15  Days
October 6-14 2017

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Get your best #Hansie this Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest season. Take a selfie with either Onkel Hans or Tante Frieda, post it to social media containing #Hansie and tag our sponsor Morell Kelly Accident, Injury & Disability Law.

Submit to our online form for further chance and prizes.

Great prizes available throughout the contest.

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2015 Media Meister

Congratulations to The Beat Breakfast's Carols, Laura and Dave from 91.5 The Beat for being named the 2015 Media Meisters.

The Media Meister is the winner of a challenge for radio stations to get creative and come up with a Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest version of a popular song that reflects the genre of their station.

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Annual Treasure Hunt - Find the Key to $3,000

The highly anticipated Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Treasure Hunt is returning for 2017! Thousands of families participate in the annual ‘Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Treasure Hunt’ each year, competing for a chance to win $3000 in cash!

Every day throughout the festival daily clues are provided by Country 106.7 and The Record.

Participating sponsors post the clues in their locations on promotional posters provided by Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and distributed by UPS.

Listeners are prompted to visit participating sponsors to review each day’s clues and to fill in ballots for daily draws for $100.
The suspense builds as participants try to solve the trail of clues leading to King Ludwig’s $3,000 Treasure.

Once the key is found, the winning Treasure Hunter is presented with a cheque for $3,000 cash!

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Faces of the Festival

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and snapd KW will partner once again this year for the "Faces of the Festival" contest. snapd KW will visit all of the festhalls & cover Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest events throughout the city, taking photos of all the faces of the festival!

You could be the face of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest! Visit this page every day for your chance to win a prize! If you see your photo come to the K-W Oktoberfest Inc. office (17 Benton Street) to pick up your prize!

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K-W Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run

Run for Fun! Run for Sport! Run because you Care!

On Monday, October 10, the chicken won't just cross the road, he'll race down it for 5km! Kick-off the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade by participating in the Official Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run! Top male and female finishers are whisked away to ride in the Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Register as a Family for $100! Family Team Fee includes registration for four people and tickets to Family Day at Altes Muenchen Haus after the race! (Value of $140!)
Register Your Corporate Team for $120. Corporate Team Fee includes registrations for four people, four tickets to Hospitality Night at Concordia Club (Oct. 12) and your team name printed on the back of your shirt (if registration is received before Sept. 4).

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People's Choice Float - Text To Vote

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and the Thanksgiving Day Parade have gone wireless. For the third year in a row the 150,000 spectators at the Thanksgiving Day Parade will be able to text in their votes for the People's Choice Float Award.

Congratulations to the Nelco Mechanical Float ~ the winner of the 2015 People's Choice Float Award!

Spectators simply text the code on the sides of each of the floats to 54500 to cast their vote for the interactive award, and they can vote as many times as they want! The voter will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to fly with WestJet - to be drawn after the festival.