OktoberNest – OKM’s Oktoberfest Reimagined for 2020

OktoberNest – OKM’s Oktoberfest Reimagined for 2020
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (October 6, 2020) – The favorite OKM Bavarian festival will be
happening again this year, but completely online. Kicking off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October
17, head online for a reimagined Oktoberfest experience: OktoberNest.
“Everyone has a lot of fun at OKM’s Oktoberfest each year and we wanted to be able to
bring that same, fun experience of playing games, tasting traditional Bavarian food, beer and
sweets, to you, all from the comfort of staying at home,” says Mary Lynn Mihm, Chairman of
the Board.
Traditional German food made fresh by Price’s Meat Market and Siegi’s in Tulsa will
include brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, pretzels, Lebkuchen hearts, apple strudel and
more. Food items will be available in package bundles as well as an add-on. In addition,
delicious cookies will also be provided by the Gingerbread Factory.
Reservations for Oktobernest baskets (parteikorb) will be available Thursday, October 1
– Wednesday, October 14 through OKM Music’s website.
In addition to the food available for purchase, individuals and families will get to
participate in traditional German games, activities, as well as a chicken dance from home.
New York local polka group, the Polka Brothers, will also be joining the festivities online
with a live music performance. This unique polka group performs traditional Bavarian-style
polka music, as well as contemporary songs by artists such as Weezer, Lady Gaga, The Rolling
Stones, etc., but with a polka twist.
“This new take on Oktoberfest will be a lot of fun to come together virtually with
individuals and families! We’re hoping that families will join in the fun by recording themselves
playing the games and later share on social media,” says Ryan Martin, OKM’s Marketing
In addition to the planned virtual events, OKM will be hosting a stein holding
competition on Friday, October 9, 5:30 p.m. at the Tower Center at Unity Square. All
participants interested in competing must be 21 and older and pay a $10 ticket fee.
OKM’s Oktoberfest serves as a major fundraiser for OKM’s annual festival each year
and guests are encouraged to make a donation to OKM to help support its mission of making
music accessible to all through its year-round programming.