The festival will include live entertainment by The Saurkraut Band and local SML Saengerbund, who will be performing authentic German style music in traditional Bavarian clothing. The event will also feature artisan crafters selling their handmade wares, more vendors, a children's play area, German food and a special Oktoberfest beer brewed by Sunken City Brewery.

  • 5K Trail Race/Walk - REGISTER HERE

The 5K Trail Race will start at 10:30 a.m. and begin at Westlake Towne Center, wind through the Jack-O-Lantern Branch Heritage Trail at the Booker T. Washington Monument, and end at the Oktoberfest. Awards will be presented soon after the race ends. Timing by Mountain Junkies.

Awards for the Top 3 Overall 5k Finishers.

Age Division Awards to Top 3 Males/Females:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and over

  • Strong Man Contest

Keg carry:

A full full size keg or a full pony keg

Keg toss:

An empty full size keg or an empty pony keg

Competitors may choose either keg size for either event. A winner will be named for both sizes in both events. Competitors can only score in one of the events (i.e., competitor cannot win in both the full size and pony keg carry or toss).


$5 per attempt in either event

Keg Carry - Competitor will carry the keg Hussafel-style for maximum time. Timing will begin as soon as the competitor is in a full standing position with the keg, and begins walking with it. Timing will end as soon as a) the competitor stops moving forward, or b) the keg touches the ground, total distance will be recorded as the final score.

Keg Toss - Competitor will have 3 attempts to throw the keg as far as possible for distance, using any method (overhead, side toss, rear overhead). The best of 3 attempts will be recorded as the final score.

NO: tacky/grippy sleeves or other clothing. Belts, knee wraps, sleeves, and chalk are permitted.

  • Live Music by the Saurkraut Band and local SML Saengerbund Band
  • Children's Play Area
  • German Food
  • Oktoberfest Beer

Sie sind hungrig (Are you hungry?) Bring your appetite! 2017 Food vendors to be announced soon! 


2017 Sponsors

• Laker Media • The YMCA • The Willard Companies • Sunken City Brewing Company • Absolute Collision • Westlake Automotive • Phil Hager Insurance Agency • Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital • Smith Mountain Building Supply • Vistar Eye Center • Carter Bank & Trust • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services • The Westlake • Haywoods Westlake • Sheetz • Next Generation Designs • Jolly Jen Photography • SML Signs and More • WSLK Lake Radio 880 • Source 4 • Aztec Rental • Bojangles • Southern Roots