Pearl City Oktobrewfest

September 25, 2021

Pearl City's Oktobrewfest brings together the best local breweries for one great day on the Mighty Mississippi in Riverside Park! Expect mouth-puckering sour beers, hop bombs, barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of other cool libations from over twenty breweries pouring from 1-4pm (noon if you're a VIP!). It's not just about beer - they're putting the "Fest" in Oktobrewfest with some of the best food vendors from Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, along with live entertainment for you to relax and enjoy throughout the afternoon on the river.

This ticketed event is located right on the riverfront in the heart of downtown Muscatine, Iowa, steps from The Merrill Hotel. Enjoy a weekend full of events and stay close to all the action of Almost Friday Fest, Over The Edge, and Oktobrewfest when you check into our Four-Diamond hotel for the weekend.



  • Big Grove Brewery
  • Tightend Brewing Company
  • Church Street Brewing Company
  • Nocoast Beer Co.
  • Potosi Brewing Company
  • Empyrean Brewing Co.
  • Wake Brewing
  • Nerdspeak Brewery
  • Bent River Brewing Company
  • Twin Span Brewing
  • Crawford Brew Works
  • Five Cities Brewing
  • Contrary Brewing Company
  • Toppling Goliath



12:00 PM Tapping of the Golden Keg

  • Mark the official kickoff of Oktobrewfest with the tapping of the golden keg! Raise your stein, strap on your lederhosen, and get ready to polka! Prost!

1:15 PM Beer Stein Competition

  • Grab your stein and get ready to flex your beer muscles. No beer can be spilled, no elbows can be bent, and extended arms must be kept parallel to the ground. The winner is the person who can keep their stein aloft the longest.

2:00 PM Brat Eating Contest

  • If you have a bottomless stomach, this contest is for you. This culinary competition will have you eating like a German and cheered on by the crowd.

2:30 PM Yodeling Contest

  • Let your inner Alpine Yodeler shine by competing in the Yodeling Contest. All voices are welcome!

3:00 PM Beer Belly Competition

  • Beer bellies take years—sometimes decades—to sculpt into perfect form, but it only takes a few moments for all that hard work and dedication to pay off at the Oktobrewfest Beer Belly Competition!



Click here to purchase your tickets online and pick up your complimentary tasting glass at the main entrance on September 25th.

  • VIP ACCESS: $50


Stay at The Merrill Hotel for Pearl City Oktobrewfest


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