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  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Turns off the Taps and Closes the Kegs, Marking another Successful Year

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 15, 2017) - 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 49th year with Closing Ceremonies at Chicopee Haus. Festival organizers and guests looked on as the ceremonial keg was sealed in anticipation of i ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest’s $3000 Hidden Treasure Discovered in Hillside Park, Waterloo

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 10, 2017) – 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 this mor ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest helps the Food Bank of Waterloo Region spread the Spirit of Thanksgiving with the Onkel Hans Food

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 9, 2017) – 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. Alfred Lowrick, Interim Executive Director of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., says, “It’s a great pleasure to announce that we have collected 8,777 lbs o ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017 Selects Floats of Honour, Voters Pick People’s Choice

    (Waterloo Region, ON - October 9, 2017)The 2017 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) – Horn of Plenty sponsored by Sobeys Harvest Award (2nd Place) - Ci ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Awards Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 5, 2017) – K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year took time last night to recognize and pay tribute to some outstanding women in the community. At an awards ceremony at LOT 42 Global Flex Campus, with the assistance of our Masters of Ceremonies, Brady, Adele and Tara from CHYM 96.7 and guest speaker Leslie Gordon Christie “The Buff Mom”, the following w ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Announces the 2017 Parade Grand Marshals

    (Waterloo Region, ON – October 4, 2017) – Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is pleased to announce the Parade Grand Marshals for the 2017 Thanksgiving Day Parade! This year’s Parade Grand Marshals are author and TV Star DAVID CHILTON and Celebrity Chef and Author GRETA PODLESKI. David Chilton is the author of Canada’s all-time best-selling book The Wealthy Barber and the sequel The Weal ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest crowns Miss Oktoberfest 2017

    (Waterloo Region, ON – September 29, 2017) – At a gala black tie event, Mikaila Emrich was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2017, making her the 49th Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. Mikaila was sponsored by Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. For the past 14 years, the search for the Ambassador for Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival has stretched from Waterloo Region to sur ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Recognizes Outstanding Achievements in Waterloo Region

    (Waterloo Region, ON – September 25, 2017) – 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 5th at 7:00 pm at Lot 42 Global Flex Campus, Kitchener, with special guest speaker Leslie Gordon Christie, certified personal trainer, life coach and mom. Les ...
  • Opening Weekend of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Will Be Wunderbar!

    (Waterloo Region, ON - September 25, 2017) - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival, is teaming up with the Downtown Kitchener BIA and Lot 42 Global Flex Campus to make Oktoberfest in Downtown Kitchener Wunderbar! There will be all kinds of fun activities happening in front of Kitchener City Hall at Carl Zehr Square all Thanksgiving Weekend Long. Highlights Include: ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Welcomes Guest Speaker Leslie Gordon Christie

    (Waterloo Region, ON – September 27, 2017) – K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year welcomes guest speaker Leslie Gordon Christie. Often referred to as “The Buff Mom”, Leslie is a certified personal trainer, life coach and mom. The Women of the Year guest speaker is proudly sponsored by TD Canada Trust. Familiar to the people of Southwestern Ontario as CTV's Health and Lifestyle Spec ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Inc. Board of Directors Appoints Alfred Lowrick as the Organization's Acting Executive Director

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – August 16, 2017) – The Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alfred Lowrick as the organization’s Acting Executive Director. He will manage the organization until a permanent Executive Director is established. “Alfred brings proven leadership to this position serving as the organization’s President in ...
  • Local Chefs put a little oompah-pah on your plate at Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's Stein & Dine Event

    MEDIA RELEASE (Wednesday, July 26, 2017) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, in partnership with Molson Coors Canada, is thrilled to announce this year's local connection to our incredibly popular Stein & Dine Culinary Experience. This year we welcome three unique chefs taking over the local culinary scene - Chef Darryl Fletcher (ChefD), Chef Dan McCowan (Red House, Waterloo) and Red Seal Chef David P ...
  • New Venue for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Events!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Tuesday, July 18, 2017)Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Announces Exciting New Venue and Catering Partners for Prestigious Events. (Tuesday, July 18, 2017) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is thrilled to announce that the Miss Oktoberfest Gala Ball (September 29), A Blooming Affair Fashion Show (October 4) and the K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year (October 5) will be ...
  • Kitchener- Waterloo Oktoberfest Receives Top Honours From Industry Peers.

    (Waterloo Region, Canada - March 6, 2017) - 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 2017 Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) Achievement Awards were announced March 3 at FEO's Annual Conference Celebrating the Past, Igniting the Future in Sault Ste. Mari ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Identified As A Must Experience Canadian Festival in 2017 by Expedia.ca

    (Thursday, March 2, 2017) Renowned travel site www.expedia.ca released a comprehensive list of 17 Must-Experience Festivals in Canada in 2017, and we were thrilled to discover Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest was on that list. According to the travel website, the 17 Must-Experience Festivals were “…chosen based on factors like national buzz, local pride, strength of headliners, and wacky sig ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Inc. welcomes Margo Jones as new President for 2017-18 Festivals at the Annual General Meeting last night.

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada - February 21, 2017) – Margo Jones, the newly inaugurated President of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., began her term by addressing an audience of board members, volunteers, city officials and community partners at the Annual General Meeting held at the Concordia Club in Kitchener. During the Annual General Meeting, outgoing president Alfred Lowrick reviewed the highlights ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 2017 Annual General Meeting

    K-W Oktoberfest Inc. Annual General Meeting DATE & TIME: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Concordia Club – Main Hall, 429 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener. The year 2016 was both challenging and exciting for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. The 48th edition of Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival included unique Family & Cultural Events; exciting entertainment; new events and activ ...
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