RANGELEY — Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend (Sept. 29- Oct. 2) activities have been announced and range from a Brat & Strudel contest to Stein Hoisting competitions in Rangeley and Oquossoc to the Maine Forestry Museum’s 23rd Annual Apple Festival.

The weekend will kick off with the annual Brat & Strudel contest on Thursday, Sept. 29, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. This event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Rangeley Inn. Entrants will put forth their best brat and strudel and the public is invited to taste samples from all participants. Each attendee will receive a free commemorative Rangeley Oktoberfest mug and tastings of all brat and strudel entries. Winners will earn bragging rights based on voting by both the public and a panel of expert judges.

Brat and strudel entrants confirmed at press time include the following: Blue Orchid, Classic Provisions, Forks in the Air, Gingerbread House Restaurant, Inner Eye, Moose Alley, Rangeley IGA, The Rangeley Tavern, Sarge’s and The Shed.

Schedule of events

Thursday, Sept. 29

Stein Hoisting Semifinals, 6 p.m., Rangeley Inn & Tavern, 2443 Main St., Rangeley.

Friday, Sept. 30

SoJo’s Scarecrow Ball, all day, stroll down High Street and vote for your favorite scarecrow.

Autumn BBQ Sampler, noon-3 p.m., Blue Flame/Rangeley Fireplace & Stove Co., 2497 Main St., Rangeley.

Autumn Beer Tasting with Appetizers, 4-6 p.m., Classic Provisions, 2485 Main St., Rangeley.

Headliners Comedy Club, 7:30–9 p.m., The Rangeley Inn & Tavern, 2443 Main St., Rangeley.

Stein Hoisting Semifinals, 6 p.m., Bald Mountain Camps, 125 Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc; 7 p.m., 45th Parallel, 2303 Main St., Rangeley; 8 p.m., Moose Alley, 2809 Main St., Rangeley; 9 p.m., Sarge’s, 2454 Main St., Rangeley.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Maine Forestry Museum’s 23rd Annual Apple Festival, 9 p.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St., Rangeley.

Harvest Market, meet and share with local farmers and Maine made producers, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Classic Provisions, 2485 Main St., Rangeley.

Horse & Wagon Rides, sponsored by The Alpine Shop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Alpine Shop, 2504 Main St., Rangeley.

Sam Adams Beer Chugging Contest & Beer Hall Lunch, noon-2 p.m., Moose Alley, 2809 Main St., Rangeley.

Stein Hoisting Finals, 8 p.m., Moose Alley, 2809 Main St., Rangeley.)

Sunday, Oct. 2

Oktoberfest Closing Ceremonies, 1 p.m., Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 6 Park Road, Rangeley. Awarding of prizes for Brat & Strudel Contest, Beer Stein Hoisting Competition and stamped brochure entries.

For more information, call 864-5571 or email [email protected]


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