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stein hoisting

A stein hoisting contest is part of the Twin Lakes Oktoberfest.

The Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association is hosting its second annual Oktoberfest event.

Oktoberfest will begin at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Twin Lakes Country Club pavilion.

Tickets are $50 and include “Taste of the Lakes” food items from several local restaurants. There will also be a cash bar. Tickets for children, ages 6-12, are $10.

Admission tickets serve as raffle tickets, incuding the chance to win up to $1,500.

The Joe Nowicki band and DJ Keith Nowicki will provide entertainment.

The event includes a costume contest — participants are advised to “dust off your dirndls and lederhosen” — along with a yodeling contest. Also, participants can “test their arm strength in the Masskrugstemmen Contest, otherwise known as a stein hoisting competition. Masskrugstemmen, which loosely translates to the “lifting of a liter mug of beer,” is a competitive Bavarian sport. The “Masskrug,” a one-liter stein, is held with one arm completely stretched out and parallel to the floor.

The event also includes a Hammerschlagen Contest, a German game in which several contestants try to hammer a nail into a stump.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Twin Lakes Area Chamber and Business Association, along with a donation to American Legion Post 544. For more information, call 262-877-2220 or email info@twinlakeschamber.com.

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