2017 Oktoberfest / Sault International Festival of Races

Downtown Sault Ste. Marie’s 15th Annual Oktoberfest will take place September 23, 2017,  kicking off with the War Memorial Hospital Sault International Festival of Races’  followed by arts, crafts & food vendors, music, dancing, the Crime Stoppers Firetruck Pull competition, tug-o-war and other games along Portage Avenue.

Event Schedule

Noon to 6 PM – Arts and crafts vendors, games, kid’s bounce house, face painting, and pumpkin painting

Noon to 6 PM – Outside food from The Palace Resturant and Saloon serving walking tacos, mini taco salads, chili con queso, German chowder soup, chips and salsa |The Alpha Bar and Zorbas featuring: freshly baked pretzels, beer cheese and sausage |The Ramada Ojibway Plaza serving: burgers, brats, corn on the cob and MORE- complete with outdoor seating

2 PM – 6 PM – Live music from Judy and Her Suchey Brothers and dance performances from Sault Ste. Marie’s own Academy of Performing Arts

Special Events


5 PM – Flying Monkey and Nickel Brook Tap Takeover at The Wicked Sister

6 PM – Live music from The Sniders at 1668 Winery and Lockside Brewery


7:30 AM – 1668 Winery and Lockside Brewery Kegs and Eggs featuring eggs, sausage, potatoes, and beer.

11 AM – Flying Monkey and Nickel Brook tap takeover continues at The Wicked Sister. Brewery representative onsite beginning at 5 PM.

11 AM – 9 PM – Karl’s Cuisine will be serving traditional German meals all day:

                         German Sauerbraten – Beef Brisket braised in red wine and herbs served with sweet and sour cabbage and German-style potato salad

                         SpaetzleKaese – (German style cheesy egg noodles) served with 2 beer braised Brats from Neville’s, braised on Superior Coast Beer

11 AM – Midnight: College game day at Moloney’s Alley featuring Short’s Brewing Noble Chaos Oktoberfest and a special Oktoberfest menu with an exclusive Brat Burger. Moloney’s Alley Backyard activities to include fire pits, life-size Jenga and a cornhole tournament with great cash prizes! More info here

Noon: Crime Stoppers Fire truck pull in front of 1668 Winery and Alpha Bar

1:00 PM: Alpha Bar outdoor event with outdoor seating, freshly baked pretzels with beer cheese and sausage, DJ and a Stein Hoisting contest.

1:00 PM – Gym 906/Alpha Bar Beer Olympics

1:30 PM – Battle of the Gyms Tug of War Contest between Gym 906 and Anytime Fitness

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM –

6 PM –  Live music from The Sniders at Soo Brewing Company. Soo Brewing will be serving up Oktoberfest beer feature, Family Harvest Weizenbock, all day

All day: River City Renegades Roller Derby 101 and informational booth

*Schedule and times are subject to change

Facebook Event

Oktoberfest Vendor Agreement 2017

Sault International Festival of Races

Oktoberfest festivities officially kick off with the Sault International Festival of Races! Join up to 500 runners as part of the Sault International Festival of Races (formerly the Sault International Marathon) on Saturday, September 23, 2017!  Now in its eighth year, the Sault International Festival of Races provides runners with a unique opportunity to run the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge and run alongside the St. Marys River all set against the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage and cool E.U.P. temperatures.

For full details on races please view the main web page here.

Join the 5K Run/Walk, Bridge Run (7.1 Miles), or the Half Marathon!