A Masskrugstemmen, better known as a beer stein holding contest, will test your strength at 4:30 pm in front of the stage.


Just $15 gets you a one-of-a-kind OrenKoFest 1 liter beer stein full of beer provided by Golden Valley Brewery and the chance to brag to all your friends that you have what it takes to call yourself a real German.


Register day-of at the information booth from 12:00 noon until 4:15 pm. We only have a limited number of entries for both men and women so enter early.

The rules are simple:

  • Contestants must be at least 21 years old
  • 08GVB-LogoEach person must hold a 1 liter stein filled with beer (equating to about five pounds) at arm’s length for as long as possible
  • Arm cannot bend in any direction and must remain parallel to the ground
  • Any beer spillage results in an immediate disqualification
  • The current known world record is 25.5 minutes. Do you have what it takes?!?