Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Squaw Valley |

Annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to Squaw Valley

Keg-rolling races will be part of the Oktoberfest festivities at Squaw Valley this Saturday.
Matt Palmer / Squaw Valley |

If you go

What: Oktoberfest

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26

Where: The Village at Squaw Valley

Tickets: Free


The Village at Squaw Valley will transform into a miniature Bavaria this Saturday when its annual Oktoberfest celebration returns.

The event will feature authentic German beer and food, Bavarian music, family fun and the Oktoberfest Games, which include a stein-holding competition, keg-rolling race and a bratwurst toss.

Joe Smiell and his 20-piece Bavarian band and the Almenrauch Schuhplattler Bavarian Folk Dancers are set to perform on the event’s main stage, with the Alpentanz Kapelle Band and the Alpentanzer Schuhplattler Austrian Dance Troop taking to the First Street Stage during the event, which runs from 2-6 p.m.

“In celebration of Oktoberfest, Village restaurants will serve German bratwurst with sauerkraut and other traditional fare,” according to an event description. “The Truckee Sourdough Company will serve freshly-baked pretzels to satiate any Munich appetite. Oktoberfest also features a root beer float station for the kids.”

Entrance to the celebration is free. The first beer for those 21 and older is $10 and sold in a commemorative festival mug. Additional beers are $5 each.

All proceeds from beer sales benefit the High Sierra Lacrosse Foundation.

More information is available at

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