet entrance, complete with paparazzi, and a Rock your Tracht p ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Turns Off the Taps

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 20, 2013) The festival that has benefitted the local economy to the tune of $22.2 Million annually, has wrapped up with another feather in its Bavarian fun hat. Last night Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest officially ended its 45th year with Closing Ceremonies at one of the newer festhallen locations, Chicopee Haus. Festival organizers and guests looked on as the ceremo ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's $3,000 Hidden Treasure Discovered in Raddatz Park, Kitchener

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 18, 2013) For 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 Kitchener ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Media Conference

    (October 18th, 2013) Members of the media are invited to join Harry Vogt, President of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, at a Post-Festival Media Meet & Greet on Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 am at the K-W Oktoberfest Inc. Headquarters. Harry will review highlights and present his insights into this year’s success and on his first year as President. Please join Harry for this positive news opport ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Honours its Own at President's Invitational Luncheon

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 17, 2013) A full house of prominent members of the Kitchener-Waterloo business and political community attended the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest President’s Invitational Luncheon at the K-W Hotel and Conference Centre this afternoon. The annual event, hosted by President Harry Vogt and the various past presidents of the festival, welcomed Alex Mustakas, ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Helps the Food Bank of Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 14, 2013) 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. Dave MacNeil, Executive Director of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., says, “It’s a great pleasure to announce that we have raised 15,600 lbs of non-perishabl ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade 2013

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Monday, October 7, 2013) The 2013 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrity Judges have revealed their top picks for the best floats in the 2013 Thanksgiving Day Parade. The floats that have been selected, by the judges, to receive honours this year are: Festival Award (1st Place) – Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Maypole Harvest Award (2nd P ...
  • Roll Out the Barrel - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is Here!

    (Waterloo Region, Canada – October 11, 2013) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest opened to fanfare, friends and flowing beer this morning, kicking off the 45th 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 nine-day festiv ...
  • Roll Out the Barrel!

    (Waterloo Region, Canada – October 11, 2013) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest opened to fanfare, friends and flowing beer this morning, kicking off the 45th 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 nine-day festiv ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Recognizes Outstanding Achievement in Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 10, 2013) 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 Kitche ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Announces the 2013 Parade Marshals

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 8, 2013) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is pleased to announce the Parade Grand Marshals for the 2013 Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 2013 Media Meister, sponsored by Digital North! This year’s Parade Grand Marshals are Canadian fitness icons Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod, who are best known for their televised “BodyBreak” segments and their recent partici ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Crowns Miss Oktoberfest 2013

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 4, 2013) At a gala black tie event, Tara Hebblethwaite, sponsored by Beertown Waterloo, was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2013, making her the 45th Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. For the past ten years, the search for the Ambassador for Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival has been stretched from Waterloo Region to surrounding communities. Th ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Announces Nominees

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 4, 2013) 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 Thursday, October 10th at 7:30 pm at Bingemans Ballroom, Kitchener; with special guest speaker Linda Fabi, recently retired Director of Education of the Waterloo Region District Schoo ...
  • A Blooming Affair Fashion Show Celebrates 40 Year of Local Fashion in 2013!

    (Waterloo Region, Canada – September 19, 2013) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is preparing to celebrate 40 years of fashion as it presents the 2013 edition of A Blooming Affair Fashion Show on Wednesday, October 9 at Bingemans. Tickets for this event are now on sale. The 40th anniversary show will feature exciting fall fashions from many of the Region's leading independent retailers, includi ...
  • Tour de Hans Cycles Through Waterloo Region 2013

    (Waterloo Region, Canada - September 19, 2013)The much anticipated Tour de Hans event that is part of the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest festival is back again this year. Slated for Saturday, September 28th, the event blends the Spirit of Competition with the Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit and is expected to bring out more than 600 riders for the competition. The 100km or 50km Gran Fondo style race wi ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Launches #MyOktoberfest

    (Waterloo Region, Canada – September 16, 2013) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest launches a new campaign today, to encourage everyone to share their favorite part of Canada’s greatest Bavarian festival. From Mayors to students, children to seniors, and everyone in between, Kitchener-Waterloo has something for everyone! The #MyOktoberfest campaign is designed to explore the diversity of Kitche ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Celebrates Dedication of New Maypole

    Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest will proudly raise the Canadian flag on a new Maypole, or Maibaum, on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:30am, beside festival headquarters at Charles and Benton Streets in Kitchener. “The Maypole ceremony is a great way to commemorate our 45th anniversary,” says President Harry Vogt. “The Maibaum will be dedicated to our volunteers and community partners who ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Elects New 1st Vice President

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – August 27, 2013) Festival President, Harry Vogt, announced today that Alfred Lowrick has been elected by the K-W Oktoberfest Board of Directors to fill the position of 1st Vice President. “Alfred’s ongoing dedication to the Festival, his connection to the German community and his strong management experience make him an excellent choice for the future leader ...
  • Celebrity Chef Corbin joins Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's Stein & Dine Event

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – June 17, 2013) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, in partnership with Molson Coors Canada, is excited to welcome nationally acclaimed Canadian Chef Corbin, to the popular Stein & Dine Culinary Experience. Stein & Dine will take place Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6pm - 10pm at the Waterloo Inn. Chef Corbin will prepare a multi-course Bavarian inspired meal in fr ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Appoints New Executive Director

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – June 5, 2013) Festival President, Harry Vogt, announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest – Dave MacNeil. This announcement s the result of an extensive Canada-wide search. “We interviewed many talented and capable candidates but in the end, Dave’s abilities, experience, community relationships and demonst ...
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