University of Okoboji Oktoberfest 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Photos by Dave Petrick and Matt Heinrichs

Helmets, hammers and happy faces were in no short supply Saturday during the 30th annual University of Okoboji Oktoberfest. The event's central feature a bicycle ride circling West Lake Okoboji draws hundreds of cyclists from the region each year, according to staff at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. The event features live music as well as various competitions like a bean bag tournament, stein holding contest, keg tossing contest and hammerschlagen a germanic game of hammer flipping and nail pounding.