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1301 Lake Shore Blvd.

Guten Tag! Camp Eastman is the place to be as we celebrate two fun-filled weekends at the 31st Annual Oktoberfest in the huge, one-acre tent!

Join us for our fun-packed Stein Hoisting Competition every day of Oktoberfest! $20 gets you a filled beer stein to keep and an Oktoberfest hat plus the opportunity to win additional prizes and Oktoberfest glory!

General Information

September 7 & 8
Friday: 4pm to 11pm
Saturday: Noon to 11pm

September 14 & 15
Friday: Noon to 11pm
Saturday: Noon to 11pm

Want to Have Your Own Party Under the Big Tent?

Book your event at our giant tent at Camp Eastman!

The tent is available August and September. For more information call (585) 336-6070.

  1. Admission
  2. Music Schedule
  3. Featured Entertainers
  4. Stein Hoist Contest
  5. Sponsors
  6. Groups
Tickets are $10.00 at the gate. Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Friday, Sept. 14 from Noon to 3pm - admission is only $5.00

  • Oktoberfest is held rain or shine. All events are subject to change without notice. Sorry, no refunds.
  • Only service dogs allowed on grounds during Town events
  • ATM on premises.
Each day, hours of live performances - including German bands and master yodeler - ignite the spirit of Gemütlichkeit at Oktoberfest!
 Oktoberfest Music Header

 First Weekend

Hilby & Joe Maloy perform during band breaks

Second Weekend

Joe Maloy performs during band breaks

Friday, September 7
Gates Open at 4pm

5:30pm - Hilby

6:00pm - The Frankfurters

Friday, September 14
Gates Open at Noon

12:00pm - Joe Maloy

12:30pm - The Krazy Firemen

5:00pm - The Alphorn Society

6:00pm - Golden Keys with Richard Brandl

Saturday, September 8
Gates Open at Noon

1:00pm - Hilby

1:30pm - The Krazy Firemen

5:30pm - Hilby

6:00pm - The German-American Musicians

Saturday, September 15
Gates Open at Noon

1:00pm - Joe Maloy

1:30pm - The Bergholz Band of Western NY

5:30pm - Joe Maloy

6:00pm - Golden Keys with Richard Brandl

2018 Featured Entertainers



The Skinny German Juggle Boy

Golden Keys

Golden Keys

Voted #1 Band at Kitchener Oktoberfest

The Krazy Firemen

The Krazy Firemen

Rochester's Original Oktoberfest Band

The Frankfurters

The Frankfurters

Joe Maloy

Joe Maloy

Mr. Oktoberfest!

The Alphorn Society

The Alphorn Society

Bergholz Band

Bergholz Band of Western NY

Happy carefree musical expression of “Gemutlichkeit.”

Buffalo's German Big Band

The German-American Musicians

Buffalo's "BIG" German Band

Richard Brandl

Richard Brandl

Master Yodeler

Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Contest

Photo:Stein Hoist Contest


Heat 1: Friday, Sept. 7 at TBD
Heat 2: Saturday, Sept. 8 at TBD
Heat 3: Friday, Sept. 14 at TBD
Heat 4: Saturday, Sept. 15 at TBD

Times are approximate

Cost: $20 Per Competitor

Includes Irondequoit Oktoberfest Stein with first fill and Sam Adams Tyrolean hat
(Value of $21)


Participants will be timed as they compete to be the last man and woman standing.

The rules are simple:

  • Steins Up: Participants must use one arm only to hold their stein perfectly straight in front of them, parallel to the floor
  • Sipping & Spilling: Once a participant starts to spill, or drops or bends their arm - they're out!
  • Time Matters: Even if you are the last person standing, keep that stein in the air! The best overall time at the 2017 Irondequoit Oktoberfest will win a Grand Prize (1 Male Winner and 1 Female Winner). All times are also entered into the national Sam Adams Competition, so every second counts.
  • Prizes:

    First Prize - Ceramic Sam Adams Beer Stein
    Awarded for Best Time in Each Heat

    1 Male Winner Per Heat (3 Total Male Winners) and 1 Female Winner Per Heat (3 Total Female Winners)

    Grand Prize - 3 Seats at a Select Seating Table at the 2018 Irondequoit Oktoberfest (Value of $225)
    Awarded for Best Overall Time

    1 Male Winner and 1 Female Winner

    Sign Up:

    Online: Coming Soon!
    Call: 585-336-6070
    In Person: Irondequoit Town Hall
    *Contestants May Register at Oktoberfest*

    *Rules and details subject to change. Please check this page periodically for updates*

    Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

    Photo: Genesee OktoberfestPhoto: LabattPhoto: Sam Adams

    Photo: Silver FlossPhoto: WHAM

    Photo: Paris KirwanPhoto: Brown and Brown

    Photo: M&T BankPhoto: Diamond Packaging

    Photo: Local 13Photo: Teamster Local 118Photo: Monroe Piping

    Photo: United Healthcare


    Arrangements can be made by contacting Irondequoit Bureau of Recreation at (585) 336-6078, or fax us at (585) 336-6084. Be sure to mention Oktoberfest when you call.


    Preferred Group Hotel Rates - Call the Hampton Inn (1323 East Ridge Road) at 585-339-3500 and mention Irondequoit Oktoberfest.

    Hampton Inn Oktoberfest Happy Hours - September 12, 13, & 14
    From 5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding accommodations or tour groups.