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  • Oktoberfest Lotto Express Winners Announced

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – November 16, 2010) The Festival may be over for another year, but the fun continued for Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest tonight as the winners of the Oktoberfest Lotto Express were drawn at the annual Awards Night at the Delta Kitchener-Waterloo. Lottery License #M536819 The prizes went to: Grand Prize: Flights for four (4) to any WestJet destination plus $10 ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest closes the keg for another year

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 17, 2010) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest officially ended for another year with Closing Ceremonies at the Transylvania Club last night. Festival organizers and guests looked on as the ceremonial keg was sealed to await the 2011 Festival opening in a year’s time. As the clean up continues downtown this morning, Festival President Paul Buttinger count ...
  • Key to Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest's $3000 Hidden Treasure discovered in Kitchener's Lakeside Park

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 15, 2010) For 19 days Kitchener-Waterloo treasure hunters have been scouring the area for a hidden key worth $3,000! The key unlocks King Ludwig's Treasure Chest and the annual search for the loot is one of the highlights of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest.
    Festival organizers have announced today that the key to the valuable treasure chest was found in ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest helps the Food Bank of Waterloo Region with the Onkel Hans Food Drive

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 11, 2010) Today the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest came together to help those in need while enjoying the tradition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade. Larry Blundell, Executive Director of K-W Oktoberfest Inc., says, it's a great pleasure to announce that we have raised 17,500 lbs of non-peris ...
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade names Floats of Honour; announces People's Choice Award

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 11, 2010) The 2010 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrity Judges have revealed their top picks for the best floats in the 2010 Thanksgiving Day Parade. The floats that have been selected, by the judges, to receive honours this year are: Festival Award (1st Place) – Pirate Ship (Sponsored by the Stag Shop) Harvest Award ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest selects Oktoberfest Idol 2010

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 10, 2010) The judges have spoken – Karli Purcell, 18, of Listowel, was named the 2010 Oktoberfest Idol winner today at Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest. Karli Purcell has also won the Northern Ontario Open Country Singing Contest and the Harvest Star Search, as well as being a finalist in the Ontario Youth Talent Search. The search for the best ...
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade returns with People's Choice Float Award and Celebrity Judges

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. October 9th, 2010) When the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade gets underway on Monday, October 11, it will once again bring together long-standing traditions with the latest trends. Once again this year the parade will include the pageantry of numerous floats and bands. A panel of judges will select winning floats in a variety of categories. The 2 ...
  • Roll Out the Barrell - Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest ist Here!

    Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest opened to fanfare, friends and flowing beer this morning, kicking off the 42nd edition of Canada's Greatest Bavarian Festival! The Official Opening Ceremonies and keg tapping took place at Kitchener's Civic Square this morning as thousands of chicken-dancing spectators celebrated the return of the nine-day festival. Newly crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2010, Meghan Henn ...
  • 2010 K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Award Recipients

    K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year took time out last night to recognize and pay tribute to some outstanding women in the community. \"Our involvement is a true privilege. The Rogers Group of Companies is thrilled to champion the great women of this incredible Region,” said Mike Collins, General Manager of the Rogers Kitchener Radio Group. At an awards ceremony at St. George Ban ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest announces the 2010 Grand Marshal

    Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 2, 2010) – Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is pleased to announce as this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Grand Marshal is running for Mayor! This year’s Parade Grand Marshal is Fred Ewanuick, who stars as \"Dan\" in the Gemini Award nominated, CTV original series, DAN FOR MAYOR. Prior to DAN FOR MAYOR, Ewanuick was known ...
  • Miss Oktoberfest 2010 Crowned!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – October 2, 2010) At a gala black tie event, Meghan Hennessey, sponsored by Caliber Contracting, was crowned Miss Oktoberfest 2010, making her the 42nd Miss Oktoberfest since the festival’s inception. For the past seven years, the search for the Ambassador for Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival has been a combing of Waterloo region and surroundin ...
  • Tour de Hans offers a unique Kitchener-Waterloo Experience!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. September 13th, 2010) Congratulations to Paolo Dilecce of Richmond Hill, the very first winner of the Tour de Hans! Click here for Race Results!
  • Chase The Chicken Down the Parade Route in the Onkel Hans 5K Fun Run!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 13, 2010) On Monday, October 11th, kick-off the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade and participate in the Onkel Hans 5K Fun Run. The race will begin at 8:15 am and run right down the Parade route! Participants are encouraged to come dressed in crazy Oktoberfest costumes, and ‘Chase the Chicken’ down the Parade Route, in fr ...
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest comes to Cambridge with new Festhalle

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – September 10, 2010) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is expanding its impact on the Regional community with a new accredited Festahallen in Cambridge! One of the region’s most notable events, Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, will now be part of the mix in Cambridge. A first for the City of Cambridge, the local celebrations will run from October 6th - 8th at ...
  • OUR LADY PEACE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. August 20th, 2010) Tickets for Oktoberfest Rocks the Tent featuring OUR LADY PEACE are on sale now! Come Rock The Tent on Saturday, October 2nd at Concordia Club!
  • illScarlett to hit the stage at Rocktoberfest9

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – August 16, 2010) On Sunday, October 10th, Rocktoberfest9 will bring together the polka stylings of Walter Ostanek with the rock sounds of Canadian headline act illScarlett and special guest KO. Tickets for both events go on sale on Friday
  • Our Lady Peace to headline Oktoberfest Rocks the Tent on October 2nd

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – August 16, 2010) Canadian music icons Our Lady Peace will headline Oktoberfest Rocks the Tent at Concordia Club on Saturday, October 2nd; setting the stage for a night of tent-shaking music and a full Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest experience a week before the festival officially opens! Tickets go on Sale Friday!
  • Larry Blundell to Bid Farewell to K-W Oktoberfest Inc.

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – July 14, 2010) Executive Director of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest, Larry Blundell, announced today that he will retire as head of Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival; following the 2010 festivities. Effective December 31st, Blundell will close the books on over 35 years of dedicated service to Waterloo Region’s most beloved festival.
  • Come Chicken Dance for Ellen at Kitchener City Hall

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. June 16th, 2010) WHAT: Mass Chicken Dance in Support of Ellen DeGeneres for Parade Marshall of the 2010 Oktoberfest Parade WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 6 to 7 p.m. ( This event will go rain or shine , but will be cancelled if there are severe thunderstorms) WHERE: In front of Kitchener City Hall WHO: Some of the special guests include: Carlos and Adele from 91. ...
  • K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Nominations Open!

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – May 20, 2010) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest announced its official call for nominations for the 2010 K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year awards. The annual awards have been celebrating the achievements and contributions of Waterloo Region women since 1975.
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest wants to Welcome Ellen DeGeneres as Parade Grand Marshal

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. May 13th, 2010) Help us get Ellen DeGeneres to Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest in 2010! We want to welcome her as the Grand Marshal of the Thanksgiving Day Parade! Show your support and join the FanPage! Just type Ellen DeGeneres for Parade Marshall of 2010 K-W Oktoberfest Parade on Facebook or become friends with Onkel Hans!
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest named Ontario Event of Distinction

    (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada – March 11, 2010) Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest once again received top honours from the festival industry at the Festivals and Events Ontario annual conference in Ottawa. The Festival was named as a 2010 Event of Distinction, an honour received by only 20 festivals and events across the province.
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