2021 Oktoberfest Two-Day Event,
with Tapping of the Keg and 3 Mile Run/Walk
(Sept 1, 2021) After much consideration and with an abundance of caution, Devon Rotary has decided to cancel MILFORD OKTOBERFEST this year. :(:(
(I know, we're bummed too!)
Devon Rotary is a public service community organization. We feel it’s not in anyone’s best interest to be continuing with this event at a time when Covid-19 cases are rising again.
Soooo..... we have a couple suggestions for the Run n Chug.
1. Refund- Email back and we will refund your $35.00.
2. Virtual- Still race on September 25, on your own, and post your time and a picture of you participating on the Milford Oktoberfest fb page! The Map will be available to view.
(You will get one of our famous PRETZEL awards for pick up).
3. Donate- Don't race or get a refund but Donate the $35.00 which gets split between Boys and Girls Club of Milford and Literacy Volunteers.
We hope everybody understands as the committee has been working closely with the Health Department.
Fingers crossed! Mark your calendar’s and save the date. September 23 and 24th 2022.
(Milford, CT, July, 2021) −
The Devon Rotary Oktoberfest, sponsored by The Milford Bank, officially kicks off with a Happy Hour from 5- 6 p.m. at Fowler Field on Friday September 24th. Happy Hour attendees will receive free admission, beer discounts, and a special free admission pass to Saturday’s festivities. Additionally, First Responders showing valid ID will be honor all evening with free admission and $1 off drink prices.
The official “Tapping of the Keg,” will take place directly following Happy Hour at 6 p.m., followed by an evening of dancing to the the music of Hawkins the Band and The Rum Runners until 10 p.m. Saturday evening music will be Oompah Band, The Blue Collar Band and Shot Down. German beer, German food, German music and German dancers will also be featured throughout the day on Saturday.
Become an Oktoberfest Sponsor HERE!
Buy online tickets HERE or you can purchase at the door!
The Oktoberfest celebration will also include a 5K Run and Chug. The run will take place Saturday the 25th at 11:30 a.m. at Fowler Field, 1 Shipyard Lane. The $35 registration fee includes entry, official race shirt (limited to the first 200 registrants), snacks, a special 2-day festival free admission ticket, and one post-race beer (for 21 and over). For runners who are under 18 and, for adult runners, one free post-race refreshment!
The uncertified FUN 3.1-mile run/walk starts at Fowler Field and follows a course to New Haven Avenue and down Gulf Street then back through Wilcox Park for 3 loops through Fowler Field. Re hydrate afterward with post-race refreshments at the Rotary Pavilion and then join us as we kick off our afternoon festivities with food, drink, music, and fun!
Registration for the race starts at 10:30 am and will be followed by an awards ceremony at 12:30. The festival itself will open at noon. Awards will be given to top times, plus best age category times and best costumes. “We are excited to start the day with an Oktoberfest race! Fun for participants and audience! Come early to cheer on our runners and walkers.” said Tami Jackson and Erika Shea, Devon Rotary Run and Chug co-chairs. Register here.
Top sponsors for the race are Milford Point Brewing, Tribus Beer Co. and Dockside. Information including entry forms can be found here.
Friday- Guten Tag, and Welcome to Milford’s 32nd Annual Oktoberfest
5:00-6:00-Happy Hour (free admission and $1 off drink prices). First responders will be treated to Happy Hour all Friday evening (valid identification is requested)
We’re pleased to welcome 99.1PLR’s Chaz from 6:00-8:00
5:30-10:00-Hawkins the Band and The Rum Runners
6:00-Offical Keg Tapping emceed by Mayor Ben Blake
Please be sure to join us at 11:30 Saturday morning for the Run and Chug Oktoberfest 5k!
Saturday- Guten Tag, and Welcome to Milford Oktoberfest
10:30- Run n Chug registration begins
11:30- Run begins
12:00- Hallo, Welcome Milford Oktoberfest
12:30- Run n Chug Awards
1:00-3:00- Chris and Ronnie perform your German favorites, Oompah Band
3:00- Bavarian Dancers perform
3:15-3:30- Costume Contest
We’re pleased to welcome 99.1PLR’s Mike Lapatino from 3:00-5:00
3:30-4:00 Chris and Ronnie perform your German favorites, Oompah Band
4:00-Brat Eating Contest hosted by Mike Lapatino of 99.1PLR
4:30-4:45-Bavarian Dancers perform
6:45-Beer Stein Holding Competition
7:15-9:00- The Blue Collar Band and Shot Down.
8:00-Raffle drawing-Great Prizes will be raffled, and tickets are available all-day Friday and Saturday at the Raffle Tent
Food, beer and wine will be served all day!
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