37th UpTown Waterloo Great Oktoberfest Barrel Race


Media teams, corporate teams and the community are invited to “roll out the barrel” in UpTown Waterloo’s traditional relay-style keg race! Hosted by UpTown Waterloo businesses, the Great Oktoberfest Barrel Race is one of the longest standing accredited Oktoberfest events. Teams of four – women, men or co-ed – are eligible to register for the race at $35 per team. Proceeds of the race support the Sun Life Financial UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival. First and second place winners will receive prizes from some of the event’s generous sponsors, including The Waters Spa, Fearless Heart Yoga, Waterloo Taxi, snap’d K-W, CIBC, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union, Failte Waterloo, The Savoury, and of course, the hosts, UpTown Waterloo Businesses. This year, join us after the race in the Public Square for Sausage Fest, a brand new event that showcases local restaurants’ great tasting sausage and sausage products!