Milford Oktoberfest


2019 Oktoberfest Two-Day Event, with Tapping of the Keg and 3 Mile Run/Walk

(Milford, CT, August, 2019) −    Devon Rotary officials announced today that their 2019 Oktoberfest celebration scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, will include a 5K Run and Chug. The run will take place Saturday the 21st 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 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. Rehydrate 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, best costume, and most enthusiastic. “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 Erika Shea, Devon Rotary President.  

Top sponsors for the race are Milford Point Brewing, Tribus Beer Co. and Dockside.  Information including entry forms can be found here.

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 20th.  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,” honoring Rape Crisis Center of Milford, will take place directly following Happy Hour at 6 p.m., followed by an evening of dancing to the the music of The Elwoods and Nashville Drive until 10 p.m.  Saturday evening music will be provided by the widely popular band, The Rum Runners. German beer, German food, German music and German dancers will also be featured throughout the day on Saturday. 

Tickets will be sold at the door!

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Friday- Guten Tag, and Welcome to Milford’s 31st 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

5:30-6:00-The Elwoods perform first set

6:00-Offical Keg Tapping emceed by Mayor Ben Blake in recognition of Rape Crisis Center of Milford

6:15-7:30-The Elwoods second set

8:00-Nashville Drive perform


Please be sure to join us at 11:30 Saturday morning for the Run and Chug Oktoberfest 5k!

Food, beer and wine will be served all day

Saturday- Guten Tag, and Welcome to Milford’s 31st Annual Oktoberfest

10:30- Run n Chug registration begins

11:30- Run begins

12:30- Run n Chug Awards

12:00- Hallo

1:00-3:00- Chris and Ronnie perform your German favorites

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

4:00-Brat Eating Contest hosted by Mike Lapatino of 99.1PLR

4:30-4:45-Bavarian Dancers perform

4:45-5:45-Blue Collar Band first set

6:00-6:45-Blue Collar Band second set

6:45-Beer Stein Holding Competition

7:15-8:00-Rum Runners First Set

8:00-Raffle drawing-Great Prizes will be raffled, and tickets are available all-day Friday and Saturday at the Raffle Tent

8:15-Rum Runners Second Set

9:00-Auf Wiedersehen

Food, beer and wine will be served all day


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