Soap Box Derby

We’re planning a host of activities for all ages on the streets of Bremen during Oktoberfest.

5-7 pm: Basketball Hoop Shoot

  • Sponsored by South Wire Project Gift
  • This is for middle school and high school students and will be run as a ‘come and go as you please’ event.

6-8 pm: Children’s Reptile Show

  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade.
  • (THIS EVENT IS STILL TENTATIVE.)

8-9 pm: Children’s Area Dance Party

  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area and will include music, video, glow sticks, strobe light, disco ball, and smoke machine!

12:30 pm: Rain Gutter Boat Race

  • Sponsored by South Wire Project Gift
  • This is for elementary aged children.  Students will build their own boat and then race it down a rain gutter.
  • Prizes awarded!

1-4 pm: Children’s Area Petting Zoo

  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade.
  • Animals include bunnies, pigs, ducks, chickens, and more!

Longboard2 pm: Long Board Competition

  • Sponsored by Huff & Puff Board Co.
  • This event races through Bremen’s downtown streets (same course as last year).
  • Trophies will be awarded to winners.
  • Registration is required (online and day of)
  • Organized by Stevie Schnick

2:30 pm: Children’s Area Punkin Chunkin’

  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade, and involves children using large slingshots to launch sugarpie pumpkins into the air.
  • Adult supervision provided.
  • No registration required.

3-5 pm: Basketball Hoop Shoot

  • Sponsored by South Wire Project Gift
  • This is for middle school and high school students and will be run as a ‘come and go as you please’ event.

Soap Box Derby4 pm: Soap Box Derby

  • Sponsored by Community Gospel Church and Lippert Components
  • This event is for children ages 5-12.
  • Children will race down N. Center St. hill in 3 different age categories.
  • Trophies awarded for winners and best decorated.
  • Pre-registration is required – See the Info page for details.

Soap box derby Information


5-9 pm: Children’s Area Hay Ride

  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade, although your whole family can ride.
  • A tractor drawn hay wagon will escort families down and back S. Center St.

10 am: Community Wide Church Service


12-4 pm: Children’s Area Bounce House Double Slide & Balloon Artist

  • This will take place in the CGC Children’s Area, which is for toddlers through 5th grade.

Bed Race2 pm: Bed Race

  • Sponsored by Bremen Kiwanis, Tri Kappa, and the Oktoberfest Committee
  • This race will require 5 people per team.
  • Beds will race in heats, with the winner being awarded a traveling trophy.
  • Trophy awarded to best decorated bed as well.
  • Pre-registration is required – See the Info page for details.

Bed race information


SPECIAL EVENT

Coloring Contest

  • Sponsored by Bremen Castings, Inc.
  • Students may download 1 of 3 coloring pages, denoted by age category, and submit to be judged.
  • Winners will be announced before the festival but will be honored on the Oktoberfest’s main stage.
  • Downloadable coloring pages will be made available in August on the Bremen Castings website and locations around town.
  • All entries must be turned in by 10 AM on Friday, September 29.
  • We’ll display all the children’s artwork again – with permission from these businesses – Woodies, Bremen Enquirer, and the History Center.


For information about activities, contact Bethany Muck at Bethany.muck@gmail.com or Jessica Krallman at jkrallman@cgccommunity.com.

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