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Posted on: February 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Jousting, Jesters, and Party Polka on Tap at Wellington’s “Marchtoberfest” Traditional German Pop

Men & Women in traditional German costumes dancing Polka at Wellington’s Marchtoberfest Traditional

Where can you find jousters, jesters, and a Grammy-nominated accordionist playing Party Polka all in one place? Find them at “Marchtoberfest,” a traditional German Pop-Up Biergarten featuring Hofbräu Bier in Wellington! Marchtoberfest is set to occur on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th, in Wellington’s Town Center (12150 Forest Hill Boulevard).

Marchtoberfest is a family-friendly event and admission is FREE. The event runs from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, on Friday; and 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturday.

Each day will feature a lounge area of authentic Biergarten tables and benches, along with German food, music, vendors and special entertainment. Kids will enjoy their very own activity zone with bounce houses and lawn games. American German Club dancers will be in attendance both days, providing demonstrations of traditional German dances throughout the event.

Guests 21 and over can choose from a selection of beers by Hofbräu München, available for purchase, along with keepsake boots or steins with discounted prices for refills.

Event Schedule

Friday, March 6th

  • 5:30 PM
    Ceremonial Keg Tapping with Village Council
  • 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Laura and Bob Duo
  • 7:00 PM
    Stein Hoisting Contest

Saturday, March 7th

  • 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
    “Black Horse Stables” Jousting Exhibitions presented by All Kids Entertainment!

  • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Visit with our wandering Knights and Jesters, and strike a pose for photos

  • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    The Alex Meixner Band. Grammy-nominated Alex Meixner is one of the most dynamic accordionists on the scene today, and a nationally acclaimed musician, performer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of polka music.

  • 7:00 PM
    Stein Hoisting Contest

For full event, details visit

Wellington would like to thank Jet Hauling, and Mathews Brewing Company for their support of this event.

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