Polka Music.
Artist Village.
Wiener Dogs.
Kid's Crafts.

 
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Main Stage Schedule

Check out 2017's entertainment! we can't wait to share 2018's events with you. Stay tuned!

Friday:

6:00 PM | Swiss Alphorn Quartet

7:00 PM | Brat Eating Contest (Register Below)

7:30 PM | STV Almrausch

8:30 PM | The German Band of North Texas

Saturday:

11:00 AM | Wiener Dog Fashion Show (Register Below)

12:30 PM | Alpine Dancers Edelweiss

2:00 PM | Swiss Alphorn Quartet

3:00 PM | Stein Racing Contest (Register Below)

3:30 PM | STV Almrausch

4:30 PM | The German Band of North Texas

6:30 PM | Texanischer Schuhplattler Verein d'Holzar

7:30 PM | Masskrugstemmen (Strong Man) Contest (Register Below)

8:00 PM | The Flying Balalaika Bros

 
 

Wiener Dog Fashion Show

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Participate in the Wiener Dog Fashion Show!

 
 

Wiener dog fashion show details

Steinfest will be holding the annual Wiener Dog Fashion Show on Saturday, October 20. Bring your furry babies decked out in their best dress for our judges, and both you and your dog could win prizes and treats. There is no costume theme, just be creative and cute. Last year's grand prize was a $100 cash prize, a ribbon, and a surprise from Dogtopia! 

Entry into the fashion show is not exclusively for wiener dogs. All pups are welcome!

**Registration is NOT yet open for the 3rd Annual Wiener Dog Fashion Show, so stay tuned! Updates will be posted here and on the Downtown Plano Arts District's social media pages.

 
 
 

Competitions

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Do you have the steins to compete?

 
 

Brat eating contest

If the food is your favorite part of Steinfest, test the strength of your stomach in this tasty competition! Participants will compete to see who can eat the most Bratwursts in five minutes. Come hungry and ready to win the grand prize (TBA) and a t-shirt!

This competition will take place on Friday, October 19. There is NO COST to enter, but spots are limited.All participants must be 18 or older. Only the first 20 people to register get to compete; everyone else will be put on a wait list.

**Registration is NOT yet open for the 2018 Brat Eating Contest, so stay tuned! Updates will be posted here and on the Downtown Plano Arts District's social media pages.

 

stein racing contest

Join in on this classic Oktoberfest competition! Participants must race to the finish line while holding beer-filled steins. The participant who crosses the finish line with the least amount of spilled beer wins a $100 cash prize and a t-shirt!

This competition will take place Saturday, October 20. There is NO COST to enter, but spots are limited. All participants must be 21+ and will receive a souvenir Stein and one beer. Only the first 20 people to register get to compete; everyone else will be put on a wait list.

**Registration is NOT yet open for the 2018 Stein Racing Contest, so stay tuned! Updates will be posted here and on the Downtown Plano Arts District's social media pages.

masskrugstammen (strong man) CONTEST

This is the competition for you uber Steinfest fans! The masskrugstammen is a contest of strength where participants have to hold a beer-filled stein out at a 90 degree angle for as long as they possibly can. The last one standing with their stein held out straight is deemed the winner of the masskrugstammen and will be awarded a $100 cash prize and a t-shirt! 

This competition will take place on Saturday, October 20. There is NO COST to enter, but spots are limited. All participants must be 21+ and will receive a souvenir Stein and one beer. Only the first 20 people to register get to compete; everyone else will be put on a wait list.

**Registration is NOT yet open for the 2018 Masskrugstammen, so stay tuned! Updates will be posted here and on the Downtown Plano Arts District's social media pages.

 
 
 

Kids Activites

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Bring the whole family!

 
 

Kid's activities available at steinfest

Steinfest is a family-friendly event. There's something for everyone to do, including the kids! Besides dancing to Polka music and cheering at the Wiener Dog Fashion Show, Steinfest will have a Kiddie Play Patch. There will be all kinds of fun activities, including:

  • Face painting
  • Fall harvest photo-ops
  • Bounce houses
  • Outdoor games
  • Crafts
  • And more!

Come join us for some fall festival fun!