Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend Schedule of Events Announced Thursday, September 29th – Sunday, October 2nd

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The Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend (September 29th – October 2nd) activities have been announced and range from a Brat & Strudel contest to Stein Hoisting competitions to special menus at many restaurants in Rangeley and Oquossoc to the Maine Forestry Museum’s 23rd Annual Apple Festival.

Rangeley Oktoberfest weekend kicks off with the annual Brat & Strudel contest on Thursday, September 29th, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. This event will again be held at The Rangeley Inn, from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Entrants will put forth their best brat and strudel and the public is invited to taste samples from all participants. Each attendee will receive a free commemorative Rangeley Oktoberfest mug and tastings of all brat and strudel entries. Winners will earn bragging rights based on voting by both the public and a panel of expert judges. Brat and strudel entrants confirmed at press time include the following:

Blue Orchid

Classic Provisions

Forks in the Air

Gingerbread House Restaurant

Inner Eye

Moose Alley

Rangeley IGA

The Rangeley Tavern

Sarge’s

The Shed

The Rangeley Oktoberfest events continue throughout the weekend and highlights are provided below:

Thursday, September 29th

6:00PM – Stein Hoisting Semifinals – Rangeley Inn & Tavern (2443 Main St., Rangeley)

Friday, September 30th

SoJo’s Scarecrow Ball

Take a stroll down High Street during Oktoberfest and vote for your favorite scarecrow!

Autumn BBQ Sampler

12:00 – 3:00PM Blue Flame/Rangeley Fireplace & Stove Co. BBQ sampler & drinks (2497 Main St., Rangeley)

Autumn Beer Tasting with Appetizers

4:00PM – 6:00PM – Classic Provisions (2485 Main St., Rangeley)

Headliners Comedy Club

7:30PM – 9:00PM – The Rangeley Inn & Tavern (2443 Main St., Rangeley)

Stein Hoisting Semifinals

6:00PM – Bald Mountain Camps (125 Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc)

7:00PM – 45th Parallel (2303 Main St, Rangeley)

8:00PM – Moose Alley (2809 Main St., Rangeley)

9:00PM – Sarge’s (2454 Main St., Rangeley)

Music

Live Music (Friday night) – Moose Alley (2809 Main St., Rangeley)

Saturday, October 1st

Maine Forestry Museum’s 23rd Annual Apple Festival

9:00AM – 3:00PM – Church of the Good Shepherd (2614 Main St., Rangeley)

Harvest Market – Meet and Share with Local Farmers & Maine Made Producers

10:00AM – 5:00PM – Classic Provisions (2485 Main St., Rangeley)

Horse & Wagon Rides – sponsored by The Alpine Shop

10:00AM – 1:00PM – The Alpine Shop (2504 Main St., Rangeley)

Sam Adams Beer Chugging Contest & Beer Hall Lunch

12:00PM – 2:00PM – Moose Alley (2809 Main St., Rangeley)

Stein Hoisting Finals

8:00PM – Moose Alley (2809 Main St., Rangeley)

Music

11:00 AM – 4:00PM – Music on the Deck – Four Season’s Café (82 Carry Road, Oquossoc)

Saturday night – Karaoke – Sarge’s (2454 Main St., Rangeley)

Live Music (Saturday afternoon & night) – Moose Alley (2809 Main St., Rangeley)

Sunday, October 2nd

Katzenjammer Brunch

Classic Provisions (2485 Main St., Rangeley)

Four Season’s Cafe (82 Carry Rd., Oquossoc)

Gingerbread House Restaurant (55 Carry Rd., Oquossoc)

Inner Eye (2487 Main St., Rangeley)

Oktoberfest Closing Ceremonies

1:00PM

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce (6 Park Rd., Rangeley) – awarding of prizes for Brat & Strudel Contest, Beer Stein Hoisting Competition and stamped brochure entries.

Music

Sunday night – Open Mic – Moose Alley (2809 Main St., Rangeley)

Prizes

All visitors are encouraged to pick up a copy of the Oktoberfest brochure at any of the local participating businesses and then get brochures stamped at participating businesses. Stamped brochures must be dropped off at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce (6 Park Road, Rangeley) by 12 NOON on Sunday, October 2nd to qualify for the prize drawing.

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