Wilkommen to Oktoberfest in Owosso!

Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push Band return to Owosso, Michigan to play both days of OKT2017!

New this year: Saturday, Oktober 14th from Noon to 4:00 p.m., we welcome Ein Prosit to the main stage! Ein Prosit, “the band that only plays happy music”, is a group of musicians from MI, IN and IL who enjoy playing and entertaining with a variety of German, Austrian and Bavarian “Oktoberfest” style folk music! The band was founded in 2002 and currently has a roster of 60+ musicians, usually playing with a band of 35.

Ein Prosit’s active schedule includes festivals, private parties and community events throughout the year. Members of the band dress in traditional German trachten and strive to preserve the rich German musical heritage! The bands’ repertoire includes polkas, waltzes, sectional features, solos, audience participation pieces and sing-alongs; entertainment for the entire family!

The band has the traditional German “Festival Band” instrumentation and also includes accordion and cowbells. A very special feature of the group is their 10 member Alphorn Section, Alphorngrupppe “Alpentraum” who are featured at all Ein Prosit events.

OKT 2017 Music Line-Up:

Friday, Oktober 13th
5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push alternating with DynaBrass of Toledo, OH

Saturday, Oktober 14th
Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Ein Prosit – 35 piece German Band
5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push alternating with Gerry Kaminski’s Polka Network

A printable Schedule of Events can be found here: Oktoberfest 2017 Flyer w Cal

2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, October 13th

3:00 p.m. Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg-State Rep Ben Frederick/Biergarden Opens

3:00 – 11:00 p.m. Vendor Food Service

6:30 p.m. “The Beer Run” 5K Walk/Run

7:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony for The Beer Run

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. St Julian Wine Tasting Party

5:00 – 11:30 p.m. Live Music by Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push with DynaBrass of Toledo, OH

Saturday, October 14th

High Noon Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg – Mayor Chris Eveleth

11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. Vendor Food Service

Noon – Midnight Biergarten Tent Open

12:30 -4:30 p.m. LikeWater CrossFit Competition, Middle School Grounds

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “Ein Prosit” – A 35-piece German Band performance

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Children’s Activities: Bounce houses, Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Bowling

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Registration for Beer Stein Endurance Contest

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Happy Hour – Buy One Get One Free Armbands

3:30 p.m. Polka Lessons in Main Tent with Joe & Sue Oginsky

5:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Music, by Lenny Gomulka & The Chicago Push/Gerry Kaminski’s Polka Network of Grand Rapids, MI

8:00 p.m. Beer Stein Endurance Contest

Biergarten Closes at Midnight on Both Friday & Saturday