Who is that big, lovable orange guy you've seen around the festival? Onkel Hans is the Official Mascot of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest and a Goodwill Ambassador to communities all across North America. As the mascot of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest you will see his smiling face on buttons, pins, t-shirts, brochures, steins and other souvenirs.
Created in 1974, Onkel Hans has come to symbolize the spirit of the festival, with his jolly disposition he greets everyone he meets with a warm smile and a wink.
During Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Onkel Hans is sure to make an appearance at each of the festhallen and the many family and cultural events in the region. He even appears "larger than life" in the Annual Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade. He keeps busy throughout the remainder of the year visiting schools, hospitals and nursing homes spreading happiness and cheer. As a representative of the Kitchener-Waterloo community,
Onkel Hans has attended the Calgary Stampede, the Molson Indy, Quebec Winter Carnival and Bavarian Festival in Frankenmuth, Michigan.Onkel Hans is even on Facebook! Visit his profile and become ‘friends’ with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest’s most popular VIP! Although he's busy during the festival, Onkel Hans always has time to stop for a smile, a handshake, or even a photo ... he looks forward to welcoming you to Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest this year!
Onkel Hans is sponsored by:
Inn of Waterloo 475 King St N, Waterloo
Restaurants throughout Waterloo Region!
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