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Days Til Oktoberfest!

Opening Ceremony


When: 11:30 a.m., Saturday
Where: Sam Adams Main Stage at 2nd & Elm

The ceremonies begin with a colorful parade of German-American representatives and musicians wearing traditional vestments visiting each fest tent. Keg tapping at each fest tent will mark the opening of that tent. A flag and seal will then be hung at each tent. This ceremony has its roots in the original authentic Oktoberfest in Munich.

Oktoberfest Keg Tapping 2014 Oktoberfest Keg Carry 2014

Oktoberfest Opening Ceremony 2014 Oktokberfest Alpenhorns 2014

Oktoberfest Dancers 2014  Oktoberfest Group Shot at Opening Ceremony 2014