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STEIN HOISTING

The games are open to all OktoBEERfest guests and are free to play!

RAISE THE STEIN – 2017 SAM ADAMS NATIONAL STEIN HOISTING COMPETITION

Think you have what it takes to become America’s Stein Hoister of the Year? The Sam Adams Stein Hoisting competition is in full force for another season as they search coast to coast for two national champions to send to the 2018 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany.

The five strongest men and women from around the country will compete in the ultimate arena – Caesars Palace in Las Vegas! OktoBEERfest is a nationally sanctioned Sam Adams “Raise the Stein” competition — all you have to do is have one of the top five longest stein hoisting times (5 women and 5 men) in the country, and you and a guest will be off to Las Vegas for a three day, two-night trip to compete for the national title at the historic Caesars Palace! Do you have what it takes?

This year’s competition is open through midnight EST on October 23, 2017 at bars and festivals across the country. The ultimate winners crowned at the Championships in Las Vegas will each win a trip for two to the 2018 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany.

THE SAM ADAMS MICHIGAN STATE FINALS – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7TH – 9PM

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS FRIDAY & SATURDAY
There is still time to compete for your chance to qualify for the National Finals! OktobEER Fest 2017 will be hosting several rounds of competition on Friday & Saturday Nights. Simply check out the schedule below and sign up for a round.  Depending on the number of pre-registered competitors, there may be openings for walk-up registration.

  • Registration is Free
  • State Finals for Michigan will be at 9pm on Saturday, October 7th – Come root on the hoisters! The winner of Saturday’s State finals will win a trip to the nationally renowned Oktoberfest Festival in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Please see details above for the rules regarding the national championship in Vegas for the National “Raise the Stein” Finals

OktoBEERfest 2017 Hosts Sanctioned Qualifying Events & Finals

Friday, October 6th
6:00pm-7:00pm
7:30pm-8:30pm
9:00pm-10:00pm

Saturday, October 7th
2:30pm-3:30pm
4:00pm-5:00pm
6:00pm-7:00pm
7:30pm-8:30pm
9:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday, October 8th
1:00pm-2:00pm
2:30pm-3:30pm
4:00pm-5:00pm

Sign-up on Site – Arrive 15-30 minutes before a qualifying round on Friday or Saturday to sign up to participate