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Oktoberfest – Rochester Mills Beer Company 2013

Posted by Lisa LaGrou September 26, 2013 Local Activities

Celebrate the Season of Beer at the 2013 Annual Rochester Mills Beer Co. Brewery Oktoberfest. The Ceremonial Oktoberfest tapping is September 26 at 7p and the Oktoberfest celebration runs through September 29th.

You’ll find German-style music, German-style food, German-style bier, and plenty of kids activities including pony rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo, carnival games, clowns, and face painters. All of this takes place under the Big Top Tent in the back parking lot just east of the brewery.

Rochester Mills Brewery Oktoberfest 2013 Dates and Times

Thursday (September 26)
5pm Doors Open for the Bigtop Beer Tent & Carnival begins
6-9pm Live Traditional German Music with Enzian
7pm Ceremonial Tapping of the first keg with Mayor
11pm Tent Closes

Friday (September 27)
4-11pm Festival & Carnival open
5-10pm Live Traditional German Music with Enzian
8:30pm Brat & Kraut Eating Competitions
9:30pm Stein Hoist Competition
10pm-2am Under the Covers Band (inside brewery)

Saturday (September 28)
Noon-11pm Festival & Carnival open
1-5pm Traditional German Music with Vagabonds
2pm Tricycle Races
5-10pm Live Traditional German Music with Enzian
6:30pm Carpathia Dancers (6:30, 7:15 & 8:00)
8:30pm Brat & Kraut Eating Competitions
9:15pm Carpathia Dancers
9:30pm Stein Hoist Competition
10pm-2am Remedy Live Band (inside brewery)

Sunday (September 29)
1-6pm Festival & Carnival open
1-5pm Live Traditional German Music with Enzian

2013 Rochester Mills Beer Co Oktoberfest Admission:

$5 adults at the tent; children 16 and under get in free (with a paid adult). Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to obtain a wristband to purchase alcohol.

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Live music performances on Friday and Saturday

Update: Here are some stats from the 2011 Oktoberfest at Rochester Mills Beer Co.:

200 lbs. of Sauerkraut,
400 servings of Apple Strudel,
900 Corn Dogs,
1,000 Soft Pretzels,
1,000 Knackwurst,
2,000 Brats,
2,400 Potato Pancakes,
+9,000 16oz. Pints of Beer (74 kegs)
42 kegs Oktoberfest
24 kegs Light
8 kegs Wheat
56 bottles Riesling
29 bottles House White Wine
22 bottles Cab/Merlot (1.5 L)
3 bottles of House Red Wine
16 bottles Jägermeister
2 bottles Fig Vodka
1 bottle Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur

Oktoberfest at the Rochester Mills Beer Co.
400 Water Street
Downtown Rochester, Michigan
248-650-5080
2 blocks east of Main Street

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