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  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Hosts 6th Annual Hansie Awards

    (Waterloo Region, ON – November 30, 2016) – 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 6th annual Holly Jolly 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 Deck yo ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Turns off the Taps and Closes the Kegs, Marking another Successful Year

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 16, 2016) - The festival that has benefited 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 48th year with Closing Ceremonies at Chicopee Haus. Festival organizers and guests looked on as the ceremonial keg was sealed in anticipation of it ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade 2016 Selects Floats of Honour, Voters Pick People’s Choice

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 10, 2016) - The 2016 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) – KW Oktoberfest Mobile Maypole Harvest Award (2nd Place) - Kitc ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest helps the Food Bank of Waterloo Region spread the Spirit of Thanksgiving with the Onkel Hans Food

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 10, 2016) – 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 9,943 lbs of non-perish ...
  • Roll Out the Barrel Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is here!

    (Waterloo Region, Canada - October 7, 2016) - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped the keg to officially open the 48th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd in Downtown Kitchener at Carl Zehr Square. "Our festival is excited to welcome Prime Minister Trudeau with one of our highest honours as the official keg tapper for 2016," said Alfred Lowrick, Presid ...
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to officially open 48th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 6, 2016) – The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Official Opening Ceremonies will include two additional guests this year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Kathleen Wynne will join Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, Regional Chair Ken Seiling and KW Oktoberfest President Alfred Lowrick to open the 48th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The Honourable Prime Min ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Announces the 2016 Media Meister Award

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 5, 2016) The Media Meister is the winner of a challenge for local radio stations to get creative and come up with a Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest version of a popular song that reflects the genre of their station. This year the station that can declare themselves the 2016 Media Meister is COUNTRY 106.7, whose song “COUNTRY Oktoberfest” a spoof on Huntin', F ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Announces the 2016 Parade Grand Marshals

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 5, 2016) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is pleased to announce the Parade Grand Marshals for the 2016 Thanksgiving Day Parade! This year’s Parade Grand Marshals are STEPH LECLAIR and KRISTEN MCKENZIE, from AMAZING RACE CANADA! Season 4 winners of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Steph Leclair and Kristen McKenzie are former varsity softball athletes who have played ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run Welcomes Very Special Guests in 2016

    (Kitchener-Waterloo. Monday, October 3, 2016)The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run takes place on Monday, October 10, 2016 and begins at 8:00 am. Runners will follow the Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade Route starting on Eby Street beside the Kitchener Market in downtown Kitchener and concluding at Moses Springer Arena in Waterloo where they will take part in an authentic Oktoberfest fi ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest crowns Miss Oktoberfest 2016

    (Waterloo Region, ON – September 30, 2016) – At a gala black tie event, Vanessa Buttinger was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2016, making her the 48th Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. Vanessa was sponsored by Shopify Plus. For the past 13 years, the search for the Ambassador for Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival has stretched from Waterloo Region to surrounding communities. ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – September 29, 2016) – 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 6th at 7:00 pm at Bingemans Ballroom, Kitchener, with special guest speaker Brenda Halloran, CEO of Brenda Halloran Inc., Chair of the Board for Startup Canad ...
  • Oktoberfest Golf Experience a HUGE Success

    The Oktoberfest Golf Experience was very fortunate to have the Deer Ridge Golf Club host our event on Monday September 12. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to tee it up at a very prestigious and private golf course, and our 120 golfers and 30 CPGA Pro's had a fantastic time. Almost every hole on the course featured mouth watering food tasting, ice cold beverages or chances to win incre ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run is Monday, October 10, 2016

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Monday, October 3, 2016)It is a Thanksgiving Day tradition, show up to your favourite spot on the Parade Route nice and early and just before the annual Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade begins, you cheer on hundreds of runners on the parade route as they try to achieve their personal best times. The Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run begins at 8am and will follow the same route ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Tour de Hans THIS Sunday, September 25, 2016

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Sunday, September 25, 2016) The Spirit of Competition meets the Spirit of Gemuetlichkeit at the 7th Annual Tour de Hans.! Enjoy beautiful fall colours on the 100km or 50km Gran Fondo ride, featuring some of the most scenic landscapes in Waterloo Region! Then experience Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest hospitality at the finish line, including a keg tapping, authentic Bavaria ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Welcomes a Brand New Festhalle to Waterloo

    (Waterloo Region, ON - September 15, 2016) - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival, proudly announces that a brand new Festhalle will open its doors just in time for the 2016 Festival, and it will be located in the City of Waterloo. Introducing the newest Festhalle to the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest family, The Berlin Haus! Come explore the tent located at the n ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Inc. President Alfred Lowrick Shares Vision for 2016

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada - February 17, 2016) - Alfred Lowrick, the President of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., addressed an audience of board members, volunteers, city officials and community partners at the Annual General Meeting held at the Concordia Club last evening. During the Annual General Meeting, president Alfred Lowrick reviewed the highlights of the 47th annual Festival and then outlined ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 2016 Annual General Meeting

    K-W Oktoberfest Inc. Annual General Meeting DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Concordia Club – Main Hall 429 Ottawa Street, Kitchener. 2015 was both challenging and exciting for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The 47th edition of Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival included unique Family & Cultural Events; exciting entertainment; new events and activities; ...
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