Oktoberfest Games

Spokane Oktoberfest at the River will feature exciting games and competitions.

Games include: Stein Hoisting, Bocce Courts, Corn Hole, Holey Board, Nagelspielen and other fun.

Stein Hoisting (Bierkrugstemmen)! You wonder what kind of game or competition is that? Well, its a very simple game…….. How long can you hold a beer stein filled with liquid (normally with beer) and held parallel to the floor with elbows locked. If you bend the elbow or spill/drop the stein your out. The last man/woman/child standing wins a prize!


Bocce Ball

New for 2016 Spokane Oktoberfest – Indoor Bocce Ball Courts!  Every age and skill level can compete and have fun with this ancient game played all over the world.



A German game – “playing with nails”.  The object is to pound in one’s own nail into the wood before your opponent! This simple game reportedly dates to the first Oktoberfest in 1810 and In some northern German taverns, a Nagelspielen game sits in a corner and losers are bound to buy the next round.

Join your friends and make new ones when you join the fun!