D. Smith, Los Lunas, Nm - Carved Bear donated by Bear X-ing
N. Schemmer, Norman, OK - Ski Trip Package furnished by the Red River Ski Area, Black Mountain Lodge and Grill, All Seasons Sports
M. Meier, Topeka, KS - Elk (cow) Hunt and lodging donated by the Pueblo Sandia and Bobcat Pass Ranch
Thanks to everyone who played and helped make Oktoberfest 2014 a big success!
Authentic German food & music, craft beers & New Mexico wines, arts & crafts vendors, entertaining games & contests, ski trip giveaways, family friendly activities,
changing colors, and more!
Admission is FREE and you can buy your commemorative taster mug for $10
or stein glass for $15 when you get to the park includes 8 tastings.
People’s Choice Brewery Competition: sample beers and vote for your favorite on Friday and Saturday. Participating breweries include Santa Fe Brewing Co, Taos Mesa Brewing Co, Commache Creek Brewing Co, Abbey Brewing Company and 10th & Blake. Breweries are St. Clair Winery and Las Nueve Ninos Winery. New this year is Left Turn Distilling!
Oktoberfest "Mega Mustache" Pub Crawl : This themed pub crawl takes you on a tour of some of Red River’s favorite watering holes. Each bar will feature a special beer, and food specials will be available at designated participating locations. Meet in Brandenburg Park at 5pm for your first beer then take off on your own or in a group to the participating locations. A map will be provided!
Participating businesses: Black Diamond Grill, Capo's Corner, Timbers Restaurant, Lost Love Saloon (Texas Reds), and the Bull o' the Woods Saloon.
College Day: Wear your team colors on Saturday to win a ski trip back to Red River this winter! For each piece of NCAA apparel you sport you’ll receive one entry into the raffle.
NFL Day: Wear your favorite NFL team colors on Sunday to win a ski trip back to Red River this winter! For each piece of NFL apparel you sport you'll receive one entry into the raffle.
Raffles: Ski Trip to Red River this winter -- Elk Hunt and Lodging provided by the Pueblo of Sandia -- Wood-carved Bear provided by Bear Xing
Live Polka Music
Ms & Mr Oktoberfest Competitions: Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in Chamber of Commerce gift certificates (can be used at any Chamber member in Red River). The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 1pm and include a stein holding contest, yodeling contest, and an obstacle course. The Ms. Oktoberfest competition begins at 1pm followed by the Mr. Oktoberfest competition - includes stein holding, and obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the chamber of commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Glück (good luck)!
Games and Contests
Keg Karry: Contestants attempt to prove their strength by carrying full kegs from Brandenburg Park to the Bull o' the Woods Saloon. Another fabulous way to win cash and great prizes! Everyone is invited to a bratwurst buffet at the Bull o' the Woods after the Keg Karry is over. Interested in entering? Look for the Chamber of Commerce booth in the park for information.
Ski Trip Giveaway for Two - Lodging at Black Mountain Lodge, Skiing and Lift Tickets at Red River Ski Area Rentals by All Seasons Sports and a dinner at Black Diamond Grill.
Live music: Eurofest Polka Band