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  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Hosts 4th 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 4th annual Hansie Awards, at the Alpine Club in Kitchener. The format of the annual awards ceremony included a red carpet entrance, complete with paparazzi, and a Rock your Tracht prize ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Turns off the Taps and Closes the Kegs

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 19 2014) 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 hat. Last night, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest officially ended its 46th year with Closing Ceremonies at Chicopee Haus. Festival organizers and guests looked on as the ceremonial keg was sealed in anticipation of its ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest’s $3000 Hidden Treasure Discovered in Waldau Woods Park, Kitchener

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 15, 2014) 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 Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014 Selects Floats of Honour, Voters Pick People’s Choice

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 13, 2014) The 2014 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade Celebrity Judges have revealed their top picks for the best floats in this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The floats that have been selected, by the judges, to receive honours this year are: Festival Award (1st Place) - Nelco Mechanical Float Harvest Award (2nd Place) - Red Ridi ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest helps the Food Bank of Waterloo Region spread the Spirit of Thanksgiving with the Onkel Hans Food

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 13, 2014) 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 10,846 lbs of non-perishab ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Awards Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 9, 2014) K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year took time tonight to recognize and pay tribute to some outstanding women in the community. “We’re celebrating 40 years of honouring women in our community this year,” said Dave MacNeil, Executive Director of K-W Oktoberfest Inc. “That’s an incredible number of inspiring women, who have had a significa ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 6, 2014) 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 9th at 7:00 pm at Bingemans Ballroom in Kitchener, with special guest speaker Natalie MacNeil. An Emmy Award-winning producer, bestselling author of “She Takes on ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Crowns Miss Oktoberfest 2014

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 3, 2014) At a gala black tie event, Lindsay Kalbfleisch was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2014, making her the 46th Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. Lindsay was sponsored by Christine Michaud in memory of Mark Kreller. For the past 11 years, the search for the Ambassador for Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival has stretched from Waterloo Regio ...
  • Named #1 Oktoberfest Worldwide by National Geographic

    Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest tops list of Oktoberfests, outside of Germany, in National Geographic's book Four Seasons of Travel. Read the article here: Top 10 Oktoberfests.
  • Celebrating German Culture and Heritage in Waterloo Region

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. September 3, 2014) Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $87,200 in funding for the Kitchener–Waterloo Oktoberfest. The Government of Canada is providing this funding for the 46th edition of the festival under the Building Communities ...
  • Tickets ON SALE!

    Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest tickets are now available online and from our Official Retail Store. Start planning your Festival experience today!
  • Oktoberfest glockenspiel making a comeback

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. May. 1st, 2014) The Oktoberfest glockenspiel will be returned to its former glory and once again chime the time in downtown Kitchener. City councillors voted Monday to pay up to half the $398,000 cost to refurbish the community icon and reinstall it at Speaker's Corner on King and Benton streets. "It is entertaining," Coun. Frank Etherington said. "Kids love it. " ...
  • Celebrity Chef Corbin plans to put a little oompah-pah on your plate at Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's Stein & Dine Event

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 3, 2014) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, in partnership with Molson Coors Canada, is excited to welcome the return of nationally acclaimed Canadian Chef Corbin, to the popular Stein & Dine Culinary Experience. Stein & Dine will take place Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Waterloo Inn. “Corbin was an extraordinary guest last year – he was entertai ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Receives Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding

    (Waterloo Region, Canada – March 26, 2014) Kitchener Centre MPP John Milloy announced today that Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest has been awarded a capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation of $127,300 over one year. “We are excited and pleased about this news,” says Harry Vogt, President of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. “This funding will allow us to invest in our World Head ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Receives Top Honours Amongst Industry Peers

    (Waterloo Region, Canada – March 3, 2014) 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 2014 Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Awards were announced March 1st at FEO’s Annual Conference in Richmond Hill. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest was re ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest AGM

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – February 19, 2014) Harry Vogt, President of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, began his 2nd term yesterday by addressing an audience of board members, volunteers, City officials and community partners at the Annual General Meeting held at the Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel.

    During the Annual General Meeting, Harry Vogt reviewed the highlights of the 45th Fe ...
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