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Oktoberfest Masskrugstemmen (Steinholding) Competition

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mark Your Calendars! Downtown Gardner’s Oktoberfest 2022 is the Last Saturday in September (EVERY YEAR!) Gardner’s Oktoberfest Party in the Street just got cooler! This year Moon Hill Brewing Company at Gardner Ale House will feature the FIRST Steinholding Competition at Oktoberfest! The WINNER moves on to the state competition the next weekend at Jack’s Abbey!

Masskrugstemmen CompetitionWhat is a Masskrugstemmen (or Steinholding) Competition?
You take several perfectly normal people (there you are, the first test), assemble them on a stage in front of all their admirers and supporters (the second test), provide each with a 3-lb, 1-liter stein, filled with 1 liter of Oktoberfest lager (brings the total to 5 lbs) and with a starters fog horn blasting the start, competitors will raise their steins, straight-armed, perfectly horizontal and hold the steins in place, disregarding all cat calling, pejoratives and verbal insults to their abilities. With sweat dripping, lactic acid accumulating and ego at stake, the contest continues until the last man or woman remains with arm outstretched, stable and proud. That’s fun, right?



September 24
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Gardner Ale House
74 Parker Street
Gardner, MA 01440 United States
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