It’s that time of year when Excelsior Brewing harvests their docks on Lake Minnetonka, and you’re invited to join in on the festive fun. The annual festival includes music, authentic German food and beer, while rocking the docks.
The Docktoberfest festivities begin Friday October 6 at 4pm with the ceremonial tapping of the first keg. Excelsior Brewing President John Klick and several dignitaries will do the honors, declaring “O’Zapft i,s” and kicking off a day that includes four bands, a German costume party and games, like Hammerschlagen and liter holding contests. For the liter holding contests, guests are invited to test the resiliency of their deltoids, as well as their livers, Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 6pm with liter holding contests sponsored by Anytime Fitness. Entry fee is $5 with proceeds to benefit the ICA food shelf.
Saturday kicks the fun into high gear with more food and games along with live music from 3pm until after 11pm, including headliner Gooney Birds set to take the stage at 8pm for their 30th Anniversary Show.
Friday, October 6
5pm- Kind Country
8pm – White Iron Band
10pm – Sonically Speaking
Saturday, October 7
530pm- High Trouser
8pm – Gooney Birds (30th Year Anniversary Show)
10pm – Mango Jam